Stewardship means to care for something well, and it's the word many churches use to talk about regular giving. Naturally, a big part of stewardship includes caring for buildings and covering salaries. Mundane? Maybe. But that practical view misses the "so that we can" component of our role as church.
We give at Westwood "so that we can" be better stewards for a world that needs us. Stewardship (and our building, salaries, ministries and partnerships it enables—not to mention yearly vision items) is Westwood's engine for living out our mission to be a vital and necessary part of the world. It's not, then, about fixing boilers. It's about creating a warm incubator for faith, and discovering and living out our vocation as people of God.
Your giving is fuel for the world we hope and strive for.
We invite you to make your commitment to Westwood's Vision and Ministries by November 19. Materials will also be mailed to you.
In 2024 we are inviting the congregation to prayerfully consider a 5% increase in annual giving.
Your 2024 gifts will help us:
to faithfully imagine our Journey Outward as people of faith.
to begin living out the new Westwood Road Map (strategic plan) as presented in February 2024.
to fulfill our commitment to Rise Early Learning which will begin operating as a high-quality affordable childcare in January of 2024.
to complete our staff transition by addressing our ongoing communication needs.
GIVING MADE SIMPLE
Click to set up automated Electronic Giving through Westwood Connect:
If you’re giving by check, cash or other means, please let us know your 2024 commitment so the Council can make plans for the year ahead.
Simply submit this Commitment Form (OR you can use the hard copy mailed to you) and let us know your total pledged amount for 2024. This helps the Council in our planning for the year ahead. Thank you!
Contact Becky at email@example.com, 952-767-5562 with any questions.
IMPORTANT: If you’re already giving on Westwood Connect, please enter your NEW 2024 amount, as all 2023 repeat giving will end on December 31. Click the link above and follow the instructions.
Questions or need help? Contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org,