Farewell Offering For Mission on the North District

Farewell Offering For Mission on the North District

In celebration of Pastor Steve’s twenty-one years (21) of leadership at Hopewell
UMC, a special offering is being received over this next month to be used on the
North District, where Steve will be Superintendent starting July 1. The District -
newly formed at Annual Conference last summer - now includes 113 local
churches and covers a geographic area almost equal in size to the other three
Districts combined! These dollars for mission will secure a one-quarter time
appointment for a full Elder (active, not retired) to extend the office of the
Superintendent, particularly on the western side of the District. Let’s express
gratitude to Pastor Steve (and especially to God, the giver of all good things) for
the wonderful season of ministry Hopewell UMC has enjoyed over these past
twenty-one years by giving enthusiastic support of this offering for missions and
ministry.

 Goal: $21,000.00 ($1,000.00 for each of Steve’s 21 years at Hopewell!)
 Received to date: $2,030.00.

Gifts should be marked clearly for “Pastor Appreciation” or “Farewell Offering”
and may be turned in through the offering or office...or during the celebration on
May 12th at 5:25pm.