Our theme for this year’s stewardship campaign is, “Now More Than Ever: Receive Hope, Be Hope, Share Hope.”
Whether we gather for worship inside our sanctuary, in our parking lot, or online, we continue to be the body of Christ through our ministries, our witness, and our care for one another.
This is not a time to pull back in fear, but to support one another, love our neighbor, and lean into the promises of God, like never before.
Now, more than ever, we ask you to generously contribute to support our life and ministry.
Members of our church family share their experiences in the ministries of our church. We invite you to watch.
Video messages will be added every week up to and including Consecration Sunday on Nov. 15th… so stay tuned! God’s love is hard at work in our church.
Thank you for Sharing Hope by making a pledge in the 2021 Stewardship Campaign!
You can fulfill your pledge in variety of ways that work best for you in the months ahead.
- Mailing a check to the BRPC Church Office at 1 E. Oak St., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
- Bringing a check with you to worship service when the Sanctuary reopens on a regular basis
- Setting up a recurring electronic payment with your bank based on a schedule that works for you
- Through the Venmo app – @BaskingRidgePresbyterianChurch (no added fees)
- Making your contribution online at brpc.org/donations/
If you have any questions feel free to call the church office at 908-766-1616, ext. 18 and speak with church treasurer Meagan Patton. Thank you!
Now more than ever, your contribution will help support the growth of the life and ministry of Christ at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Pledging support for the year ahead allows us to create a sound budget to support our ministries. Broadly speaking, the church’s financial needs include these areas:
Now more than ever the ministry of Christ at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is needed. Much of life as we knew it came to a sudden halt this past March as COVID-19 took hold of our local and global community. Most workers and students were sent home. Many businesses closed. We learned the new term of social distancing and the imperative of wearing masks. Yet the ministry of BRPC did not come to a stop. Not for a single day. Our worship services and most of our other ministries swiftly moved online. Our ministries of caring for our own members and serving our neighbors in need expanded. Our programs for children and youth, and our adult small groups, continued to offer experiences of connection and spiritual nurture. This past summer we offered two local mission trips for our youth, and Vacation Bible School “at home” edition. Whether we gather for worship inside our sanctuary, in our parking lot, or online, we continue to be the body of Christ through our ministries, our witness, and our care for one another.
Our theme for this year’s stewardship campaign is, “Now More Than Ever: Receive Hope, Be Hope, Share Hope.” God calls us to navigate the uncertainty of the year ahead with boldness and with faith. God calls us to receive, embody, and share with others the hope that is ours in Christ. This is not a time to pull back in fear, but to support one another, love our neighbor, and lean into the promises of God, like never before. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Sunday, November 15, 2020 will be a Consecration Sunday unlike any other in the history of our church. It is the day we are given the opportunity to renew and deepen our commitment to the ministry of Christ at BRPC. Now, more than ever, we ask you to generously contribute to support our life and ministry. You can pledge in 3 different ways — whichever is easiest for you:
+ Pledge online (form below),
+ Pledge with a confidential email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
+ Or mail your pledge card to the church office.
You are part of a legacy of great generosity in supporting the life and work of BRPC, generously giving of your time, energy, faith, and financial resources to sustain and grow our work and ministries. We are mindful that for some of our members jobs have been lost, and other factors are now present that may prevent you from giving in the way that you would like. For others this has been a year to re-examine and reflect on our lives and the blessings that we have, and we have a new perspective of gratitude. For everyone who is able to give, we invite you to give generously, joyfully, and more boldly than you have ever given before so that our ministry will continue to thrive. Our goal at BRPC is to grow our ministry, grow our caring, and grow our outreach. That can only happen with your generous involvement and participation.
As you consider your financial commitment for the upcoming year, we invite you to join us in the prayer provided on the back of your individual pledge card. As we look toward 2021 with faith and with hope, may God deeply bless you in your moments of giving, as well as in your moments of receiving.
With joyful thanks to you and to our loving God!
Stewardship Council Chair
Reverend Dennis W. Jones
A Stewardship Prayer
Eternal God, we pray that by your grace we will make stewardship a way of life.
You are the source of all we have and all that we are.
Help us to place you, our loving Creator, first in our lives by becoming more prayerful, more focused on loving and caring for our families and our neighbors in need, and by becoming less preoccupied with material things.
Help us to hear your call to be good stewards, caretakers, and managers of all your gifts by sharing them for your purposes. Help us make your priorities our priorities and to put our faith into action.
Help us to generously share the talents, treasures and time with which we have been blessed.
Help us Lord to serve our church, our community, and our world with the gifts you have given us.
Teach us how to give with a joyful spirit, with love, and with hope. Amen.
— Adapted from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.— Galations 6:9-10