Together, We're Making A Difference!
Our church is responding to the current health crisis in innovative ways, by continuing to gather on Sundays in live-streamed worship, and being in fellowship and shared ministry through videoconferencing. Now we're also exploring how to further live into our identity as Natick’s Digital Front Porch. Far from putting our mission on hold, this is the time when Spirit-led people can tend the spirits of others in our community feeling anxious and isolated. There’s never been a more important time to proclaim and embody the Good News of God’s abiding love given to us by Jesus!
We need your generous support of our shared ministry during this time when the offering plate isn’t being passed during in-person worship. The average congregation receives only 16% of its household contributions from mailed, online, or auto-bill paid giving. Most comes through the offering plate. We’re pleased that 63% of our giving is now coming in alternative ways. But, while this is a terrific shift, it still means that we’re only seeing about two-thirds of our regular giving from church members and friends. If you haven’t done so already, here’s how you can shift your in-person offering plate giving to other giving means:
- Mailing in donations to: 2 East Central Street, Natick, MA, 01760.
- Making one-time or recurring gifts online through our church website and its secure giving platform: http://firstchurchnatick.org/give-online.
- Setting up auto-bill pay with your bank (usually be done online), just the same way you would for paying utility bills.
- Considering making at least some portion of your contribution earlier in the year if you are an annual or semi-annual giver.
The world needs what FCC Natick can be and do, particularly in this time that is challenging all of us in unprecedented ways.
Thanks for doing your part to make sure we can keep our unique and vibrant ministry going at just the moment it’s needed most!