Year End Giving

By Dave Davis, Sr., Member, Stewardship Commission

The Advent season will soon be upon us. In the church this season is dedicated to the hopeful arrival of Jesus the Christ. Yet in this season of hope, there often is a spiritual weariness. Every day we are overwhelmed by stories about our world, our nation, and our communities that contribute to spiritual weariness. Each of us can compile our own list of situations and events that prompt that sense of weariness.

In the Talmud it is written, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

God’s work is never done.

Recently, after each of the worship services, town hall meetings were conducted to describe how our gifts to Westminster support our ministry. Even though we look forward to 2024, there remain opportunities in 2023 for Westminster to do more.

Any additional revenue received will enable our church to turn hope into action.

Please consider an additional gift before year’s end. For folks over 72 years of age, certain types of individual retirement plans require a minimum distribution by the IRS. Some portions of these distributions can be donated without tax liability to the church.

For those of you still working, perhaps you have the good fortune of receiving a bonus or incentive, a portion of which you would wish to give to the church. Or, perhaps, you have been blessed in another way that you wish to give to your church.

Your gift, no matter the size, expresses hope in a world that needs it.