With Two Pledges to Go, Generosity Already Exceeds 2021

Generosity grows at Esperanza! Giving intentions for 2022 grew by nearly $34,000!

This morning I accepted the invitation to attend the Children of Hope Christmas program.  SUCH JOY!!  The song that struck me spoke of no room for Mary and Joseph to stay in Bethlehem because there were so many people.  The children sang: “There is room in my heart for Jesus.”  We are blessed by COH to share the love of these children and their families in our space.

My heart is so full this Advent season.  Together, we are indeed preparing the way for Jesus by participating in the pledge process this fall.  Your gifts have been joyfully given and gratefully received.  I am excited to report that we have received 58 of 60 pledges.

I am also extremely excited to share that the people of Hope have increased their generosity by $33,584 in pledges over 2021—more than a 16% increase! God is good!

If you have not yet done so, I invite you to complete your statement of intent. Receiving 60 intents will be a wonderful gift for Hope!  You can pledge online by visiting www.myesperanza.org/pledge

Mark 12:7

Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.

Thank you for your incredible generosity. Our ministry’s future is bright indeed!

With gratitude,

Linda Dickson

Esperanza Stewardship Team

P.S. If you would like to make a special year-end gift to Hope, perhaps a gift of stock or through your IRA (a qualified charitable distribution), please do so by December 29 so that our office has time to record your gift before Dec. 31. To make a cash gift, simply click on the giving tab at myesperanza.org/giving/  Thank you!

Upcoming Worship Opportunities 

Choir Cantata 9 am Sunday, December 18

Christmas Eve 4 pm – Family and Children’s Worship

Christmas Eve 7 pm – Traditional Worship Service of Holy Communion with Candlelighting

Christmas Day 9 am – Service of Holy Communion