“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
We’ve just celebrated the 294th anniversary of Old First. Bob Schneider led us on a fascinating journey through the history of the image of the Bible emblazoned on the front wall of the sanctuary.
I, for one, don’t truly understand the deeper meaning of the symbology. Or what it means for our choices about décor today.
But one thing I took away from Bob’s sermon is that things we think we “know” may not be all that accurate.
That’s a lesson from the pandemic, too, isn’t it? We thought we knew lots of things that have been shaken. Didn’t we all think in late March 2020 that this would be like an extended snow day? A couple of weeks of “flattening the curve,” and life would be back to normal. And our trust in one another and our collective ability to care for one another has been tested. And we all thought we knew that toilet paper can always be found on the shelf of the local grocery store.
And for sure we at Old First all thought we knew that gathering in our beautiful, historic sanctuary for weekly worship is the core of our congregational identity.
It’s time for us to pledge our support to Old First’s ministries for the next calendar year (2022). Our theme this year is Faithful, Hopeful, and Loving. Things we think we “know” may not be all that accurate, but if we have faith in God, hope for the future, and love for one another, we can navigate that uncertainty.
Please go online NOW to pledge your commitment to Old First for next year.
Or, if you prefer, you can fill out and return the pledge card that you will receive in the mail. Whichever way you choose to respond, we ask you to complete your pledge by Stewardship Sunday, November 21.
If you have any questions about the campaign, feel free to reach out to me. If you would like to have a confidential conversation about your contribution, please contact Adam Sherr, Financial Secretary. [You can find our contact information in Breeze, or call Devan in the church office.]
See you in church,