But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
Dear Cathedral Family,
I am grateful for the leadership of Hayley and Bragg Van Antwerp in our Annual Giving 2023: Growing in Discipleship, and for the gifted lay leaders in the Cathedral Family who have joined in this effort.
The invitation of this year’s campaign has been to engage in giving as an act of devotion to God and an act of discipline in your own life. Giving from God and our giving back to God for the mission of the Christ’s Church can never be transactional: there is nothing we can give God that doesn’t already belong to God. What God does desire is our loving devotion and our living in the discipline of the Way of Jesus Christ. To grow in our discipleship first requires our devotion—prayer, time spent with God’s Word, worship—and then our discipline in giving for the life of the household of God.
Enclosed with this letter you will find: a stair-step chart describing our giving and a proportional giving chart to help you in determining your next step in giving; an estimate of giving card for you to complete and return; and, for those of you currently giving to Christ Church Cathedral, a statement of your 2022 year-to-date giving as a point of reference.
More information about giving and our stewardship of gifts, as well as online giving opportunities, is available at on our website.
Please prayerfully consider how you can grow in discipleship through giving for our ministries in 2023 and complete your estimate of giving card at your earliest convenience so that we can begin our ministry planning for 2023.
I am continually thankful for your faithfulness as the Cathedral Family and look forward to growing in discipleship with you all in the year ahead.