Month: November 2020

2021 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

2021 Session Pledge

 LifeTree Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida

First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida

November 3, 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

Our church is coming to life again!

This letter officially kicks off our 2021 Stewardship Campaign. Enclosed in this mailing you will find: 1. A letter from our pastor; 2. A proposed 2021 ministry budget; 3. A pledge card. Please take the time to prayerfully consider your financial support of our Church.

For you who prefer to pledge electronically, you may also make a pledge by going to our web site and doing one of the following: Click the donation button and follow the instructions, or click the contact button and indicate your pledge.

During the Pandemic, our doors have never been totally closed! Because of your generosity our Community Food Pantry has been able to feed a hungry community increasing in number.  We believe we are doing the work of Jesus Christ by meeting the food needs of the community.

We have made our church buildings more usable and energy efficient by installing LED lighting and new air-conditioning in both buildings. It’s up-to-date and ready to use. Our new web site is up and running: www.lifetreechurch.org.

In-person worship begins November 29 at 11 am with a service under the sanctuary portico and parking area. Worshippers may stay in their cars and tune into the designated radio station or bring their own chairs to sit closer. All CDC safety guidelines will be strictly followed. Our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Guild will lead the worship service.

Peace and Blessings,

Members of LifeTree Presbyterian Session

1501 SE US Hwy. 19 (Suncoast Boulevard), Crystal River, Florida 34429

2020 Stewardship Letter From The Pastor

 LifeTree Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida

First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida

November 9, 2020

…and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations” (Rev. 22:2b)

Dear Members and Friends,

During this time of illness and division, it is true we can turn to Jesus Christ and his church for healing and reconciliation. This has been so true of Life Tree Church during the uncertain months of 2020. In a year marked by transition and at times crisis, our Lord has been very present as the Healer to our community of faith. We are experiencing healing in so many ways at Life Tree Church:

In the joy of our “on-line” worship and fellowship.

From the feeding ministry of the Food Pantry.

By the prayers we share with and for each other.

With the sharing of our sorrows.

Through the resolution of conflict and in reconciliation with our sisters and brothers.

Enclosed with my letter is a letter from your Session members introducing the 2021 Stewardship Campaign, and describing the many ministries of your Church. As I read through the first draft of their letter, I was struck by the joy and enthusiasm of the writers. New life is often the response to healing!

I hope you will join in the celebration of life as together we seek healing for our Church, community, nation, and world.

As we look to 2021 our Annual Stewardship Campaign I hope you will consider pledging your time, talents, and treasures to Life Tree Presbyterian Church.

Grace and peace,

Jeffrey G. Guild, M.Div, D.Min
Pastor

1501 SE US Hwy. 19 (Suncoast Boulevard), Crystal River, Florida 34429