30th Anniversary!

We mark and celebrate thirty years of God’s grace for Granite Springs Church! 

What a good gift to reflect on the myriad ways God has provided in the past and to stand on tiptoes together as we anticipate how God will provide in the future!

Each stewardship journey, like the life of stewardship itself, reminds us that everything we have belongs to God. We are simply his caretakers, looking for the best ways to invest the resources he has entrusted us. In this season, each of us is encouraged to think again in fresh ways about how God is calling each of us and all of us to generosity.

Themes

Celebrating Beauty

Celebrating the beauty (poetry) of grace by expanding our creative, “artistic” footprint in our building and neighborhood.

Sacramental Life

Reveling in the sacramental life of grace by deepening our baptismal life and eucharistic practices allowing the sacraments in us to lead us into their natural life of building bridges with familiar and new neighbors.

Rehearsing Stories of Grace

Studying the life and words of Luke and Moses and Joseph will be for us as a way to deepen our reception of and being formed for a deeper life of grace. 

Specific Opportunities

Of course, giving in general is a natural response of grace stirred in us by the Holy Spirit. We propose to advance the following specific kingdom causes through targeted generosity over fifteen months, from June 2022 through August 2023.


01.

Formative Spaces
$30,000

Enhancing formation places around our facility, leveraging our captivating site. Stage one plans include designing a contemplative walkway and garden, an orchard (to provide fruit for local foodbanks), and a community labyrinth. 

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02.

Art & Beauty
$30,000

Reach our community through gifts of art and beauty by helping establish “The Culture House,” a new ministry for and with local artists led by a former GS intern Jana Dykhuis who will be joining our staff in August and commissioning new pieces for our worship space.

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03.

Strengthen Local Partnerships
$30,000

Strengthening our partnership with the four local ministries listed above, so enhancing our call to work for the “common good” with our friends and neighbors. We plan on giving $7500 each to World Relief Sacramento, the Salt Mine, the Gathering Inn, and the GreenHouse.  

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04.

Capital Improvements
$30,000

Making strategic capital improvements that improve our current building’s functionality,  such as replacing ceiling lights and improving storage areas.

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05.

Debt Reduction
$90,000

Provide for Granite Springs’s future by paying down our mortgage, paving the way for future ministry and helping us be resistant to the trends of inflation.

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TARGETED TOTAL: $210,000

Our Hope

We invite new givers, renewed givers, and faithful givers to join in. We hope and pray for 100% participation, walking together on this stewardship journey. Where can you imagine yourself? What might a stretch goal look like?

Pledge cards are available at the church or online below as a way to help you prayerfully consider partnering in this work. We are hoping to collect all pledges by the end of May.

Tell Your Granite Springs Story

We would love to hear a favorite story (or two!) from your time at Granite Springs! Just click the button below and fill out the form. We look forward to sharing some great stories with one another.

But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

 II Corinthians 8:7-9
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