Dear Church Family,
What an exciting time to be a part of Second Baptist Church. We have recently welcomed, with heartfelt warmth and enthusiasm, our new minister, Dr. Noel Schoonmaker, and his dear family Dayna, Maggie and Nora. In addition, we are eagerly preparing to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of our Church. Both our history and our vision attest to our passion for, and dedication to, advancing Christ’s ministry at home and abroad.
Second Baptist was founded for mission purposes in 1820 and continues to exist for mission purposes today. Thus, after earnest and prayerful consideration, your Generosity Committee has set a goal of $2 million to fund the 2020 operating budget of our church. This represents a $200,000 increase over our anticipated revenue for 2019, enabling us to increase the Missions and Benevolence programs in our 200th year and secure other areas of our budget, each of which contribute to the comprehensive mission of our church.
Our theme for this year’s Generosity Campaign is “ALL IN”. Thus, we are prayerfully asking and encouraging each and every one of you to be “ALL IN” by committing yourselves and your resources to the work that is before us. This goal can only be reached with your generous support. But imagine what we can accomplish if we are truly “ALL IN”.
You will find a commitment card in the mail, or pews, that can be mailed or placed in the offering plate on Sunday. You may also choose to pledge online by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SecondBaptistChurch2020\
Our 200th anniversary year represents an incredible opportunity to begin our third century of ministry on a strong footing for the glory of Christ. We ask you to prayerfully consider the role you will play in helping to continue and grow the mission that was conceived by our founders. They were unquestionably “ALL IN.” May we be as well.
Your Generosity Committee,
Cheryl Jenkins, Chairman