I pledge my love.
I pledge allegiance.
I pledge an oath to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
But why? Why pledge?
A pledge is, of course, a commitment, a promise, a serious undertaking. Nobel prize-winning economist Thomas Schelling wrote that we pledge in order to make it more difficult for our future selves to give up on our goals. It’s a psychological strategy for sticking to it.
So, we are in the season of stewardship at Snowmass Chapel and our pledge campaign is underway. Stewardship is the congregation’s way of asking those who participate in the life of the Chapel – whether in small ways or large — to participate as they are able in its financial life as well. When we do, we make possible SO MUCH. Things like:
You can click on any of the items above to read about the impact being made. In addition, we have increased our attendance at the Chapel through online worship and have connected with people all over the globe who might otherwise not have a community. This gives us the unique opportunity to expand our reach in sharing the good news and God’s love. It has been an incredibly challenging time, but an incredibly rich and inspired one.
One thing is for sure: in the midst of the pandemic, the people of Snowmass Chapel have SHOWN UP. I could not be more proud of the way this community has just wrapped its arms around each other, and has reached out to embrace anyone in need.
So…why pledge? Pledge because you care enough to help the Chapel continue this work. You are committed already – it shows! By participating in the life of the Chapel you are part of God’s amazing work in the world, and your 2020-21 pledge ensures that work will continue in the year ahead. We won’t give up on our goals, and we hope you won’t either.
You are what makes Snowmass Chapel the loving, welcoming, high-impact church it is. With your stewardship, and God’s continued guidance and wisdom at the helm, we are making a real difference in the lives of the most vulnerable, and in bringing the good news to a hurting world.
Please consider making a pledge to make all we do possible – if you have never done so, we’d be happy to talk with you about it more; simply give our office a call. You can find more information here, and we are asking that all pledges please be mailed in or completed online by Sept. 30th so that we can plan for our 2021 budget.
And above all, we ask for your prayers for the continued work of Snowmass Chapel, and for your safety and well-being in this challenging time. We love you!