Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means.
- 2 Corinthians 8:11, NIV
Most of us have probably heard the saying, "finish what you started." We all know from experience how important it is -- not just to start something, but to see it to completion. Football players often hold up four fingers at the start of the fourth quarter of a game to remind fellow teammates that they need to finish the last quarter of the game strong, so they can have the best chance of winning. Or, what would it be like if a musical conductor led the orchestra all the way to the final, climatic chord of a famous symphony, but then decided not to play the ending? How frustrating would that be for all of the listeners, and probably most of the musicians, too? And how often do we see a runner striving to make it to the finish line of a marathon - giving all she or he has to finish the race?
93% -- that is the percentage of our "Joy of Giving' pledge goal that our church family has said they will contribute to God's work at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church in 2019. That response this soon in the campaign is the best we have had in a number of years! Thank you to everyone who pledged. We are almost there, but we need those who have yet to pledge to help us "finish the work" - to use Paul's words from the Bible verse above. We need you to help us complete the $850,000 pledge goal so we can make a life-changing difference in the lives of the children, youth, and adults in our church, in our community, and around the world.
Please make your pledge as soon as possible. Pledge cards are in the Welcome Center. You can also pledge online at the JCPC website: www.jcpcusa.org. Or, you can pledge on the JCPC app. I am so grateful for how God has blessed us and our church. Please help us to be a blessing to others!