|20th Anniversary Online Giving|
Dear FBC Family and Friends,
We are very excited that this August we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the pastorship of our dear Bishop Leslie Patterson, Jr. and Co-Pastor Dr. Francene V. Patterson.
For two decades, these two Shepherds have labored to bring forth the Word of God that has healed, delivered, and set people free both here at FBC and around the nation. They have built our lovely church. They have developed the ministries which help the congregation and the community around us in so many ways. They have created the wonderful King Solomon's Christian Academy. Thank God for such tireless pastors! Did not the Apostle Paul have people like them in mind when he asked the Roman brethren (10:15): "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things!"
Let us show our appreciation for our Bishop and Co-Pastor by blessing them with a love offering: Our goal is $20,000 -- $1000 for each year of their service.
To accomplish this goal, we need all of the FBC family and friends to be of one heart and join in the giving. If you are truly blessed by this ministry, then show your appreciation by sowing a "sacrificial seed," a contribution whose amount is equitable according to the blessings that God has provided to you and your family. Any amount is pleasing, but you might want to consider the following guideline:
And, before deciding on an amount, please be sure to ask God how great a seed He would have you sow into the lives of our Bishop and Co-Pastor. What you make happen for others, God will make happen to you!
We have 10 Sundays (from now until August 9) to collect this love offering. Every Sunday there will be tables set up in the vestibule. Special love offering envelopes will be available at the tables (NOTE: your "sacrificial seed" is separate from your tithes and general offerings and are not to be placed in the offering baskets during Worship service). If you have any questions, please ask anyone at the love offering tables.
Stay tuned for details about the 20th Anniversary Celebration on August 16!
The 20th Anniversary Committee
21449 Potomac View Rd, Sterling, VA 20164
Telephone: (703) 430-6140 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org