Have You Considered an Easter Offering Appeal?
By Ken Sloane
Many of our churches count on Easter offering to support ministry through the spring and summer months. Sheltering in homes and social distancing may mean that many of those gifts will not come.
We have included a sample letter you may use or modify as fits your situation.
Here are four quick suggestions:
- Include a return addressed envelope. (Even better if you put a stamp on it)
- If your church has managed to do some outreach or mission in the midst of this crisis, mention that in the letter.
- Remember odds are that some of your people are feeling profound economic challenges because of the closing of businesses and such. Keep that sensitivity in mind.
- Remind people that the church is here for them and for your community.
Ken Sloane is the Director of Stewardship & Generosity for Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.