“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all God’s wonderful
deeds.” –Psalm 9:1
Dear SPUMC Family:
At the beginning of 2020, none of us could have predicted a global pandemic of the
length and scope of what we are experiencing. Yet, with all we are going through in our own lives, in life around us and in the life of the church, our faith community continues to thrive and find innovative and creative ways to be the church as the body of Christ.
This year of 2020 has been the first year of our four-year Plan of Ministry of G.R.O.W.
In the midst of all that is going on, this is our year of Gratitude. In 2021, our focus will
be Relationships. In 2022, we will focus on Our Story, and in 2023, our focus will be
We are also celebrating our 175 th year as a faith community in Sun Prairie in 2020. In the scope of life and eternity, 175 years is really a momentary flash, but to think that our church has been sharing the good news of God’s love since 1845 is a big reason to be grateful. So, during the month of October, our stewardship theme will be 175 Years of Gratitude. Beginning on World Communion weekend, October 3-4, and culminating on All-Saints weekend, October 31-November 1, we will hear about the many ways we share in gratitude for the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church.
We have a grateful story to tell, and we hope you will read the pages of the enclosed
narrative budget brochure that will give you a look into the stewardship commitment needed for 2021. Near the end of October, you will receive another mailing asking you to prayerfully consider how you will invest in this growth for the coming year.
Thank you for taking time to think about who we are as the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church and with thankfulness consider how you will be a part of continuing our 175 Years of Gratitude.
Rev. Jenny Arneson
SPUMC Stewardship Team: Sarah Bolen, Lisa Wink, Barb Nelson, Erlene Delano