Shawnee Presbyterian Church




As we turn our calendar and our attention to November, Thanksgiving and the Advent/Christmas season is upon us. In our church calendar this also means we are entering a time we call Stewardship Season. This is often a time when as your pastor, I would identify some theme and share our many reasons to be thankful and to be responsive with our gifts of time and money. This year I focus my and our attention on the realities of our church and our financial situation.

The last letter you received from the Session and myself addressed our ever-growing financial limitations. I can share with you the good news that it appears that our expected and budgeted deficit for 2019 may be quite a bit smaller than expected, but still will likely be a deficit in our financial condition.

Many in the congregation have come to me asking “What can we do?” and “I don’t want to see my/our church close.” I can share with you that these are the same discussions Session has every time we meet as well.

I want to complement our Finance Committee and Session in our recommended direction with our pledge drive this year. We are not focusing on a set financial goal needed to underwrite a pre-set budgetary list of expected expenses. We are asking each person and family to prayerfully consider what each can give to benefit the ministry of Shawnee Presbyterian Church. Our goal and request is to have 100% participation in completing a pledge card which then will help create an informed and accurate budget.

This is not a time for panic and despair, instead we should rally together in order that our church and ministry may continue for many years into the future. Please consider your giving for 2020 and share this information with the Finance Committee. Together we continue to be the Presbyterian church found in Shawnee, Kansas.

Here is how our financial pledging process works at Shawnee Presbyterian Church.
Stewardship season begins Sunday November 3 and concludes with the dedication of our pledge cards on Sunday, November 24th. On Sunday November 3, we will focus our attention on Stewardship and have an envelope available for everyone which will include a pledge card to fill out indicating your church giving for the year 2020. Your pledge card can be turned in by placing it in the offering plate or returning it to the church office as soon as you are able. We will dedicate the returned cards on Sunday, November 24 during worship. Our Session is stressing the importance of everyone turning in a pledge card this year to help provide this information in order that our 2020 church budget will be created considering our realistic expected revenue.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Chris Nelson who is the Chair of the Finance Committee.

In Ministry Together,

Pastor Craig

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2019 Holiday Events Schedule
Find out what's going on at SPC this season!

this week...
  • Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon
    Sunday, November 24th 11:30am
    The Family Life Committee is organizing a
    Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall.
    For more information click here.
  • “Noisy Offering”
    Sunday, November 24th
    Will you drop a few extra coins in the ‘noisy offering’? It will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ SPC established at SMNW High School and Hocker Grove Middle School.
coming soon...
  • Food When We’re Fed
    Sunday, December 1st
    This is a time to remind ourselves to bring food for others every time we gather for communion, which is the first Sunday of each month.  Let’s take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.
    For details click here.
  • Reception for Rob Mance
    Sunday, December 1st, 11:30am
    Come say goodbye to Rob Mance on his last day with us.
  • “Hands-on, Sitting-down” Meeting Wednesday, December 11th, 10am-Noon
    Have you thought about trying the “Hands-on, Sitting-down” group?  If you want to become better acquainted with each other while working on projects to help others, this is the perfect opportunity.  We do ‘hands-on’ mission projects that can be done while ‘sitting-down. This month we will be making Lunches for Crosslines. 
    Click here for more information.
  • Ladies Prayer Group
    Wednesday, December 18th
    Joined us. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Pegah’s, 12122 W. 87th Street Shawnee, KS. We eat, talk, and go over who is in need of prayers and cards. The 16+ women who attend regularly, will welcome you warmly. Hope to see you too!