Mission Endowment Fund 2014 recipients announced

It is with great joy that Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield announces its 2014 Mission Endowment Fund special donation recipients.

Created in 2010 by the congregation of Grace, each year a disbursement from the fund is awarded among local, regional and national/international charities as part of Grace’s ongoing effort to live out its mission statement, “Faith in Action.”

This year’s recipients are: Continue reading

Congregational budget meeting set for Nov. 20

Dear fellow members of Grace,

Join us on Sunday, November 20, 2011, for our annual Congregational Budget Meeting. We will be meeting after worship for discussion of the upcoming 2012 budget.  It will be an opportunity for us to look forward to what I believe, with God’s help, to be an exciting year in the life of our congregation.

At that time we will also be looking at our Mission Endowment Fund.  Be thinking about organizations for us to supports with this year’s distribution.  The three categories for consideration are groups or organizations working locally, regionally and internationally. This was an exciting part of last year’s meeting; our discussion provided us with three new ways of supporting God’s work in this world in 2010. Join in this year’s discussion; share your thoughts; are there other groups or organizations that we can support this year?

Please join us in these two very important discussions November 20.  This is God’s church but he has made us all stewards of it.  Come and be a faithful steward with what God has provided.

Yours in Christ,

Carol A. Goulet
Council President

Grace Lutheran Church donates $2,000 to charities

Grace Lutheran Church West Springfield is pleased to announce the first annual distribution from its recently created Mission Endowment Fund.

Grace has donated a grand total of $2,000 among a variety of charities, including the following:
Westfield Soup Kitchen
Westfield’s Samaritan Inn
Camp Calumet
Central Asian Institute
ELCA World Hunger

The Mission Endowment Fund was formally created in 2010 by the congregation of Grace. The church plans to distribute a portion of the fund each year going forward among local, regional and national/international charities as part of its ongoing effort to live out its mission statement, “Faith in Action.”