A message from Peter Barnes

On behalf of the church leadership and the Stewardship Team, thank you for your support of the ministries of First Presbyterian Church! These are unprecedented times with COVID-19, and your faithfulness and generosity have allowed our church to continue to bring the Gospel to Winston-Salem and beyond. You are supporting our ongoing mission to Invite all people to say “yes!” to Jesus with their whole lives!

As we enter the 2021 stewardship season, I encourage you to spend the next two weeks in a period of discernment over the financial support you will make in 2021. Please pray, spend time in God’s Word, and consider how the Lord may be leading you to give financially. The Stewardship Team has adopted the theme of Live Generously: Love God, Serve Others, Share Grace, finding a scriptural foundation in 1 Peter 4:10, which reads:

Each of you should use whatever gift you have
received to serve others, as faithful stewards
of God's grace in its various forms. 

The pastors have developed a short video devotional series to lead us through a consideration of ways we can live generously, using our gifts and resources to love God, serve others, and share grace both near and far. It is our hope this period of discernment will add clarity to your decisions concerning your 2021 pledge and financial support in the upcoming year. For three consecutive Wednesdays, beginning October 7, we’ll send you a weekly email with the link to the devotional video. You will also be able to find the videos on the church’s YouTube page

God calls all of us to give in some way, and I look forward to seeing what God will do in and through us for His glory in Winston-Salem and beyond. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

Yours in Christ,
Peter Barnes
Senior Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
300 N. Cherry Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101