Toward the end of every 10 a.m. worship service, we commission dedicated parishioners to bring the Eucharist to those unable to come to church. The whole congregation prays, “We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread and one cup.” Coming from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (10:17), this prayer reflects a way of being together. Christians are members of the same body. “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it,” Paul wrote. For “you are the body of Christ (soma Christou) and individually members of it” (12:26-27).
A pledge is a spiritual commitment, a financial gift to support us as the body of Christ. Your pledge supports everything we do — from paying the salaries of our clergy to supporting our outreach ministries, our pastoral care, our worship, our educational programs, and our music. In order to know what we can do each year, we need pledge commitments to develop an annual budget. At CCC, every pledge, in any amount, makes a valued contribution to our mission and ministry. We ask each parishioner to prayerfully consider making a pledge that is both responsible and significant based on their financial situation.
Please see this year’s booklet on Being the Body of Christ.
For more about pledging, look at these FAQ’s here.