Good morning. I’m Jim DeBuse, and this is my wife, Jacque.
Ten years ago, we moved to Minneapolis and started looking for a church. We visited a lot of places – some even recruited us for committees the moment we walked in the door! But when we came to Westminster, two things were apparent right away.
This is a church that’s truly engaged in the community and living out social justice. We loved that – and we wanted to be part of that.
And, this place is serious about being a church for the 21st century – not standing still, but staying relevant. We loved that even more. As a couple, we invested in that future then, and we’re still investing in that future today.
Our life looks a lot different now than when we became members at Westminster — two young kids, various jobs and a few moves across town. And in that time, we’ve had the chance to be involved. As a Deacon … an elder … and part of task forces, nominating committees and many Sunday School classes along the way.
Those experiences have shown us the impact the church can have, and give us plenty of reasons to support this church through stewardship.
For us – what truly makes Westminster a beloved community for our family is the supportive, safe and engaging environment our daughters are learning to call their church home.
We’ve met so many invested adults and engaged youth … we’ve made lots of noises in church pews, and bumped into plenty of people as our kids race to press the elevator buttons. And you’ve seen our kids even sit right in the middle of the aisle, just to get a better view.
Those little experiences are met by so many friendly glances or cheerful waves. Because of that, our girls enjoy church and are excited to come … and we feel supported by the broader Westminster community as we teach them about God’s everlasting love.
That’s why we continue to financially support Westminster and help grow and strengthen this community. We encourage you to think about what connections you find at Westminster and how that positively impacts you as you consider how to give your gifts this Stewardship season.
Stewardship invitations to pledge will arrive in your mailboxes the week of November 11, and Stewardship Sunday is November 17. Please pledge online or bring your pledge on November 17! Thank you.