Christ on Capitol Hill is centered around a vision of Christ as a Tree of Life. As a congregation with deep roots in the Capitol Area, we have seen many times of change both within our community and in the community around us. We know from experience the sometimes difficult process of clearing space for and nurturing new ways of being community, answering God’s call to serve. We also know that God is faithful, and so we watch for the telltale signs of new growth among us, and claim our role in tending to it.
We are seeing possibilities emerging from the good work we have done in recent years, in upgrading our building and kitchen to support partners hosting advocacy sessions at the Capitol, train and launch workers into new careers, and feed our community. Your faithful and generous giving is a key part of expanding these partnerships.
For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
Priorities for 2023
As we seek to answer God’s call for us in this time and place, Christ on Capitol Hill provides fertile ground for new growth within and beyond our congregation. Here are some of the ways in which your weekly giving allows us to continue Becoming New in 2023:
Christ gathers for life-giving worship, and rejoices in God through music and the arts.
Christ gathers to learn from diverse perspectives.
Christ provides a gathering place for fun and community, teaching and learning, advocacy, peace and justice in our neighborhood.
Christ makes space for diverse, inclusive community—everybody is planted here for a reason.
Christ explores new opportunities to work in partnership with our extended community.
Christ nurtures the seeds God is planting through our daily work, relationships, rest and play.
Christ invests in vital spiritual practices that shape our daily lives.
Christ serves others with and within our broader Saint Paul community.
Christ shares hospitality with all who are hungry in body, mind, and spirit.
Christ shares financial resources, time and space with others from what we have already received.
Christ advocates with and for our neighborhood, city, and state.
New and increased offerings of $75,000 or more
Invitation and Response
This past year has been more challenging than the first years of the pandemic. We’re moving past a time of immediate crisis, but into new challenges as we understand more deeply why we are church now. As we prepare to gather, plant, tend and feed in 2023, we invite you to prayerfully and honestly consider where you have gifts to share. Pray for our mission and ministry together.
Be ready to complete your Statement of Intent for 2023 as we gather them in on Commitment Sunday, November 20. Or you may mail your response directly to the church office.