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Posted by Paul Tautges, Senior Pastor

 

The Lord has blessed our church in so many ways—a prime property at the center pay it forward blue 4of Mayfield Heights, members who love the Lord and serve Him sacrificially, great unity across the church, almost three decades of faithful gospel ministry, spiritual health, and steady growth. But there’s so much more we would love to do to reach out to our community and beyond. Therefore, the elders and finance committee recently announced a new initiative aimed at reducing the mortgage on our church property. We’re calling it Pay It Forward, and have set aside the first two Sundays in March 2019 for this effort.

 

In this blog post, I’ll answer four questions.

 

Why pay off our mortgage ahead of schedule?

By embracing this Pay It Forward initiative, we will accomplish two things at the same time: (1) we will pay back to our mortgage lender what belongs to them, while significantly decreasing the total interest paid in the future. More importantly, (2) we will pay forward by putting our church in a better position for the future. Therefore, we believe—at this time in the life of our church—this initiative will only be beneficial.

 

What’s our goal?

Our goal for this Pay It Forward initiative is $100,000. Every dollar (every penny!) received will be placed on the mortgage principal. Therefore, if we meet our goal, we will immediately reduce our indebtedness by 22%.

 

How can you participate?

We have set aside the first two Sundays in March 2019 for this initiative. You may make contributions in one of two ways: (1) through the Sunday morning offering (please use the designated blue envelope), or (2) online, through our church website.

 

Do you have to wait until March 2019 to give?

No, you don’t have to wait. Though we have designated March 3 & 10, 2019 for this initiative, and we don’t want to diminish the value of this cooperative effort, you may give to this initiative before year’s end. If you do, in order to keep it separate from your regular giving, please use the blue envelope you received. Or, if you prefer to give online, you may do so through our website (click the "Give" button at the top of the web page).

 

Thank you for prayerfully and generously giving toward this initiative! We're excited to see how the Lord will work through each of us!



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