Every year, the church celebrates All Saints Day at the beginning of November by recognizing all those who have died in the previous year. All Saints Day is an opportunity to celebrate the faithful members of your church who have passed on or those members of your church who have remembered your congregation in their end-of-life plans. Members who leave legacy gifts for their congregation do so because they believe in what the church is doing but, more than that, they believe the church will be around to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ long after they have passed on.
This year, perhaps more than any other in recent memory, we have greater reason to celebrate and remember the saints who have gone on before us. The Christian Church Foundation believes it is essential that we honor each of these saints, their strong faith, and their passion for ministry. In 2020, we are called upon as the church to continue to spread the Good News in as many ways as we can. The Good News of these saints is that they live on, their legacy lives on, and the Good News of Jesus Christ lives on through them and through us.
The Christian Church Foundation has collaborated with Rev. Richard Hull to offer congregational resources for celebrating All Saints Day. These resources can be found on the Christian Church Foundation website (www.christianchurchfoundation.org/resources). What better way to celebrate and honor the legacy of the saints than to remind your congregation, and the world, of the faithful witness of those who have gone on before us?