To this day I can still remember the Sesame Street animated short about the lonely lower case n. It was burned into my mind at a young age that being alone was not a good thing. Deep within ourselves we all know this is true. God created us as social beings, to be connected to one another through relationships.
We want everyone to experience BELONGING here, we’ve even chosen a Lego to visually represent how we have been created and the ability we have to connect to each other. One Lego isn’t much fun while lots of Legos provide endless opportunities for entertainment and the ability to build something bigger.
This past Sunday, we invited people who are new to Knoxville Campus to meet for lunch at Avanti’s. I met Monique there and she shared with me that the past weekend marked one year of being at Richwoods. Her face was beaming as she shared her journey of finding a place to belong through Discovering Richwoods, New Group Connect, and a women’s ministry gathering. Monique was so thankful for a church that provides a number of opportunities to meet her where she is and minister to her.
During the next 4-5 weeks we are offering a bunch of opportunities for people to get connected at Richwoods. For more information on how you can “snap together” with others and BELONG at Richwoods, check out this page.
Our annual meeting is this Sunday, Jan. 17 at 12:30pm in the Knoxville Campus worship center. We will broadcast on LiveStream at Parkway Campus. Take a moment to review our 2016 Annual Report, here.
Knoxville Weekend Attendance
Parkway Weekend Attendance
Total Weekend Attendance
On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2016 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.
Our budgets are set on a calendar year, submitted by staff and approved by the Elders of Richwoods. Our ability to meet the needs of the people, provide programs, offer ministry opportunities, and so on, are all contingent on the faithful and generous giving of the people who call Richwoods their church home. As a church we do not take annual pledges to set a budget but we work off of our historical giving and attendance patterns to project a conservative budget.