2019 Annual Appeal

“Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:5

“God put Jesus in our hearts. He grows love there. When our love joins his love we are all part of him and part of each other. The world changes and becomes a home for everyone.”

Margaret, Age 7 – Amarillo, Texas

I have received so much from the wisdom shared by children, such as Margaret, a wisdom that encourages and challenges me to faithfulness. Her message, essential and true, is a gift of the Child in the Church!

Margaret reminds us to celebrate the gift of community! Through CGSUSA, I have received resources and training that have given me a deeper love for Holy Scripture and for the Liturgy of the Church. These resources and the ecumenical companionship of fellow Christians prepare me as a catechist, for formational and pastoral ministry and help me live fully into my Baptismal vows: “to continue in the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers, to persevere in resisting evil and to repent when I do and return to the Lord, to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ, to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving neighbor as self, to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human.”

Margaret shows us the importance and strength of community that begins with Jesus. I agreed to chair this year’s Annual Appeal as a way of saying “Thank you!” Please join me! Your gift to the Annual Appeal will help another catechist, another child experience the Good News of a community that begins with Jesus!

Micki Hill,  CGSUSA Board of Trustees – 2018 Annual Appeal Chair

This year, our dear friend, Gertrud Mueller Nelson has
donated this delightful print of the Good Shepherd.
We are able to offer this fine giclée  print as a gift of thanks to
the first hundred donations of $300.00 or more.