Prayer as the Foundation: Mission Possible

Prayer as the Foundation: Mission Possible plan-PRAY-give-build

Foundry Church embarks this fall on a Capital Campaign to raise funds for Mission Possible, a plan to renovate and rejuvenate Foundry facilities to enhance fellowship and outreach as we carry out God’s call in our community and around the world. Planning, praying, giving, and building are essential elements of Mission Possible.

Prayer will be a focus throughout the campaign. As we examine our spiritual and financial commitments, we do so in an attitude of prayer. Led by a Prayer Team from the beginning and aided by a prayer booklet during the campaign, we will ask for guidance from God whom we seek to serve. 

On Sunday, August 19, 2012, Bishop John Schol was our special guest preacher. He begins his transition to be the Episcopal Leader for the New Jersey area of the United Methodist Church in September. Foundry honored Bishop Schol for his leadership in the Baltimore-Washington Conference and particularly the support and encouragement he consistently provided Foundry Church. During the morning worship services over 20 individuals from the congregation responded to the invitation to come forward to join the Capital Campaign Prayer Team. Bishop Schol and Rev. Snyder then commissioned the volunteers to kick off this Campaign with prayer as its foundation.

The Prayer Team will undergird Foundry’s challenge to understand the Mission Possible project and to enable the funding needed to accomplish our goal. The Prayer Team will plan opportunities for everyone to be involved in prayer, as a congregation and as individuals, throughout the Capital Campaign and into the renovation.

Barbara and Vernell Carter, leaders of the Capital Campaign Prayer Team, invite anyone else who would like to join in this vital ministry of prayer to email MissionPossible@FoundryUMC.org with your contact information and put “Prayer Team” in the subject line.

Click here to listen to Bishop Schol's Sermon from Sunday, August 19th: “Faith Without Handrails.”