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Stay connected and up-to-date here as we share how we’re Paying It Forward. We are working hard to improve our property and facilities while reducing our debt load. Accomplishing this allows us to create essential ministries and programs that help others see God and participate in His redemptive story.

The Pay It Forward vision captures our passion to love God, love others, and love sacrificing today so everyone who serves, leads, and comes to know Jesus in the future can do it from a place of organizational and financial health. Each week as new developments are happening, we are setting the stage for our faith family to have an incredible impact in the central valley for decades to come!

May 18, 2023

By now, we hope you are fully aware of our emphasis on Pay It Forward, our development plan to prepare Peoples Church for future generations.

A well-known proverb states, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” We want to be the kind of people who not only focus on the opportunities of today but have our minds on the future for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.

We have built buildings, upgraded the property, and prepared ourselves for the future. As we have bolstered our campus, we have begun laying the groundwork for our financial future. Paying cash for solar will save around $650,000 a year in electrical costs on this campus, including Fresno Christian Schools.

Last month, our church leadership presented a goal of $1 million specifically for this project by September 1. This influx allows us to complete the solar project and surrounding areas in cash. Peoples Church would not incur one penny of additional debt, meaning we would save money immediately! Imagine how that money could be used to focus on ministry and outreach.

This weekend is our opportunity to plant seeds for future generations to harvest. Will you join us? We ask you to prayerfully come prepared to participate in a special offering for Pay It Forward. If we pray and do our part, we know this goal will be met and exceeded.

Let’s be part of the future together! We’ll see you this weekend.

God bless,

Chuck Trogdon CFO

I pray this email finds you well and enjoying spring in the beautiful Central Valley. With things coming to life and flowers and blossoms all around us, I can’t help but anticipate what the future holds. Not only for the area we live in but also for us at Peoples Church.

As most of you know, we are in the middle of exciting things here at Peoples Church. New people are coming each week, and the growth has positively impacted all areas of our church. The new solar project and the restoration of parking areas are preparing us for continued growth. The solar project will be completed by summer’s end, and we are excited about the substantial savings we will see on our PG&E bills which will amount to over $600,000 a year for our entire property.

I want to update you regarding our Pay It Forward Campaign. About a year ago, we had a firm commitment from our Faith Family that will set us up for generations to come. I am pleased to announce that over $2 million has come in for this campaign! We praise God and thank you for your faithfulness. Now we need to take the next step. To finish this part of the first phase in cash, we need to raise a little over $1 million prior to September 1st. I have absolutely no doubt we can do this. Here’s how:

  • Some of us have the ability to pay our commitments early for this three-year campaign. If you find yourself in this group, we are asking for you to prayerfully consider contributing now.

  • Many are systematically giving towards your commitment to this campaign. Thank you for your consistency and dedication as you continue to give.

  • Some have never committed to the Pay It Forward campaign. This is your chance to get involved to help our church be healthy for generations! Our children and grandchildren will be blessed by the sacrifices we make today.

I have spoken with our Church Council and we will emphasize Pay It Forward once a month through the summer. On these Sundays, we will update and ask you, our Faith Family, to come prepared with a special offering as we get ready to finish this vital project and move into the future God has for us!

On Sunday, April 23rd, we will have a special offering for Pay It Forward. Joni and I will be there with our check in hand! Will you join us? We can do this together!

Thank you for your generous support!

Pastor Dale Oquist

January 17, 2023

Your gifts to Pay It Forward are funding facility improvements at Peoples Church and laying a foundation we’ll be building on for decades to come. Thank you for what you’ve already pledged and given. Our faith family’s future is built on today’s sacrifice and forward-thinking decisions.

School is back in session, and the new solar panels on two roofs are maximizing your investment. We know that even with the heavy rainfall in recent weeks, summer and sunshine will be here before we know it. Now our faith family can reap the benefits of this abundant energy source. The money we’re saving today increases our ability to invest in the community and respond to ministry opportunities tomorrow.

We are so grateful for your generosity and ongoing leadership in our campaign. Please continue praying with us as we steward what God has entrusted to us.

Matt Markarian Facilities & Logistics Pastor

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