Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Back in 1966, St. John, Newhall, and St. Paul, Luzerne, held the first classes under the new association, Central Lutheran. St. Stephen’s, Atkins, joined the next year. It has been only through the Holy Spirit that the ministry of Central Lutheran has been able to move forward in faith and remain energized to do the work that needs to be done. We would not be looking forward to celebrating our 50th school year in 2016-2017 without the love and enthusiastic
support that people, such as yourself, have given Central through the years.
I am excited to invite you to our biennial Forever Central Gala. The CLS Marketing Committee is planning this event to raise awareness for and increase the Endowment Fund. The purpose of this evening is to thank God for past blessings and to look ahead to the future and the ministry opportunities to come. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can ensure that our children, their children, and the people who need to have Christ in their lives will be able to come to this school so they may grow and be nurtured in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to increase the dollar amount of the Endowment Fund so that the interest generated will be used as another source of funding for the school. Currently, the CLS Endowment Fund has $220,000. We have sustained our intentional emphasis on growing the Endowment Fund so that we can continue to offer a quality Christian education for students in the years to come.
I invite you to attend the Forever Central Gala where you will enjoy fellowship, great food, and the opportunity to learn more about how you can continue to be involved with the ministry of Central Lutheran School through a one-time gift or long-term contribution plan to the Endowment Fund. I request your prayers and attendance so that we may cheerfully give from our hearts and continue to expand the kingdom of God.
Please join us for a night of fun and fellowship. To RSVP, please print and complete this RSVP Card, and return the form and payment to the Central Lutheran School office no later than Friday March 14th.
When: Saturday April 9, 2016
Where: The Cedar Rapids Country Club
550 27th Street Drive SE Cedar Rapids, IA
Cocktails at 5:30
Dessert Auction, Dinner and Entertainment to Follow
Adults Only Please
Free Valet Parking Provided