McKinley Church is conducting an annual stewardship drive thoughout the month of February. The theme this year is “Live Generously—Share God’s Blessings.” In each newsletter during February, McKinley members have agreed to share their experiences and some of what McKinley means to them. It is hoped that these stories and those shared during Sunday morning worship will encourage others to pledge to the annual campaign in support of all of McKinley’s programs. Pledge forms are available at the back of the sanctuary each week and online via this link.
This week, Jackson Teetor, senior music major, has graciously agreed to share his McKinley story:
I came to McKinley very early in my freshman year during the first few weeks of the semester. Yohei was looking for more basses for the choir and he recruited me to sing and play trumpet. I found a welcoming and loving community that was passionate about social justice and service, as well as services I enjoyed going to every Sunday. Throughout my college career, I haven’t had many constants across all four years. In fact, McKinley has been the only thing I have done all four years of my time in Champaign. While I will be graduating this year and moving away, I know I will always have a home at McKinley.