Fund Drive: Bayou Home Companion

This year the Stewardship Committee gave a nod to the folks at NPR, popular and well known to many of our members. Over the course of 4 weeks there were interruptions in our regularly scheduled worship service, written and performed in the style of an old radio show. We were reminded that FPC is member-supported in a very entertaining way. Enjoy this transcript and photo of the first broadcast.

And don't forget to send in your pledge!  Click here to download the pledge card. (print landscape for best results)

Steven Strength and Justin Wood broadcasting for WFPC

ANNOUNCER #1: Welcome, folks, to WFPC, the radio show of First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans. It's time for our annual fundraising campaign and we have to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with a word about our station.

ANNOUNCER #2: WFPC is member-supported radio. Yes, it's true. None of our support comes from public funds or big corporations. It's you – each and every one of you listening here today – who make our radio station possible through your generous gifts.

ANNOUNCER #1: Because we want to recognize your gift and thank you for your support, we have developed some great thank you gifts for our generous supporters.

ANNOUNCER #2: That's right! At the $50.00 a month level, you'll take home a history of the church. Read about the unique background of our unique church. A great value at that level, which is just $12.50 per week. (Feel free to round that figure up!)

ANNOUNCER #1: At the $100.00 a month level, enjoy your choice of CD. Perhaps you'll want a cherished copy of WFPC's Christmas CD, performed by actual members of this station. Or enjoy a copy of the Parishioners latest CD, featuring our very own Randy Boling. We're working on a Peter Cho CD – stay tuned for more on that. Whatever your choice, your gift to WFPC will lift your heart and your spirits at this holiday season! Oh, and that giving level equates out to $25.00 a week.

ANNOUNCER #2: For a $200.00 a month commitment, you can take home a copy of More Recipes from First, an all-new edition of our popular cookbook. That's a yummy way to celebrate your gift to WFPC. This giving level is $50.00 a week which makes the cookbook a great gift if that's a level you can afford.

ANNOUNCER #1: If you don't want to do the cooking yourself, join us at the $500.00 a month level, you can enjoy a home-cooked meal by our pastor and his helpers (including cleanup!). In fact, Pastor Fred says to expect a multi-course French dinner with pairings! Sounds like a delicious to contribute $125.00 a week!

ANNOUNCER #2: Finally, give at the $1,000 a month level and members of the stewardship committee will come to your house and wash and wax your car! What a way to clean up, and enjoy our undying gratitude while you're at it! If you want to break that down by week, that's $250.00 a week to a clean car.

ANNOUNCER #1: Remember, every dollar counts and your gift is always anonymous! We know that some of our regular listeners can't give at one of our premium levels. We just hope you'll remember that your support keeps this radio station going, with the weekly support you've come to expect as well as outreach to the community.

ANNOUNCER #2: We'll be back next week with more news and information about this year's annual fund drive at WFPC. Now, let's get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Pastor…



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