Stewardship

Stewardship is often synonymous with the annual pledge drive. But it is not just an event that we hold every November. Stewardship is what we do with all that God has blessed us, every day. Stewardship is a year round practice of offering our time, talents and tithes to our Church. It has been said that “Church is an action, not a destination.”  Share your blessings today!

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THE BEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF THE FUTURE IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE PRESENT MOMENT Thich Naht HanhWe Believe That Good Stewardship Is:

-The practice of grateful sharing of our wisdom, work, and wealth with the understanding that these are gifts from God and should be used for the benefit of all.

 

We further believe:

-That stewardship is born of the conviction that we are all here to help one another.

-That stewardship is an act of gratitude for all that we have been given and for what we are able to give in return.

-That stewardship is more than simply the giving of money. It is also about shepherding the work of the church among our members and throughout the greater community at large.

-That stewardship is loving, caring for, and maintaining that which has been given to us by those who came before.

-That stewardship is an ongoing commitment and responsibility of each member to the fullest extent of their ability.

Meet some of our members:

Sally and Bill MacDowell “This church is a community of people who have their own stories, their own hopes, their own talents and treasures, but who also have a shared commitment to understand what that radical Jesus was saying, is saying to those who would listen.  This is a community I’m grateful to be a part of, want to grow with, and want to see grow stronger.  I know I’d be adrift again without it.”
John Merrifield “When we meet here on Sunday morning or see each other at Tradewinds or the Post Office, we look into each other’s eyes and we share our life moments together.  We encourage each other, we offer ideas and suggestions, and we provide a dish from time to time.  In other words, we take care of each other and….dare I say, we love one another.  This happens because God is within us and he shines through us.”
Marilyn Huss “This physical church building is a container for the life and growth of the people within.  Stewardship requires our collective wisdom, creativity, imagination, enthusiasm, sense of fun, and a reverence for God’s work.  Stewardship is an on-going and forward-looking commitment and responsibility for each of us.”