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Beloved Siblings in Christ,
We know the annual giving campaign can seem like a bore. The letters from the Stewardship Committee, the lists of reasons to give, etc. Most of us think of stewardship as an annual appeal for money to fund the ministries of our church. But looking at stewardship from a biblical perspective helps us see that giving is not just a way to pay the bills and provide a living wage to our staff. Rather, financial contributions are a way to help people grow spiritually in their relationship with God. Bear with us here...
Stewardship is a part of being a follower of Christ. It is a faith-based lifestyle which recognizes God’s ownership of all things – including our time, abilities and financial resources. By supporting our missions and ministries with a percentage of your income and time, you share in Christ’s ongoing work of spreading a gospel of faith, love and hope. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we trust that followers of Jesus want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. We should all be moving toward the goal of proportionate and systematic giving.
On Consecration Sunday this weekend, we invite your to make your financial commitments to Trinity. You may pledge online; using a pledge card found in the back of the pews and on the welcome table; or by contacting our financial secretary Jenny Robertson. If you have already pledged, your commitments will be consecrated along with the new pledges. Your pledge is a confidential expression of faith and we urge you to take part.
Join us as we consecrate - or dedicate to a higher purpose - the financial commitments of this loving and faith-filled community. Every single gift is a perfect gift; giving back to God what is God's.
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +