2017 Stewardship Season
Oct 1 – Nov 5, 2017
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” – Luke 6:38
This year’s stewardship season is different: Instead of focusing on what the church needs, we will focus on how we – as disciples of Jesus Christ – are called to live generously. Before we get to building our church budget, we are creating time for us to remember, reflect, and recommit to our stewardship of all that God has entrusted into our care.
- Proclamation of Our Giving God
- Our sermons during the season will remind us how – again and again – God gives generously – in the face of serious challenges and in surprising ways!
- Reflection on Stewardship in Our Whole Lives
- We are invited to honestly examine stewardship in our whole lives and, in doing so, broaden our vision of stewardship within – and beyond – our congregation. You are invited to fill out the linked form and share it with someone close to you. Please complete by November 5th.
- Invitation to a Renewed Stewardship Commitment for 2018
- Everything in life that matters requires commitment. We are invited to commit to giving financially to our congregation for 2018.
We hope that – by the end of the Stewardship Season – you will:
- Be encouraged in the ways God is inviting you to live generously, and be reminded you aren’t alone when challenged in giving.
- Grow in your understanding of – and commitment to – stewardship of your whole life.
- Participate in the ministries of First Presbyterian Church by filling out a pledge card and making a financial commitment for 2018.
We hope that – by the end of the Stewardship Season – First Presbyterian Church will:
- Celebrate the ways God is faithful
- Celebrate the ways we are stewards in our whole lives
- Learn the ways we need to support each other in our growth toward fuller stewardship
- Set a ministry budget for the congregation based on the big picture of stewardship
So that: together – in our whole lives – we can grow into our purpose: