April 12, 2016

Stewardship & Finance

What is Stewardship of Treasure?

Good stewardship of our treasure starts with realizing that everything we own is a gift and blessing from God. This is often times our hardest obstacle to over come. Remember, God does not need our money or possessions.  He is the Creator of the Universe!  We have to learn to let go of our possessions to serve God. In our society today, it is a rather difficult task. Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and wealth.”
If we are committed to following Jesus, we also have to be committed to building up his Body here on earth. The church will always have needs: to provide a place of worship, provide educational materials and instruction, helping people in need both in the church and throughout the community. We need to take “ownership” of our church and help out where the Holy Spirit leads us.
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month; all are welcome to attend.

 Stewardship Sunday

Winter and a new year are coming.  Time to get the snow blower ready, the furnace tuned up and your finances in order.  Here at church we must also plan for the New Year.  Yes, its budget and pledge time again.  Each committee is being asked to prepare realistic financial needs for 2015.  However, before a responsible budget can be finalized we need to know how much income can be expected.  Our church gets over 90% of the operating expenses from the weekly giving.  How much can we expect for 2015?  This is one reason for having a pledge drive.  Yes, we do depend on the generous commitment of time and talent to meet our Christian goals but the operation of our church does require financial giving.