Observations in a Stewardship Journey — Adult Bible Study
with Stephanie Williams, Sunday, November 29
Over the last 8 years, I’ve been involved with stewardship at FPC to one degree or another. When I began this journey, I knew very little about stewardship nor did I know how far this journey would take me. I will be sharing what I’ve observed and learned along the way.
During the first session, we looked at trends in giving over the past several years. We discussed what impact this has had on our church. We reviewed general attitudes and trends in charitable giving. On November 29, we will pull all this together and talk about the future of stewardship at churches, ours in particular. During these discussions, I hope we will uncover a new perspective of stewardship/giving and what it means to us individually.
Please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for the Zoom link.
Stewardship Moments for Mission
November 22, 2020 — Moment for Mission — Stewardship — A Family of Generosity
What’s your favorite memory or sentiment about your FPC-Burlington family? During the “Moment for Stewardship” portion of worship on Sunday, November 22, Stephanie Williams talks about hers — and how our church is family. Watch the video here.
Generously giving to the church by making an annual pledge is a beautiful way to return the love that the FPC family has shown each of us. Pledge generously and return to God an expression of your gratitude for this church family and the family of God.
November 15, 2020 —Moment for Mission
During worship on Sunday, November 15, Avery and Becky Wagoner spoke during the “Moment for Mission.” They expressed how grateful they are for FPC-Burlington, and how our church family embraced them throughout the years. View the Wagoners “Moment for Mission” here.
November 8, 2020 — Moment for Mission — Love Isn’t Love Until You Give It Away —
On Sunday, November 8, as a “Moment for Mission” during worship, Susan Davis talked about what “A Family Like No Other” means to the Davis family. In her comments, she recited this poem:
A bell is no bell until you ring it.
A hymn is no hymn until you sing it.
And love in your heart isn’t there to stay,
Love isn’t love until you give it away.
At FPC-Burlington, we are a community of faith, but those ties go even deeper. Through Jesus, we are family, (Mark 3:35). Living Faithfully as the Family of God is the theme of our upcoming stewardship season. We will explore this topic beginning on Sunday, November 15 and culminating with Dedication Sunday on November 22. The Gratitude & Generosity Committee hopes that you will join your FPC family and participate in the special worship services and other activities that are planned, (more on that in upcoming communications). For now, we ask that you prayerfully consider your pledge for 2021. How will you deepen your commitment to living faithfully as a member of this family?
These are challenging times, but as a family, we support and nurture each other throughout. Your financial pledge is deeply appreciated and it empowers us to continue to make a difference — in your life, the life of our community, and that of your church family.
Watch for more information and your pledge card coming in the mail very soon. The Gratitude & Generosity Committee thanks you for your engagement and support!