What Does it Mean to Give?
We give because we know that we belong to God, and not to money or possessions.
We give because we believe that we are loved by Jesus in a way that redefines what we love.
We give because our blessings are not our own, but a gift to be shared as a blessing to all.
We give because we are brave in our sacrifice for a larger purpose beyond ourselves.
Giving of our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness means loving God with our whole selves, not just our leftovers. So as we offer the wholeness of our body, mind and spirit to following Jesus in life, that means we are continually led into new ways of living.
Giving of your prayers means you are connected with your family, church, community and nation in a way that you can lift their concerns to God’s care regularly. To pray for the church and the congregation is to continually keep each person's name written on your heart.
Giving of your presence means that you show up for God and others regularly in worship, in small groups, in mission, and even in times of suffering, grief, an pain.
Giving of your gifts means you share of your financial gifts, as a way of expressing your gratitude for God’s graces and goodness, and supporting God’s work in the world.
Giving of your service means you share your time and energy with the church furthering its mission and in the world by growing the kingdom of God. Whether serving the hospitality team, the missions and justice team, taking a leadership role or simply participating in the church's ministries, your presence is a testament to your faith in an incarnate God.
Giving of your witness means that your love for Jesus shines through in your daily words and work. You could never say a word for people to see the joy of God alive in you!
We invite you to be a part of giving of your whole self in the love of God.