Congregations that approach financial stewardship from a spiritual perspective do not view the money Christians give to their church only as a way to pay its bills. Rather, these congregations see financial contributions as a way to help each one of us grow in our relationship with God by supporting our church’s mission and ministry with a percentage of our income.
Once again, even ESPECIALLY in this time of uncertainty, St. Timothy’s Pledge Team has opted to focus on the scriptural and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship this year.
After three years of using the New Consecration Sunday program and focusing on the need of the giver to give for her or his own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive, we are even more convinced that giving is essential to our growth in faith. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we seek to treat one another as followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. This kind of pledge campaign encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?” During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, December 12, 2021, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial commitment to our church’s mission and ministries.
Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily during morning worship on Consecration Sunday. We urge everyone to participate, no matter how you feel about filling out a pledge card. No one should feel embarrassed if she or he chooses not to fill out a card.
We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards. During morning worship our guest leader will preach on giving and invite each one to make a commitment and to offer that commitment in a confidential act of prayer.
We encourage participation in Consecration Sunday events through the Pledge Team and Vestry. Since we make no follow-up visits to ask people to complete their cards, we will make every effort to inform, inspire, and commit everyone to attend on Consecration Sunday.
This is one of the most faithful and generous congregations I know; thank you for attending this year now that we are once again able to celebrate together in-person for our Consecration Sunday event!
Senior Warden, Vestry
The Rev. Rebecca Nickel, Rector
Sunday Worship Service @ 10am
Godly Play @ 10am
Coffee Hour @ 11am
Sunday Bible Study @ 11:20am
Sunday Worship and Bible Study to be live-streamed