Friday, October 17, 2014

Stewardship Sundays

Sunday, October 19th, 2014, marks the beginning of our Annual Stewardship Initiative.  My hope is that this initiative will raise our awareness of the centrality of Stewardship in our lives.  Stewardship stems from a fundamental response of thanksgiving.  

Indeed, thanksgiving raises within us the reality that all that we are, all that we have, and all that we give comes from God.  Our thanksgiving is a willing response to God’s presence in our lives and the many gifts which God's abundance provides us. 

Our response can be manifested in a variety of ways; whether it is in the devotion of our precious time to the work of this church, our financial contributions to the ministries of this church, or in the ongoing sharing of our God given skills with others.  Our Stewardship can and does touch others both inside and outside our church community.  It affords others with opportunities to see just how powerfully God's love motivates us to share of what we have regardless of any tangible return, just as Jesus did!  I hope over the next three weeks you will prayerfully consider your commitments to this church in the light of God’s ways of love, compassion, and justice.


CLICK HERE for a PDF of the 2015 Stewardship Brochure.

CLICK HERE for a PDF of the 2015 Commitment Form.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Blessing of the Animals Sunday!

This Sunday, Oct. 5th at 10:00  a.m is our "Blessing of the Animals" service.  Everyone is invited (two and four-legged), fin, fur, feathers, scales – all are welcome!   

This service celebrates the wonder of all creation, honours St. Francis of Assisi, and provides a blessing “to these animals whose love is a blessing to us.”