The Stewardship Team is excited to announce our theme for this year:

Generosity Through Gratitude

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines stewardship as “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.”  Certainly all of us, as members of First Church, want it to continue to grow and flourish.  James 1:7 tells us that all good gifts come from God.  We are the caretakers of all that God has given us.
The United Church of Christ tells us that generosity is a fruit of the spirit and mark of discipleship and that our giving to God’s work in the world through the church is a joyful, faithful and grateful response to the Original Giver.
As we travel through the weeks until Stewardship Sunday we will be exploring stewardship themes beginning with each letter in the word generosity.  Look for them in the church bulletin each Sunday.
As you reflect on how you can best support First Church, with your time, with your talent, and with your pledge remember the words of St. Francis – For it is in giving that we receive.