The Stewardship Team has been busy as we continue to meet to consider the obligations of each of us as stewards of the spiritual and financial health of our church. Stewardship Sunday is November 19th. On that day we will offer and bless our pledges for the coming year. We have been sharing our ideas about this year’s theme of “Generosity Through Gratitude” using the letters in the word generosity to focus our thoughts. Our hope is that the Stewardship notes in each Sunday’s bulletin have helped you in your ownreflections. So far we have talked about Gratitude, enthusiasm, the Good News, encouragement, rejoicing and reflecting, and  opportunity. As we continue sharing our ideas over the next few weeks we hope that you will be inspired to strengthen your faith and to imagine how your generosity of spirit, time, talent, and pledges can help First Church continue to grow and flourish. Many more things happen at our active church than are seen on Sunday morning.

During the week many committees are meeting and people are working together to make good things happen. Through our mission and ministry God is present in our community and beyond. With your help First Church can continue to have an impact, not only on our own lives and spirits, but also on others.