Sunday, October 20, Stewardship of Creation: Think about what we get to name in our lives. Some of us have had the privilege of naming children. Others have named pets. A few of us have probably named our cars. We name these things because they mean something to us; they serve more than a utilitarian purpose in our lives. We take great care in selecting each name, seeking to reflect the nature of the person or thing being named and honoring the meaning it carries.
Join stewardship educator and author Ami Campbell and George Wishart, Sundays, October 20–November 3 from 9–10 a.m. in the Centennial Room. For many of us, the word “stewardship” is code for “give money to the church,” a limiting and incomplete definition. In this three-class series, we will explore what it means to be good [...]
Sunday, October 6, Stewardship of Time: Mechanical clocks were developed by monks in medieval Europe in order to mark hourly time to pray. Your watch (or your cell phone clock) began as a spiritual accessory, a reminder to connect with God.
Sunday, September 29, Stewardship of Treasure: In his recorded ministry, Jesus talks an awful lot about money. More than a quarter of his parables cover finances, and he devotes more air time to money than love and prayer combined. Rarely does Jesus praise people for their use of funds, which makes the widow particularly worthy of our attention.
Sunday, September 22, Stewardship of Work None of us has mastered every skill. We rely on trained people to build our homes, diagnose our illnesses, farm our food, and perform myriad other tasks that sustain us. Likewise people rely on us for our expertise—whether or not we are paid for it in the marketplace or appreciated for it in our family or volunteer roles. This practice existed long before Adam Smith labeled it “division of labor” in The Wealth of Nations. For millennia trade has allowed both individuals and communities to thrive.
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Sunday, September 15: Stewardship of the Mind Let’s be honest; most people in our country don’t drag themselves, much less their children, out of bed early each Sunday morning to attend church. The demands of this world—emails, deadlines, activities, social and family commitments—don’t pause for worship. Attending church on Sunday is decidedly non-conformist.
By George Wishart Though I am new to the Stewardship committee, I am not new to Stewardship as a concept. Let me explain why. In 1898 my ancestors were granted thousands of acres of remote land with stunning beauty—rocks scraped bare by glaciers, the west winds shaping the pines, and the tranquility that [...]
Bruce Linger Friends, this is a personal story, one that I believe shares a secret of my heart and likely your heart. The tale includes love, gratitude, and generosity. I’m blessed to spend hours each week with our members, staff, and ministers as part of your leadership team and committee programs. I find [...]