2023 SEASON OF GIVING: Loving Lōkahi
Your Pledges of Time, Talent, and Treasure to the Honor and Glory of God are Always Welcome
Aloha All Saints’ ‘Ohana,
This is the time of year in which the Church generally speaks of Stewardship. But this isn’t just a once a year activity. Stewardship is a lifetime commitment to take care of God’s creation.
In Genesis the Bible tells us how God created everything; that it was good, and that he gave it to us. Everything he created he entrusted to our care. We as God’s people are called to use our Time, Talent and Treasure to manage the gifts that God has given to us.
As we enter into a new church year, this is the time we look at how best to use our Time, Talent and Treasure. Just like you, the members of the vestry, as individuals and families, are praying and deciding how to use their resources as God’s Stewards.
We would like to share with you some of our own thoughts on Stewardship and pray that it may inspire you to gratefully give of your Time, Talent and Treasure to God.
May God bless you and keep you,
All Saints Church and Preschool Vestry
Pledges to the church are welcome any time of the year. If you didn't receive a pledge card in the mail, click on the link further below to download a copy. Our pledge cards came this year with an accompanying list of the many ministries active at All Saints’. We can choose to pledge ourselves to help with one ministry, or several, and we can choose to make a financial contribution to the church, and we can pledge our skills and talents to help the church. Prayerfully consider pledging your time, talent, and financial resources. Join us Sundays to celebrate God’s gifts.
Our money is one of the most powerful and honest symbols of what we offer to God and to the church. It is one of the truest ways we can understand what we value and what we believe. Faithful, selfless and generous giving invites into a deeper relationship with God and our money. And it requires us to do the hard, but essential work of looking deep within to discover what we truly value, what we consider most precious. - The Rev. Sarah Fisher is rector of St. Catherine’s Church in Marietta, Georgia and is a former member of the Board of Directors for TENS.
During All Saints' Sunday, Bill Caldwell presented his view of stewardship and the Church budget.