God Loves a Cheerful Giver
The health of a parish depends upon people being generous in many ways, including stewardship of finances and time. A third aspect of generosity includes how we communicate. Healthier parishes are filled with people who affirm gifts of fellow parishioners. Building up and affirming one another leads to an abundance of energy, talent, and even more generosity.
I want to thank all the individuals in this parish who, by word and example, build up the kingdom of God in our own community. This occurs by taking the time to let people know what we appreciate, by contributing to solutions, by being kind and positive in our communication, looking for the good in others, and creating an environment that others want to join.
We have some additional needs. Please contact the office if you have the following skills, education, or desire to serve:
- Labyrinth – speak with Jesse Paquin if you want to be involved
- Building repair and stewardship – speak with Don Cox
- Grounds – speak with Margie Spencer-Smith
- Pastoral Care (both the committee to expand what we offer and direct care)
- Eucharistic Visitation (requires Safe Church training on the diocesan website – speak with Susan Sullivan for details)
- Occasional office support and data entry
- Mailing list removals – Calls to companies to remove names of past rectors and unnecessary parish mailings
The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:6-7