“The Christian life is an offering of one’s self to God. In worship the people are presented with the costly self-offering of Jesus Christ, are claimed and set free by him, and are led to respond by offering to him their lives, their particular gifts and abilities, and their material goods. Worship should always offer opportunities to respond to Christ’s call to become disciples by professing faith, by uniting with the church, and by taking up the mission of the people of God, as well as opportunities for disciples to renew the commitment of their lives to Jesus Christ and his mission in the world”
PC(USA) Book of Order, W-2.5001 – W-2.50
Worship is the primary place where we dedicate our material goods or give of our tithes and offerings to be used to further the work of the church. Each Sunday during the service, an offering is received through the passing of the plates among the congregation and it is up to each individual to discern how much and often God is calling them to give.
Monetary gifts can also be made at anytime throughout the year and outside of the worship space via online giving.
Once a year, in the fall, a special emphasis is placed on the act of stewardship–in which members make a deeper and long-term commitment to living a life of generosity by supporting the financial operations of the church and its ministries, and using their time and talents to serve others with Christ’s love. As the PC(USA) Book of Order reminds us: “Those who follow the discipline of Christian stewardship will find themselves called to lives of simplicity, generosity, honesty, hospitality, compassion, receptivity, and concern for the earth and God’s creatures.”
Learn more about our Generosity & Stewardship Campaign, which will be celebrated in worship through the month of October by clicking here