Giving Time and Talents
Stewardship at Christ Church is a year-round opportunity. There are three dimensions to stewardship at our church: financial support, time, and talent. Picture a tree (Christ Church) planted in well-fertilized soil (financial support). A tree needs more than soil; it also needs sunlight and rain (time and talent) to grow. We truly believe that our parish can do an even better job of spreading God’s grace to the world if we all exercise stewardship year round, using a three dimensional approach. In Christ Church you can contribute your time and/or talent in the following ways:
Which Opportunities Below Speak To Your Heart?
(Click on any one of the bolded items for a link to the committee and description of opportunities)
example - Sunday school teacher, nursery worker, youth group leader
example - Choir member
example - Writing notes, driving people to church, helping with Fellowship, cooking for Martha's Cupboard
example - prepare the Communion table, assist at weddings and memorial services
example - food collection, hands-on service projects, annual Spaghetti Dinner for food pantry, Angel Tree gift collection
example - volunteer to work in the shop, sort donations
example - welcoming newcomers, organizing "get acquainted" events, correspondence with prospective members
Property/Order of the Green Thumb
example - church maintenance, gardening
Think about this...
In the midst of the Annual Stewardship Pledge Drive, a family, let’s call them Frank and Joan, have prayerfully considered what their pledge to Christ Church would be. After deciding upon a modest financial pledge, Frank, a middle school teacher, thought about what additional gifts he could contribute to the church in the form of his time and talent. He thought he could be a Sunday school teacher (talent). Joan, an engineer, decided to volunteer her musical talents to join the choir (talent, again). Together, they thought they could volunteer to help the Order of the Green Thumb (time). So, as a consequence of Frank and Joan’s consideration of a three dimensional approach to pledging, they are supporting the parish throughout the year.
If we all were to look upon pledging as Frank and Joan have, how much more of God’s work can we do? We invite you to surprise yourself in all three areas of pledging this up-coming year, and help make 2013 a banner year for Christ Church’s ministries to the community and the world.