Stewardship Renewal 2017
St Margaret's church is playing an increasingly active role in many peoples' lives. As members of the congregation it has always done so. We are starting to see new members of the congregation (often with young families) making room for St Margaret's in their lives. The church is also reaching out to more people outside the congregation via the Junk Food Café, Craft Aid, concerts and social events (e.g. monthly afternoon teas). It is alive! It is vibrant! But it isn't free.
Like any organisation, the church needs money to cover the basics (e.g. wages, office supplies, heating) and money to cover religious activities (e.g. services, choir). Some of this money comes from fund raising and the parish centre but the overwhelming share comes from the congregation.
During June 2017 there will be a stewardship renewal at St Margaret's focussing on giving. This will ask us three basic questions:
- The value that St Margaret's has in our lives.
- To review our giving to see if we can increase or give smarter (e.g. gift aid, standing order).
- To decide what giving to the church means to us.
More details will appear as we approach the start of June.
“You should each give, then, as
you have decided, not with regret
or out of a sense of duty; for God
loves the one who gives gladly.”
2 Corinthian 9:7