Last week, Dr. Tim Bruster and I heard that scripture read at the dedication of The Morris Foundation’s Women & Children’s Center at Presbyterian Night Shelter.
I heard an interesting presentation on stewardship by a United Methodist clergy a couple of weeks ago that really affirmed my belief about giving 10 percent (a tithe) of my income to the church. This presentation also got me thinking about how to help others discover how establishing a giving plan can enhance our experience of faith and commitment to God.
We can all be proud of this group and their accomplishments in this 8-month journey to study not only the United Methodist Church but also other religions of the world. They are challenged to grow their faith through this process, which is not always an easy task for a 12-year-old.
I started my blog last week and I knew the communications team would be so happy to have an early submission, but then I heard the choir on Sunday — and I had to start over! You see, I originally wanted to write about the outstanding music we heard on Easter Sunday.
Growing up, our church always provided special offering envelopes, and we participated in the offering during worship by placing our gift in the plate when it was passed. On Easter Sunday, I ushered at the 9:30 service and saw so many families encouraging their children to participate in worship by placing a dollar in the offering plate.