Abounding in Thanksgiving
Reflection on Giving
When Chuck and I looked for a new home to raise our young family, we had a list of must-haves. When we began to look for our new church home, once again, we had a list of must-haves: a strong children’s ministry, an adult Sunday School program, and opportunities for our family to learn and grow in the Lord. First Presbyterian Church met our list and offered so much more. When the stewardship season came around, we knew that it was important to support the programs that were supporting our family and to return a portion of the Lord’s generous blessing.
As our sons reached middle and high school, we celebrated their involvement in the youth group, mission trips, special programs and choirs. Our family’s needs were changing but we were still being nurtured and supported by First Presbyterian Church, so our time and financial support continued.
Now our sons are in college and graduate school and we are enjoying the freedom of having young adult children. Our list of must-haves is a bit shorter now and our focus has changed. What I appreciate now is the work of the church in the Athens community and beyond: the monthly food collection, the Live Nativity, IHN, Habitat builds, mission trips to Haiti and Honduras. I value how our church lives its mission to share God’s love beyond its walls. This is why I continue to pledge my support.
Our 2017 Commitment Campaign Kicks Off
With Stewardship Home Meetings
Listen for a phone call inviting you to a fellow member’s home
Learning about our church’s vital ministries,
And meeting our new Interim Pastor, Dr. Bruce Lancaster.
Commitment Sunday will be November 6.
Please pray about how you will respond to God’s blessings
In financial support of our church’s mission.
Click here for a message from the chair of the stewardship committee.
Continue to live your lives in [Christ Jesus],
rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught,
abounding in thanksgiving. Col.2:6-7