Stewardship of our time and finances is the way we make our faith tangible. We give out of gratitude for all that God has given us, because there are needs that cannot be met without our help, and because it reminds us to trust that God will provide what we need.
The gifts of money and talent that we share with others are a clear reflection of our values. The biblical tradition of tithing directs us to give back 10% of our earnings to support God’s work in the world. Most of us don’t tithe, but many people find that giving a proportion of their income helps them to make giving back a priority.
St. John’s is a “body” of faith that manifest God’s work and influences via worship, music, fellowship, community, outreach, youth, and adult education. I support SJE for that body of faith that nurtures me and brings me closer to God. It is a special community and I see the benefits my contribution makes in every event, every Sunday, in every parishioner.
– Tricia Durst