“The point is this: the one who sows
sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will
also reap bountifully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6
St. Columba’s is bountifully blessed by God, from the beauty of its surroundings to the strong community it has built. We believe in sharing those blessings: sharing the abundance of spirit that is present whenever we gather in worship or fellowship; sharing the talents God has given each of us to make the world a better place; and sharing our financial resources to sustain our parish and to help others in our community and beyond.
“I have tried to keep things in my hands but lost them all, but what I have given unto God’s hands, I still possess.” – Martin Luther
Every member of St. Columba’s can provide
valuable support to the parish, through prayer, time, and talent.
Stewardship is another vital part of the church’s continued health, however,
and parishioners need to be aware that St. Columba’s depends on their
financial contributions for everything from heating bills to the rector’s
salary to outreach work.
There are numerous other opportunities to contribute to specific ministries,
beyond the pledge. The rector’s discretionary fund helps people in need;
outreach does wonderful work in the community and beyond (care packages to
soldiers in Iraq, aid for Hurricane Katrina rebuilding, and contributions to
local charities leap to mind); the buildings and grounds can always use
Vestry Member for Stewardship: Bob Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org
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