An Invitation to Consider our Lives
by Sonja G
A year ago we started a journey together exploring what it means to Live Free. As a continuation of these reflections, this fall we will discuss what it means to Live Simply through the words of Philippians 4:11, “Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have.” We will learn how to become more generous givers and faithful stewards as we explore what it means to:
- Live simply as we follow Jesus
- Live simply as we explore the truth about our consumer culture
- Live simply with the support of our church family
- Live simply and generously by living with and sharing enough
We kicked off our “Live Simply” congregational stewardship emphasis September 11. The four-week stewardship emphasis is a time of exploring together how we can “take hold of the life that really is life”.
Take a look at the 2016 Narrative Budget for our congregation and personal financial commitment card. We hope the budget will serve as a helpful resource for you in understanding how our congregation can use the resources with which we have been entrusted. After prayerful consideration, please fill out the card and bring it to worship with you on our Celebration Sunday, October 9. We also ask that you annually consider how you will give your time and talent to St. Peter by completing the enclosed form. Youth pledge cards are also available for the first time this year. We hope this enables families to have discussions about why and how we give our various resources to God!
Please plan to stay for our fellowship meal, Pork Chops & Pledges, on October 9 when we will celebrate and give thanks that we can rely on Jesus. We pray that we may learn to follow Jesus and experience more deeply the joy of a simple yet generous and abundant life and faith – life that really is life!