October 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Our congregation’s Finance and Stewardship Committee has selected the New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program as a way to teach the biblical and spiritual principles of generous giving in our stewardship education emphasis this year. New Consecration Sunday is based on the biblical philosophy of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual development, rather than on the need of the church to receive. Instead of treating people like members of a social club who should pay dues, we will treat people like followers of Jesus Christ who want to give unselfishly as an act of discipleship. New Consecration Sunday encourages people toward proportionate and systematic giving in response to the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?”
During morning worship on Consecration Sunday, which we have named The Gathering: A Service of Hope, Inspiration, and Giving, we are asking our attendees and members to make their financial commitments to our church’s missionary, benevolent, and educational ministries in this community and around the world. Every attendee and member who completes an Estimate of Giving Card does so voluntarily by attending morning worship on the day of The Gathering. We urge everyone to attend – even those who feel strongly opposed to completing a card. The procedure is done in such a way that no one feels personal embarrassment if they choose not to fill out a card. We will do no home solicitation to ask people to complete cards.
The Gathering will take place on Sunday, October 24th! The 11 a.m. service will be the only service time that day, and celebration luncheon to follow will be on campus, outdoors (weather permitting), and will feature guest speaker, Jan Edmiston – General Presbyter of Charlotte, free boxed lunches, live music, festivities, and a basket full of fellowship. The 11 a.m. service will be in person and live streamed.
Please let us know you are coming by RSVPing on Realm. We want to make sure we have a boxed lunch for you!