Sunday Worship Service 11:00am Office Hours: W-H-F 8:30am - 12:30pm
First United Methodist Church - Ellwood City
Sunday, October 22, 2017
416 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117 -- Reverend Angelique Bradford -- 724-758-6278

Stewardship

 

     What does “Stewardship” mean?

          It stems from an old Greek word meaning “to manage.” 
               Therefore, a “Steward” is one who manages things belonging to someone else. 
                    We are all Stewards of all that God has given.
 

     Christian Stewardship is our way of living with all that God has entrusted to us; sharing and using it on behalf of God. At a certain point in our lives, we realize that all that we are and all that we have comes from God. In this moment of gratitude, we recognize God as the most generous giver of all! (John 3:16) When we experience that realization, we desire to use more and more of ourselves to honor and demonstrate God’s love through Jesus Christ.

     Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

 

     What is the task of the Stewardship Committee? The committee meets to develop ways and means to do the following:

 

1.     Nurture generous living by building a culture of generosity, both as individuals and as a congregation Inviting the members to make their financial commitment.

2.     Connecting the financial and personal commitments made by the members of the congregation as discipleship-in-action support of the entire range of church ministry.

3.     Inspire and invite people to participate fully in the church’s connectional covenant, including apportionment shared ministries. Share stories year-round of how our giving makes a difference.

4.     Expanding understanding of stewardship as not just about giving a tithe, but establishing a long term plan to teach stewardship, that is giving of our “First Fruits” to all ages of the congregation.

 

     The committee develops plans, programs, and events and provides opportunities for members to bring their God given gifts and talents for ministry in the church. (2 Chronicles 31:4-10)

 
 
Sunday Worship
 
 
Sunday School: 9:45 AM
Worship Service:  11:00 AM
 
 
Office Hours
 
Wed, Thurs, Fri
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM