MUSINGS FROM MIKE
Some things are different and some are very much the same…
You may have noticed this year that we have not mentioned stewardship – the financial giving through the church that has traditionally been done this time of year. After some conversation and thought the Church Council agreed that in 2020 we would do our giving emphasis in the spring and the year of our commitments would begin on July 1 and run to June 30 of the following year. So the leadership of the church is asking all of you to continue your current level of giving to the church for the first six months of 2020 and then we will have a formal time to make Estimates of Giving in May of 2020 for the next year. We will be sending a letter in the next couple of weeks to further explain and allow you to respond for the first half of 2020.
What stays the same? The holidays are coming and in November we will be focused on the people, places, and things we give thanks for in our lives. At the same time you will have the opportunity to begin to reflect on the journey you will be making during the Advent and Christmas season and how you prepare yourself to welcome the Christ Child into your world.
It can be a hectic time that is overwhelming and goes by in a blink.
It can also be a hectic time that God uses to reach out to and speak into us grace and truth for this season.
I look forward to it all and I hope that you do too.