On Sunday, November 6, we will begin a new sermon series in both worship services called, A Season of Giving Thanks. Over the course of our sermon series, we will focus on expressing our thankfulness in three ways: giving time, giving resources, and simply giving thanks.
During this time of thankfulness in worship, commitment cards are available for each person to express their commitment toward our church. Commitment cards will be available in both worship services and also in the Gathering Place. On Sunday, November 20, Harvest Sunday, everyone will be invited to present their commitment card as an act of worship. We will also receive a special offering on Sunday, November 20 to help offset the costs of our new HVAC system.
November 6 - Giving Time
In his bestselling book, The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren writes,
“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can't make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.”
The Bible encourages us to use our time wisely, including spending it with God. As we begin A Season of Giving Thanks, we encourage you to ask yourself, “How can I make the most of my time in a way that honors God?”
November 13 - Giving Resources
Jesus taught about money more than he did any other topic. In sixteen of the thirty-eight parables, Jesus taught about money and possessions. One out of every ten verses in the Gospels deals directly with the subject of money.
Throughout the Bible, we are encouraged to be good stewards of our financial resources and to give generously to God’s work!
November 20 - Giving Thanks
We can express our thankfulness for God in a number of ways. On this day, Harvest Sunday, we will express our thankfulness to God through a creative and engaging time of worship. In both worship services, everyone will be invited to participate and respond in a variety of ways, all of which help us to give thanks with a grateful heart.