What is Stewardship? It is a lifestyle, a life of total accountability and responsibility. It is the acknowledging of God as the Creator and Owner of all. Christian Stewards see themselves as the caretakers of all Gods’ gifts. Gratitude for these many gifts is expressed in prayer, worship, offering and action. Stewardship is a way of life. It is a way of thanking God for all our blessings by returning to God a portion of the many gifts (everything we have, for instance, our time, talent and treasure) that we have been given. It involves the intentional, planned and proportionate giving of all we have for a lifetime.
Finally, stewardship encourages everyone to participate in the task of building the Kingdom of God. When we explain that God has given each of us certain things, that these gifts are our responsibility to care for, and that we are accountable for what we do with these gifts, then there is no doubt that everyone should be involved. Stewardship rejects the notion that we must “have it all” and instead, demonstrates the value of giving in love, in service and in justice.
Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Stewardship is a life long commitment.
This committee assists Fr. Harris in providing opportunities for adults in the parish to increase their religious education, spiritual growth and understanding of our call to stewardship. The committee develops the annual calendar of events and opportunities for adults and itself organizes programs such as the Small Christian Communities in Lent, and other lectures and discussions. The Spirituality / Stewardship Committee seeks to meet the needs of the parishioners and community and welcomes anyone’s ideas and suggestions.
Joining the Group
There is not a formal rotation of membership, but new members are welcome and anyone interested should contact Fr. Harris.
The committee meets on the last Thursday of each month from September through May at 5:30 pm in the Library at church.