For Christians, stewardship is a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s and we are simply managing those resources on his behalf and for his purposes. When we talk of stewardship, it's not just a means for the church to raise money. Through our stewardship, we are the heart, spirit, and hands of God, reaching out in love to share with our world our personal time, talents and treasures.
Stewardship has to do with how we use the gifts that are entrusted to us. The Scriptures teach that the Lord is the creator of all things, seen and unseen. Therefore, how we use the gifts of creation, including our financial resources, is a spiritual issue!
Though stewardship is a value that we practice year-round, each fall we undertake a special emphasis on stewardship in which we invite all participants in the life of the church to consider how they will support God's mission through our congregation in the coming year. During the stewardship emphasis, members and friends of the church are invited to pray about their giving and make an estimate of how much they plan to give during the coming year. Not only does this help church leaders make important financial plans for the church's ministry, but it also helps each of us put God first in our financial lives.
Your Stewardship Committee at Mt. Carmel UMC thanks you for your loving contributions of time, talent and treasures.
If you have any ideas for Stewardship efforts for this year, please reach out to any of the members listed below. Thank You!!
Vicki Walden, Mark Bond, Thad Thompson, Shawn O’Leary, Lorrie Ignatius, Emily Thompson, Danny Bennett