Building a Culture of Generosity

Dear Partner in Ministry:

Generosity is all around us, but sometimes we have to look for it. In the feeding of the 5,000
story in the Bible, significant generosity happened once the child shared (John 6:9). That is how
it is here. When we share, we will see God has blessed us with plenty.

Building a Culture of Generosity is the theme of our fall stewardship appeal. This theme points
us to the generosity we have witnessed around our church over the last year, but it also
reminds us we can grow into this in even more profound ways.

There are always reasons to worry there might not be enough. As people of faith we plan,
prepare, and trust in the abundance of God in all things.

Our grateful response in generosity helps to demonstrate to us and to the world around us God
has provided us everything. We have enough, even enough to share.

In the weeks ahead, you will be hearing more about generosity. Newsletter articles, worship
guide features, mission moments, letters and more will be used to share this story and our
hopes for an even more robust ministry next year.

In the coming weeks, please engage the materials. Pray about how you can become more
generous. Then, on Intent Sunday, October 29, please bring your intent card with you to declare
the generosity you intend to share with this congregation.

Thanks be to God, you are part of this exciting congregation. Pray for our common work
together as we continue to reach out with the Gospel.

Sincerely in Christ,

Pastor Joy McDonald Coltvet & Laura Delventhal, Council President

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