“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it…” – Psalm 24:1
As Christians, we sometimes use “churchy words” with the assumption that everyone who hears them knows what we mean, but this might not actually be the case. “Stewardship” is one of those words. So to begin, what is a steward? A simple definition would be: one who manages the possessions of another. This was more common in Biblical times than it is in our modern world, though the term “manager” would be an apt comparison. Thinking in this way, we can probably call to mind a number of managers both on an individual level (a financial advisor who manages a person’s money and investments), and more corporate ones (a city or county manager who is responsible for services and resources for a group of people).
As members of TCPC, we rejoice in belonging to a church whose mission is serving God and members of our church and community. Acknowledging that all we are given comes from and belongs to God, we value faithful, joyful, and Biblical stewardship of all God’s gifts, including time, talents and our financial resources.
The stewardship theme for 2020 is “Generosity, a Fruit of the Spirit” from Galatians 5:22. Generosity describes a person who gives more of something, such as money, time or kindness, than is necessary or expected. Through the generosity of our members, TCPC is able to provide a multitude of ministry programs, such as the Food Pantry, Prayer Shawl, Caritas, Rise Against Hunger, our children, youth and adult ministry programs and many more that benefit so many people within our church and the community. Each of us has our own personal stories of how a TCPC ministry program has touched our lives.
By using TCPC’s safe and secure electronic giving, you may make one-time donations or create scheduled payments for every week, every month … your choice; for various funds. And guests are welcome without signing in!
Please consider choosing the recurring payment option (weekly, monthly or whatever frequency you would follow) within your online banking program. Then you will no longer need to write checks to the church and at the end of the year you will know that you have met your pledge to the church.
You may place your cash or check in the offering baskets during our weekly services.
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