We give because God gave first.
For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son… (John 3:16)
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Place your cash tithes and gifts inside a completed offering envelope and put it in the offering plate at service or drop it off at the church office.
Place your tithes and gifts by check inside a completed offering envelope, and put it in the offering plate, drop it off or mail it to the church office.
GIVING BACK TO GOD
OUR TIME – OUR TALENTS – OUR TREASURES
Dear Friends in Christ,
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to this year’s stewardship campaign – Giving Back to God: Our Time, Our Talents, and Our Treasures!
Stewardship is defined in the Holman Bible dictionary as “utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.” As followers of Christ, we believe all that we have comes ultimately from Him, as stated in Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” He blesses each and every one of us with our wealth, our talents and spiritual gifts, and even our time allotted on this earth. Each person receives a unique combination of these blessings and gets to choose how to use these blessings each and every day. And when we one day join the Church Triumphant, we will be judged on how we chose to use all that God had blessed us with. My prayer for each and every one of us is that on that day we can appear before Christ and hear the words “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
As you prayerfully consider the why, what, how, and how much to give, you will find enclosed information that can further guide you, along with an Estimate of Giving card and a newly created Time and Talent Estimate Card (copies can be found in the church pews). This information will help not only in the planning and budgeting for the operational needs of our church, but also in connecting members with ways to utilize their time and talents for the glory of God. Cards may be returned either to the weekly offering plates, or to John Healy in the church office.
Thank you for taking the time to review the enclosed materials and your continued support of this wonderful Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church family. May God continue to bless each and every one of you.
Yours in Christ,
Moderator, Stewardship Ministry Team of Session
The Endowment Ministry of Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church
Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church established an Endowment Fund to ensure that the VPC congregation’s mission and ministry would continue in perpetuity. Because of the forethought of current and past church members, gifts to the Endowment Fund have provided stability, flexibility, and an ability to expand our capacity to serve others.
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Malachi 3:10 (NIV)