Every member of St. Matthew's will live into the spiritual practice of generosity as part of the Way of Jesus. This includes freedom from money fear and a commitment to share our time, talent and treasure in the work of the church with genuine excitement and anticipation.
God calls us to be givers. Most of us already feel that call and respond to it. But God is calling us even deeper into relationship with God, to trust God through giving up to and even past the traditional tithe. By tithing we learn to trust in God's abundance.
What we say about giving comes from love. We love others and we want what is best for all of us.
Do you want to learn more about this important spiritual practice? Here are several links and attachments that delve more deeply into generosity and it's critical role in our community.
Generosity and Pledging: What is a Tithe?
Generosity Reflections from St. Matthew's parishioners
Luther Seminary's Center for Stewardship is a great resource on this topic.
Generosity Chair Dan White's Power Point Presentation at the Annual Meeting (see the attachment below)