New Members at St. Timothy's
Welcome to St. Timothy's! Your presence and participation are a gift for all of us. We're delighted that you're interested in being a member and want to let know you what that means to us.
Be generous in offering your gifts.
It's easy to get so wrapped up in our cares and responsibilities that we forget to count our blessings. Every day of our lives is a gift, and so are our families and friends. Comfortable homes, abundant food, and safe neighborhoods should not be taken for granted.
While we have important parts to play in shaping our lives, God is the ultimate source of all our gifts. God's love and generosity were evident in the creation of the world, and the sustaining presence of the Spirit enables us to take advantage of our opportunities. The gift of Jesus Christ brings us healing and hope, now and forever.
The church is a community of people focused on giving thanks to God and responding to the gifts we've received. As Christians we're asked to give back to God from the "first fruits" of our harvest: a portion of our time to use our gifts for ministry…a portion of our money to support the church. Our faith promises that this will enhance, not detract from, meeting our family responsibilities.
As members of St. Timothy's we're building on a legacy of more than half a century of generous giving. Our financial gifts support the salaries of gifted staff members and pay for the expenses of facilities, programs, and administration. The offering of our personal gifts in ministry sustains worship, fellowship, Christian education, and community outreach.
Don't overlook the rewards we experience as we grow in generosity. Breaking out of the grip money holds us in—moving from the fear of scarcity into the abundance of God's kingdom—can help to free us to live more faithful lives. Joining gifts and talents with others multiplies our resources, enabling us to make a greater impact in the world around us. Our time is especially precious, but it's rewarding to offer it when we can see what we're doing together.
Filling out a pledge card is a way of saying that you're part of St. Timothy's and that you want to build up the church and serve people in need. Your gifts of time, talent and treasure—combined with those of other members—help to bring the love of Jesus to people yearning for something more in their lives. Thanks be to God!