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Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.
                                                -- Acts 4:32

We were incredibly moved by Laurie Williams’ testimony this past Sunday when she said: “I am one person with one person’s time and one person’s energy.  When I give to First Church, it gets multiplied and shared with more people than I thought possible.”  Separately, we are all individuals.  We are each one person, but together, we are one body of faith, one heart and soul.  With each gift we give, we multiply Christ’s work in our world, through our worship, music, spiritual care, social justice work, and Christian formation programming for children, teens and adults that values every person for who they are.  With God, we are creating and expanding the kin-dom within us and around us. 

Every gift, no matter how big or small, is sacred.  Our finances.  Our time.  Our talents. The work of justice and peace requires all of us and all of the gifts we are able to offer.  We cannot do this work alone.  When we give to First Church, we are not simply giving our money away.  We are sharing our offering in community, all for one common use -- one larger family in faith.  Sometimes this means we give more and sometimes this means we receive more.  Both require great vulnerability and courage. 

This week, we invite you to:

We pray that our work together continues to deepen, expand, and multiply as we hold in common our many, many gifts and our calling as a community of faith. 

The Stewardship Committee & Friends
Stephen Weller, Susie Longfield, Robb Morgan, Nancy O’Connell, Chris Reynolds,
Jaz Buchanan, Karen McArthur & Dan Smith

Laurie Williams
invites us to
make a financial pledge.

Beth Loomis invites us to get involved:
join a small group,
volunteer, or
serve on a committee.
Upcoming dates, with links to the meetings:
Sunday, November 22: 11am Thanksgiving & Pledge Dedication Sunday
Sunday, November 22: 12:30pm Fall Congregational Meeting
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