We will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and God’s might, and the wonders that God has done.
DCPC gives us the opportunity, unlike anywhere else, to meet, worship, and serve with people of all ages. Our inter-generational community is a gift we should cherish and support, so that the ministries we all participate in remain vibrant for years to come. We are fortunate to have such a talented and generous congregation that supports one another, but also inspires and challenges us to deepen our commitment to our faith.
“Generation to Generation” is the theme of this year’s DCPC stewardship campaign. Each of us can name someone, maybe older but perhaps younger than us, who has had a profound impact on our life and faith. As you consider your level of support for the church this year, the Stewardship Committee asks you to think of those in your life who have not only helped you in your faith journey, but also those who have given you unconditional gifts of love, grace, joy, knowledge, or simple encouragement. We ask you to give generously to DCPC in honor of these important people in your life. You are also invited to hold in prayer those who you want to be blessed by our ministries, older or younger, members or neighbors, who join us in knowing the love of God through our care for one another. Perhaps you will be thinking of students at Blythe tutoring, children in our preschool, or seniors who are homebound.
By supporting the church and honoring important people in our lives, we will ensure that the missions of the church survive and thrive for generations to come. And most importantly, when we give generously to the church we honor Christ, who reminded us to love Him above all, but also to love and support each other and all in the community and world.
Will you take the next step in trust?
Christ promises to take care of us while we take care of others. When we step up our giving, we can trust that God will provide for our well-being. God is calling on us to open our hearts and hands—to be responsible stewards of the time, talents, and resources we hold—to help others grow in faith. In doing so, we deepen our own faith, too.
Generosity—the ability to give freely and unselfishly—comes from trusting that we have nothing to lose by doing so. Will you take the next step in trust?
Reflect on where you are on the Giving Path and where you feel called to be.
To help you, a giving chart will be mailed closer to Oc. 30. Use it to:
Set a plan for your giving. Giving without a plan leaves you subject to your emotions. Start with a basic plan.
Pray over spontaneous giving when unique opportunities present themselves.
Move along the Giving Path .
Jesus said, "What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving." Matthew 6:31, the Message version of the Bible.