As 2019 comes to a close, we are looking again at our church’s four guiding principles, the four strategic principles set by our Vestry in 2014, the four pillars guiding our stewardship:
- To strengthen and grow Youth and Young Families;
- To create a sustainable financial picture;
- To provide engaging worship that is rich and meaningful and brings people back; and
- To continue the tradition of being intentionally an inclusive and diverse faith community that celebrates its relationships with each other and the larger community.
Results of our Town Hall Meetings:
We begin with an honest reflection on how to lead a generous life. Generosity is not simply giving our money and time. It encompasses who we are as individuals and how we actively care for our neighbors and our church. That is one definition of stewardship: caring in action.
In September we are having town hall meetings after the 10:30 a.m. service to address our generosity and the Four Pillars. We encourage everyone to attend on September 8, 22, and 29. Following those discussions, commitment cards will be distributed in church each week in October. Please take time to fill them out and then hand them to an usher or place it in the collection plate by the following Sunday. In November we will celebrate the commitments you and others have made.
We invite you to join us as stewards of SsAM. We hope the town hall meetings will connect us more strongly with the church’s operating budget and the realities of the daily workings at SsAM. We welcome long-time members and newcomers who wish to join us.
SsAM I AM echoes the importance that stewardship should occur throughout the calendar year. As a beacon of hope and love for the community, we give of our time, talent, and treasure to assist the parish. Thank you, in advance, for the gifts. We pray that the year’s end will be a holy and prayerful time for you and your family.
–The Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr., Rector
–Patty Greene, Stewardship Committee
–Nana Soto, Stewardship Committee
To learn more, call the church office at 302 656-6628 or use the Contact Us page on this website to send us text.