From September 10 to October 8 actually, we’ll be celebrating a churchwide stewardship program called “Defying Gravity.” Over a five-week period we’ll examine the generous life—what it is and why it can be hard to experience. We’ll be studying the topic of generosity, including data from surveys, insights from experts, and conversations with generous people about their goals and habits. We want to understand why generosity brings people joy and what forces work against it. Many of us want to experience the significance of blessing others but feel trapped by past decisions and misled by a society that bombards us with messages of having more and having better.
The good news is that Jesus offers us a way to “defy gravity” and break free from the culture of more. Next month, come hear what the Bible and others say about how to experience a generous life. There will be exercises and challenges during this series to help you consider your relationship with money, possessions, giving, and legacy giving. One of these is the Clean-Out Challenge. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 30 , from 9AM to 2PM. Trailers and trucks will be on-site to accept and recycle your donations, including a commercial paper shredder.
You won’t want to miss a single Sunday of “Defying Gravity.”
Rev. Derf Bergman
Get Their Name, Tell Your Story: Becoming a 21st Century Missionary Begins Wednesday, October 11 at 7PM
Small Groups for Learning and Support
Grief Support 2nd Wednesdays, 11AM (Call for location)