When we offer the gifts we have to our shared life, we grow in our connection to our church community. Sometimes this is obvious, like serving in worship, a pastoral care ministry, or one of our outreach efforts. Sometimes the gift is you. You may not realize that you are offering something by taking part in our fun events, but when we come together joyfully, God rejoices and we grow together. So, we encourage you to prayerfully consider how you may serve this year, and we also hope you will participate in the many fun events we have.
Finally, as you consider your financial pledge, we invite you to consider that you are not alone in this process. We are all praying about how we can offer from our blessings so that our church may grow together. Your generosity is a blessing to everyone – all our children, our families, our betweeners, empty nesters, seniors, and our long time members who receive care through this community. You are a blessing to those in need that we serve like the kids we feed through Blessings in a Backpack. As we give together, we grow together.
So, I invite you to pray about your participating in the life of your Holy Spirit Church. You are a blessing and we are all blessed by God to be a part of this wonderful community.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Joshua T. Condon
Rector, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church and School