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Christian Stewardship

Managing a household is a complicated business these days. Trying to make ends meet in a time of heavy taxes, high prices and inflation is a challenge to the wisest of household heads. How do you divide up your income? Which jars get filed first? Usually the first jar is claimed by Uncle Sam and the rest of the jars are filled as the money holds out. But God challenges us to try a different plan. He asks us to set aside a first portion as a “bank” to be used for concerns he himself lays upon our hearts. Certainly support of the church’s work and mission is one of these major concerns. Others will be in the form of emergency needs that arise in the world with painful regularity. Others will come in the form of new opportunities for investing in peace, brotherhood, and justice. By putting a first portion of our income into such a reservoir, we guarantee ourselves; and God, a responsible answer to such needs.

Another name for “steward” is “manager”. Good stewardship is good management, good planning, and good jar-arranging! Good stewardship is putting God first. The God who loved the world so much that he gave his only son deserves nothing less.

IF a man does not know how to manage his household how can he care for God’s church?

1 TIMOTHY 3:5


 

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Planned Giving ~ Leave Your Legacy to Support the Future of First Church

 

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.

—1 Timothy 6:18-19

 

In his instructions to Timothy on various aspects of ministry, Paul includes a word about those who are not poor:  “They are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous, thus laying up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life which is life indeed.”

 

Planned Giving lays a foundation for the future for all concerned, givers and receivers alike. Because of its importance to the overall financial health of the First Congregational Church of Sutton, we thank all who remember First Church with a planned gift.

 

Making a planned gift — one that benefits the First Congregational Church of Sutton after your lifetime — is easier than you might think. There are many options. Whatever option you choose, your gift will strengthen and build your church and community for years to come.