Michael’s time with the children on Sunday, Nov. 11, was titled “I’m Giving $200. Away.” There were strings attached.
It was actually a contest to teach stewardship. Sort of a parable in action. Michael does have $200. to give away: a $100. for a child (who can work with his or her parents or other adult) and a $100. for an adult.
How do you win the money? Here’s what’s required:
Come up with a way to use the $100. in such a way that is value is multiplied and dedicated to a charitable use. Examples could include buying baking supplies, making and selling cookies in order to donate the proceeds to the Men’s Shelter ministry. Or one could buy yarn and knit a blanket for someone at our Food and Clothing Cupboard.
The more creative, even unexpected, the plan the better.
Once you’ve got it figured out, write it up. No fancy proposals are necessary. Instead, it need only describe how you will use the money and what charitable cause will profit from your effort. These write ups need to be turned into Michael or the church office by Sunday, Nov. 25.
Michael and Karen Winey, the Stewardship Director, will read them through and pick a young person’s and an adults that we think are the most creative uses of the money and the best examples of stewardship.
Here’s a hint: stewardship is recognizing the value of what we have been giving, and faithfully seeing how it can be invested, grown and shared in caring.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with Michael or Karen…