Stewardship. What do you think of when you see that word? Many of us think immediately of money. We recall that time in our congregation’s life when we are asked to make a financial commitment for the coming year. At some level, however, we are aware that stewardship is more that money. Stewardship is how we live out our calling as followers of Christ. Stewardship is what we do after we say that we believe.
Stewardship is how we use our God-given gifts; it is how we use our talents, our time, and our treasure. These are very familiar words, yet they carry a ring of truth. Stewardship is the way we use all our resources to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world.
2018 Special Offering Dates:
Every year, our denomination — the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — receives four special offerings. Monies collected through these offerings help meet specific ministry and mission needs within the church, within our nation, and within the world. In addition, we pay an annual Per Capita for every member of the church. These monies support our regional church bodies in their administrative and oversight work. Here are the dates for the 2018 Per Capita and special offerings:
January 7 or after – Per Capita ($28 per member)
April 1 – One Great Hour of Sharing
May 20 – Pentecost Offering
October 7 – Peace and Global Witness Offering
December 23 – Christmas Joy Offering