Stewardship Message News from the Grove
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. (1 Peter 4:10)
The Stewardship Campaign is once again upon us! During the month of November, we will talk about how Stewardship is an integral part of living our faith. We will share stories about why we give; how our generosity makes a difference here at Maple Grove; how we have an impact on the community around us; and how, through the Mission & Service of the United Church, we respond to this call nationally and globally.
You will be receiving by email a series of documents to help familiarize yourself with how to give, where your funds go. Should you not have access to email, we include links to them here:
We also will be printing a few copies and leave them in the back foyer of the church.
A big thank you to all those who have contributed their time, talent and treasure over the past year as we build upon our efforts to strengthen our church. We ask everyone to listen for your own call and respond with generosity in the year ahead!
Blessings and Thank you from The Stewardship Committee
The United Church declares that “Christian stewardship is … everything we think, say and do after we say ‘I believe’. Our generosity is a way to contribute to God’s mission in our world. It is how we make a positive difference as individuals and families, in our own community through the mission of our congregation, and across our country and around the world through the Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada.
It is great to have your presence in our congregation. Thanks so much to all our donors for all the ways you make a difference to the
Church. We are grateful for your generous participation in the ministry and the mission of our congregation and the Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada. We cannot say thank you enough!
As a compassionate faith community, we have responded to the call to be the church in the past year by:
- Providing worship that speaks to the hope of our faith amidst the needs and concerns of our world;
- Strengthening our outreach in the community through our connection with Kerr Street Mission and refugee sponsorship;
- Providing a welcoming space for youth and young families to integrate into our church family;
- Study groups and book studies in person and online;
- Wonderful music to enhance our in person and recorded worship;
- Providing pastoral support in times of crisis and grief;
- Welcoming those who are seeking a new spiritual home;
We invite you to include a financial gift to the church. Practicing generosity with your money will not just make a real difference in other people’s lives through the ministry of the congregation of Maple Grove but will also make a real difference in yours. Generous giving is a meaningful spiritual practice. It will help you grow in your faith, and studies show it will actually make you feel happier and more positive.
Please click on the DONATE button below which will direct your to the donation page. If your gift is over $20 and your contact information is included with it, we will happily issue you a tax credit receipt for the full amount.
If you have questions about giving to Maple Grove, we would be happy to hear from you – please use the Contact page to reach out to us or call the church office.
With heartfelt thanks for your generous support,
The Stewardship Committee.