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Fellowship Commons Capital Campaign:
We have discerned that the Lord is moving in a new way to build and serve. The construction of our Fellowship Commons will give us space for fellowship before and after services, as well as offering hospitality with a new kitchenette and accessible bathroom. There will be space for preparation for liturgies as we celebrate weddings and funerals in the life of our congregation. The office space will provide a new locus for planning, evaluating, and dreaming our present and future ministries to be of service to the Town of Ocean City reaching all over the world.
Your tax deductible financial contribution to our Fellowship Commons Capital Campaign would be gratefully appreciated.
The Three Faces of Stewardship:
The doors of this beautiful parish church have opened wide to the faithful and seekers for over 100 years. As Christ himself welcomes us whenever, and wherever, we gather in his name, we hope to continue to offer welcome in Christ’s name well into the future.
We are currently able to offer a wide range of choices for worship, education and service thanks to the grateful giving of those past and present followers of Jesus Christ who understand that all of life, everything we are or have, is a gift from God. Those who know this truth also know that we are invited to be good stewards-managers of all that God has entrusted to us. We invite you to join us on this journey into The Three Faces of Stewardship:
Ordinary Stewardship (Pledging) is the regular practice of returning to God a portion of all that God has given us. It involves teaching ourselves how to create a life built upon the notion that all we have is a gift from God. This includes teaching the holy habits of keeping Sabbath and tithing and the concept that giving regularly of our time, talent and money to God’s work on this earth is as much a spiritual practice as prayer and worship.
Extraordinary Stewardship involves the special occasions that arise in the life of the Christian communities that call us to give beyond our ordinary habits. They involve increased risk and encourage us to experiment with sacrificial giving in order to help the community realize an especially important goal. The best example of extraordinary stewardship is the capital campaign.
Legacy Stewardship (Planned Giving) is the way in which we address the matter of disposing of the accumulations of our lifetime. Who will use your ‘stuff’ when you no longer need it? It is the opportunity to leave a planned gift that constitutes both a legacy to the generations yet unborn and a final witness to those we hold most dear.