Thoughts on Stewardship
At this time of year when we are asked to consider our pledging for the year ahead, it is natural to think in financial terms. What am I called to give? How much can I afford to give? At what point do I start to feel vulnerable and insecure relative to what I will need for the rest of my life? How do I factor in the other worthy causes that need and request my support? What is the right amount for Kenwood Community Church? The good news is that there are no wrong answers, and we all get to consider and to decide for ourselves.
The other good news is that there are multiple ways to give. We also can give our time and talents to the church. We can give generously in our outreach to each other and to the community. While we do depend on financial resources, we also depend on a vital membership that, on an ongoing basis, thrives on new members coming in. In our stewardship reflections, let us also include consideration for and commitment to reaching out to friends and acquaintances in Sonoma Valley who might be interested in the contemplation, community, and mission that we offer. What should be our goal? How will we reach it? What will each of us pledge in this regard?