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 Pastor's Corner

 

A Word from our Pastor

Dear FPC Family,

September is our Season of Harvest at FPC. During this month, we remind ourselves that giving is an intimate and crucial part of our faith. Paul wrote a letter to his church to encourage giving. This fundraising letter is II Corinthians 8 and 9 and these verses are at the heart of his plea:

Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, you will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God.

According to Paul, we give:
    So that God sees a generous attitude;
    So that the needs of others are seen and addressed with generosity;
    So that our generosity will enrich our faith community;
    So that our gifts will be a tangible, significant worship event.

So for all who:
    demonstrate cheerfulness,
    care for the weaker ones in our church community, and
    do so much to care for our church home and outreach, for that, we cannot thank you enough.

Combined, we make our offerings to God a tangible, significant worship event.

 

Yours in Christ,

      Tempe'