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Living in Stewardship

“Let each one give as he has made up his own mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” - II Corinthians 9:7

One of God’s gifts is stewardship. It is about the care, support, feeding, and love of all that has been created. We are the stewards of our families, friends, neighbors and our faith. Our time, talent, and treasure are bestowed on us by a loving and caring creator. He is the “owner” of all that is around us and we are his “managers” or “stewards.” It is our calling to use all that he has given us for his honor and glory and yes, one day to be accountable for how we have used it.

Time
One of our greatest gifts is time. Here at Ware there are opportunities to share it with others. You can use it to listen, sing, teach, worship, arrange flowers, smile, sit quietly, fix coffee, lead a group or be in a place that has been made holy by generations of people. Let us know what you would like to do with your time. It’s easy – just share what you enjoy doing with others. They’ll love you for it.

Talent
Everyone is really good at more than a few things. Some can draw, laugh, create, tell stories, paint, fish, write, sail, make others feel special, restore things, heal, listen carefully, sing, or help sustain others. Come share your talents with us and we shall all be the richer for it!

Treasure
The really important things in life are expensive! It’s easy to think of our homes, families or the things or people we love. We invite you to pray about your giving. Here you can discover the joy and freedom of sharing what you have. In our stewardship programs, we invite our friends and members to give in thanksgiving for what we have received from our Lord. We are invited to give back to him for the spread of his kingdom.

Annually we ask for a tithe, pledge or financial commitment. Your gift assists the church’s leadership in setting financial priorities for the coming year and it funds our mission, ministry and parish life. We invite you to pray about your giving as it makes possible all that we do in our Lord’s name.

  • If you want to explore the different ways in which you can contribute financially to the mission and ministry of Ware Church, a place to start is the planned giving booklet, Stewards of God's Bounty, from the Episcopal Church Foundation.  If you have other questions, please contact our Treasurer or Senior Warden.
  • If you decide that an annual pledge for weekly, monthly, or yearly gifts is right for you, please send a pledge card to the parish office so that we can include your pledge in our budgeting process.

Here at Ware you can discover the joy and freedom of sharing what you have. In our stewardship programs, we invite our friends and members to give in thanksgiving for what we have received from our Lord. We are invited to give back to him for the spread of his kingdom.