Where Jesus is Lord and people are Loved....Sunday School 9:30 am and Worship 10:45 (10 am in the Summer)...
50 Essex St, Saugus, Massachusetts 01906
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Like many churches and ministries, giving is down a bit at our church. We're living in tough economic times. People should give what they can afford while giving the work of God a high priority. Attitude is more important than amount. We trust God to provide our needs, and therefore we give generously, systematically, proportionately,and gladly. By giving cheerfully we are most like God, Who is a cheerful Giver. John Wesley urged, "Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can." We need to offer God our time, talent, and treasure. Our gifts to God become a gift of ourselves. We also need to reflect on how tied we are to material comforts, and perhaps take an assessment on how we're spending our money. Maybe we can't afford to give in church because we've been maxing out our credit cards by over-indulgence. A simpler, more disciplined lifestyle might keep us from going overboard financially. None of this is easy...but God can supply us the grace to do the right thing.
> Follow the Bible, using it as our only source of God’s truth, and our final authority. > Be practical and relevant to what’s happening in today’s world. > Use normal, everyday language. > Provide good, inspirational music. > Let visitors know they’re under no pressure to give money. > Be friendly, always.
50 Essex St, Saugus MA 01906 ph 781-233-2663 Sunday School 9:30 am; Worship 10:45 (Summer 10 am)