I want to be generous by: giving to those who are hungry; visiting the sick; singing in the choir; packing Thanksgiving meals; writing articles for the Forerunner; improving our church property; helping with anything! These “generosity goals” were offerings collected by youth on Sunday as they led us all in focusing on “being generous”. Surely being generous is a way to “rejoice in hope, persevere in prayer, care for the saints and be hospitable to strangers.” (check out Romans 12:12,13)
How is our church generous? Maggie gave us her top 10 ways she sees Hunting Ridge as being generous:
- Make space for other groups in our building.
- Support our local food pantry/emergency assistance center (40West).
- Visit with or carol to people who are sick.
- Walk to fight hunger (CROP WALK).
- Corner ministry in inner city.
- Short term mission trips, i.e. hurricane relief.
- Support local ministries like Paul’s Place, Samaritan Women.
- Language classes for non-native English speakers.
- Open and welcoming to all who walk in the door.
- Giving time and sharing talents in the church–teaching, music, kitchen renovation, etc.
How are you being generous? “..do good, be rich in good works, generous and ready to share, thus storing up for yourselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that you may take hold of the life that really is life.” — the apostle Paul to Timothy
Many thanks to our youth for reminding us to be generous with bread, time, money, love, patience and more!