Jesus probably talks about how we manage our assets as much as anything thing else in the context of love and community. What does he say about the commandments? What are the greatest commandments?
Love your neighbor.
Those two lie at the core of Christianity. To be good followers of Jesus, we love God and love our neighbors and Jesus builds on that in his teaching with a lot of illustrations and parables about how we handle our assets—money and property mostly.
As we’re doing church through this pandemic, Fairmount is trying very hard to be faithful to that trust. Loving God, loving our neighbors, and being good stewards of our money and properties—doing church through a mask and from a healthy social distance.
Church is still happening even as we can’t be in person on Sunday mornings. Over a hundred people are checking into our Facebook Live broadcasts every week. We are still caring for each other in our community—feeding the hungry with soup and grocery gift cards through the Ecumenical Mission Group. We just did officer training on Sunday after church—some in person and some on Zoom.
It still takes staffing to be church.
Church is happening even as we struggle through the pandemic.
Loving God, and loving our neighbors.
Carefully managing our assets as we go.
Your session is taking steps to lease the manse to be good stewards of our real assets. Good asset management is good stewardship!
Here’s where you come in.
Please turn in your stewardship commitment card. Please continue to support your church financially as we fight through the pandemic because there is no church without your support. There are real expenses to doing church even when we can’t all come to the sanctuary on Sunday morning.
This Community House is teeming with activity and kids every day as the Haytown Nursery School ploughs through the pandemic, too. Fairmount Presbyterian Church is blessed to be part of the community!
We soldier on and like always, even in the best of times, it’s all-hands-on-deck. We need your support to come through on the other side.
Our budget is lean and mean, and even so, it takes real money to turn the lights on to be the best stewards we can be of all God has given us. The backbone support for God’s work in the world through our church comes from you and me. That’s it.
It’s just us chickens.
Yours and mine.
Grace and peace,
Assorted muttering and armchair theology from the interim pastor, Rev. Scott Foster.