Events Calendar

To see events for the entire month, visit the Calendar page.

 


Ministries & Activities

Below are four categories of ministries and or activities of the parish. Placing your pointer on any one of them will open that listing as it appears in the parish Guidebook. There is a brief description of the ministry or activity, any requirements for training and the telephone of the person or office to contact if you are interested or have questions.

Spiritual Life & Worship

Faith Formation

Outreach Ministries

Parish Life

The "3 T's"

The traditional speech of stewardship refers to "3 T's;" TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE. It is appropriate to define each of these terms in our present context.  

TIME is the one items we all have "too little of." "A true understanding of stewardship begins with taking care of and sharing the gift of time."1 There are, however, 24 hours in everyone's day, no more, no less. In that 24 hours we rest, nourish our bodies, nourish our minds (sometimes), work, play, exercise is good, and there must be time to pray. Our stewardship of time is about balancing our day so that prayer is not the last item of the day, when we are exhausted. Our schedules must be carefully planned.

TALENT is about the special gifts and blessings we have received from our Creator. The stewardship of talent is about more than giving of our time to help a neighbor, or volunteer at church; it is about giving something of ourselves. It is an intimate sharing of who we are for the good of others.

TREASURE is where some folks get stuck when they think about stewardship. "Money and all of the things that we posses (our treasure) are gifts from God that we are asked to care for and generously share for our own benefit and the good of others. It is important for us to share our money and all of our material possessions for two reasons: first, because all the good things God has made (including money) are meant to be shared, and second, because each of has a need to give."2 

Our need to give is one way of returning thanks to a loving God for all of the many blessings we have received. We don't give because the church has a need, we do so because we have a need to give.

Notes
1. Stewardship, A Disciple's Response, page 66
2. Ibid. page 67