From THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE
Generosity gives us a way out of uncertainty. Giving empowers us because we realize that we can, in fact, spare some of the treasure we have found in God’s gifts to us. In giving, we remember God’s covenants and love for all of Creation. We discover our own power to help ourselves and each other through downturns and tough times — our power to fulfill, in some small way, Jesus’s call to us: “feed my lambs.”
Financial gifts to St. Paul’s directly support the powerful steps that we are taking together to fulfill Jesus’s call during these challenging times. Amazingly, our communal worship continued seamlessly through the pandemic, pivoting to online and later hybrid ways of being together. By investing in technological infrastructure, we opened ongoing opportunities for connecting with each other over great distances. As covid raged and our building lay almost empty, we took the opportunity to renovate Stone Hall, which is now complete and beautiful, and will serve many people for many years to come. We invested in our future by renovating and furnishing a new youth room. We committed major financial support to REACH Housing, which will ease homelessness in the Rochester area by building a community of tiny houses adjacent to (fittingly) St. Paul Street. In addition, we have continued our existing outreach activities in new and evolving ways. These and many more acts of love are enabled when our community gives of its time, talent, and treasure.
As the pandemic enters a new phase, our work is not done, only changed. How have you been impacted, and how will you impact St. Paul’s and our neighbors? What is the story of your gift, how will it unfold? How will your blessing be a blessing to others? This is the spirit behind our theme of Every Perfect Gift.
This year we invite you to make your perfect gift, reflective of the gifts you have received from our Creator.
ways you can donate:
Click the button above to connect with our e-giving page. Use the memo line to designate your gift.
You can send a donation or a pledge card via mail to 25 Westminster Road, Rochester, NY 14607.
Text PAUL to 73256