"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV)
Once in a great while, something comes along and unexpectedly captures our minds and hearts. The next few weeks will be a very meaningful time for our congregation as we experience Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving.
As a congregation we will focus on deepening our understanding and practice of faith through Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving. Over the four Sundays beginning October 21st, we will explore and observe matters of our hearts. This is sure to be a very meaningful time for our congregation.
A devotional guide, Practicing Extravagant Generosity: Daily Readings on the Grace of Giving will move us through this season as a community. We have mailed these to the church community. If you have not received yours, please let us know. We invite you to join one of our three discussion groups using the devotional guide, meeting on Friday mornings at 10am and Friday evening at 7pm in the Raine Room, starting on October 19th, plus Sunday at 11am in the Raine Room, starting October 21st. Email the office to sign up for the one that works with your schedule.
Prepare for Extravagant Generosity with "Heart Cards"
"Heart Cards" are a way for you to express your feelings about those things at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church that are most meaningful in your life. The cards will be distributed weekly to everyone in the congregation, including youth and children. If you miss a Sunday, click on the links below to download the Heart Card.Sunday, October 21st - Things I Love About My Church Sunday, October 28th - People Who Made A Difference in My Spiritual Life Sunday, November 4 - Visions and Hopes for My Church
Check back soon for Heart Card responses!
“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25b, CEB)