As we reflect on stewardship, please enjoy this delightful poem from among our own. The talents of our congregation are always a delight to discover. Janelle and Hillary are faithful leaders of our youth group, and Godly Play.
As Janelle and Hillary drove home after church one autumn Sunday, they talked about just how much Christ Church means to them. They shared memories and talked about the overwhelming support they have continually received, as individuals, a couple, and a family in their happiest and saddest moments.
They wrote this poem to gather those thoughts saying “We love God. We love Christ Church. We love all of you. We believe in the mission and ministry we are all working towards.”
Please join them in reflecting on how Christ Church impacts your life and the life of the community as you consider what you will offer to God this stewardship season.
It’s all about the “US” and not about “me”
by Janelle and Hillary Willett
Today after church we talked as we drove And spoke of how life is a treasure trove People whose days are nearing their end And those who’ve not even been ‘round the bend How grateful we are to walk it with you You Christians whose faith is strong and true Together we’ve learned and laughed and cried Together remembered those who’ve died For us Christ Church is our family’s safe place Where we’ve grown and encountered deep grace Such good memories over the years Spirit filled moments that still bring on the tears Retreats at Camp Marshall with silly skits Making sure the homeless had beds and warm mitts Asking for help when we became moms Christmas Eves filled with peace and with calm Watching our youth go into the world wide Encouraging them to be bold and not hide Potlucks and studies and meetings too To run a church there’s so much to do It can’t happen with just one person or two It can’t even happen with just a few It happens when we each answer the call It happens with you, with me, with all Whether you’re nearing life's end or at the start You belong here, you play a big part We are many members but are a body of one And we’ll work together until our days are done What that looks like for you may differ from me And that is how God meant it to be You may be called to the altar guild While we are more youth ministry skilled You may be able to give money unceasing Or you may find your funds decreasing The amount does not matter, not one bit It’s the act that matters, together we’re knit Together we’re called to give what we’re able And welcome each person to God’s banqueting table Time, Talent and Treasure- the 3 T’s It’s all about the “US” and not about “me
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