There are so many reasons to be thankful, including the opportunities to extend our ministry into important areas. The biggest of these is our ministry among younger people - we're hoping to appoint a Youth Minister in the coming months.
So we're inviting everyone at St Mary's to reflect on our attitude to giving and to review the amount that we give. Inviting giving to church is far from a tax on our members, nor is it the price of membership. Jesus mentioned wealth and money in many of his parables and in his teaching, emphasising the connections between discipleship and using our money wisely. We set no fixed amount and it's important that each family and household makes a contribution according to their own circumstances. Our Planned Giving information leaflet and Pledge Form are available for download. For more general information about giving to churches, see the Giving For Life.