What is a two-word phrase that reflects the spiritual DNA of South Church? This was the summer homework of our Giving Committee. Over a few meetings, they wrestled with this question and the unanimous result is: Transforming Lives.
At South Church, we believe God is transforming fear into joy, apprehension into courage, apathy into hope, complacency into compassion. And I see God’s work alive and well everyday in our church. Sometimes it looks like a community providing the courage someone needs to get sober, sometimes it’s delivering a warm meal of nourishment and hope to someone in grief, sometimes it’s a mission trip that awakens a young adult’s vocational call to serve the needy.
Whether or not you realize it, you are a key part of that work – you give not to a building, to an institution, or to a tradition, you give to the work of transforming lives.
Through the act of giving, not only do we transform other people’s lives but our own life is changed. Since, we are made in God’s image, then we are created to give and be generous with our time and treasure. When we open our hearts and our pockets, we become more like God and our life is transformed.
Peace and Grace,
The FIRST PRIORITY for everyone’s gifts to South Church is always our individual ANNUAL PLEDGES for the operation of the Church itself. Our combined gifts fund our programs, staff, music, missions, facilities, community needs, outreach, and more, all in our daily life together.
Your pledge will be sent confidentially to Joanne Smith, Financial Administrator – and she will confirm your pledge with an email back to you.