Why We Give
John Wesley urged others to “Earn all you can and save all you can so that you can give all you can.” He modeled modest living and sacrificial giving. Wesley made sure those early classes of “methodists” took weekly offerings to help others in need.
Today, we United Methodists join others to “do good whenever and wherever we can.” Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when the crowd grew hungry – we use our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to be the hands and feet of God. Life grows here through the joy of generosity.
We believe stewardship and generosity is a way of life that recognizes that everything we have is God’s and we are blessed to be a blessing to our community and to the world. Our gifts are a tangible demonstrations of our love for God and our neighbors.