Earn. Save. Give.
You’re probably used to hearing people in church talk about giving. But when was the last time in church that you talked about earning or saving? Is it unchristian to earn money? Is it wrong to save for ourselves and our families?
John Wesley didn’t think so. Wesley, the Christian evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money.” In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
During the month of September, our church will experience an exciting new stewardship program, Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money, developed by popular author and pastor James A. Harnish. The program describes Wesley’s surprising advice and introduces us each week to faithful Christians who, like all of us, struggle with money.
Sermon schedule for the Earn. Save. Give.
September 9: If You Could Ask for Anything (1 Kings 3:1-13)
September 16: Money—The Excellent Gift (Luke 12:42-48)
September 23: You Can’t Take It With You (Proverbs 13:11)
September 30: How Far Will You Go? (Proverbs 11:25)
There are so many ways one can contribute to the ministries of this church. The gift of your time, your attention, your attendance, your prayers, and your invitations to others. Stewardship is about so much more than money, but our giving is an important indicator for how we view the world. True stewardship is a way of life that includes the way we manage our whole redeemed lives and our possessions. Stewardship includes caring for all that God has entrusted to us and using what has been entrusted to us for the purposes to which the Lord has called us.
If you would like to make a financial contribution to the church, there are many ways to do so:
- Mail a check payable to “Ellensburg UMC” addressed to 210 N. Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
- Place your offering in the collection plate on Sunday during worship.
- Donate via PayPal by clicking the button below!