shield 2013 Every Member Canvass Brochure
Planned Giving John Hamilton Gillespie

Stewardship ~ Using the gifts God has given us, to do the work God is calling us to do.

To view the 2013 Every Member Canvass brochure, click here.

To make your 2013 pledge using Redeemer’s easy-to-use, secure, online pledge form, click here. After filling out the form and hitting submit, your form will be automatically and confidentially emailed to the Parish Registrar. For those of you interested in automating your gifts to the Church of the Redeemer and have amounts deducted directly from your bank account, we offer Pledge Direct — just click here for details and online sign-up.

Christian stewardship is grateful and responsible use of God’s gifts in the light of God’s purpose as revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian stewards, empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves to conscious, purposeful decisions. To learn more about Redeemer’s ministries which are supported by the stewardship of parishioners, click here: Church of the Redeemer Ministries. You’ll find contact names for leaders and volunteers whom you may contact to learn how to become involved.

When people give for the work of the kingdom of God, they often think in grand terms. And yet, the greatest mission that the Church of the Redeemer has is what happens on a day-to-day basis at Palm and Ringling. That is our mission and if it weren’t for what goes on here every day, we wouldn’t be able to have mission work in Africa, in China, and the Dominican Republic. We wouldn’t be giving to Resurrection House or to Caritas. When a dollar is given to Redeemer and it is used for something like paying a utility bill to keep on the lights — that’s essential stewardship, and it’s what enables Redeemer to accomplish vital mission work in our own community and all over the world. Take Your Place in Stewardship today.

Stewardship is lived out in:

  • Living and telling the Good News;
  • Sharing God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in an interdependent universe;
  • Wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships;
  • Sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion;
  • Providing for future generations, sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act for the sake of God’s world.

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