Money and Church
This weeks entry can't wait till Thur. This morning (Mon) I was watching the news while enjoying Susan's Granola, and a priest was on discussing how a Catholic Church in New York City had recently published how much money was given on a previous Sunday. They didn't publish the names
, just the amounts given. 100 people gave $1 20 people gave $5 and so on. None of that really amazed me until they noted that the attendance that Sunday was 644 people and the total giving was just over $8,000. The priest and hosts talked how the economy is hurting donations at church too!
I'm sure the economy is hurting all people, everywhere, but I'm so proud to be serving with a Church that can uniquely and genuinely be described as generous! The first 6 weeks of the year we gave over $9,200 per week for the budget, plus an additional $31,000 for the new building project, and over $1,000 for missions! AND OUR AVERAGE ATTENDANCE IS ABOUT 300!! We have a bunch of faithful people, and I'm honored to serve as one of their leaders.
I know the economy is tough, but God is somehow uneffected by this recent fiscal downturn! Still seems to be true that by giving to God first…God takes pain to provide for ALL we need! God bless you all, Kermit