November 2020 Dear Friends, This month St Luke’s is focused on endings and beginnings. We have left our storefront space of five years for a new building; we have said farewell to congregational members and we welcome others who we’ve met only remotely; we mourned the lives of many Saints and we trust in God’s
It was only after a few weeks of doing this that I realized how refreshing it was to not have to keep track of hours or payment, as I had for all my previous years of babysitting. Instead of ending the night with an exchange of money, we could share a little conversation or tea, and then one of them would watch me walk down the street til I got home. No bills passed through our hands, but the gifts of the evening were valuable to us all.
During the month of October we are concentrating our attention on generosity, with a particular focus on the ways that we talk or don’t talk about money. Is there a story you have to share this month about the times that the narrative or the fear of scarcity made it hard to notice the abundance
by Marit Johnson on behalf of the Generosity Network It seems strange that fall is already here. Summer work hours have ended; vacations are over; and school has started. As summer ends, St. Luke’s is looking forward to new seasons, including another season of Growing in Generosity. The Generosity Network is starting to plan for
So, here we go. I want to answer some of the questions I couldn’t bring myself to ask others.
“Bethel Free Church.” Immediately my younger brother and sister began asking Mom and Dad why we couldn’t join that church. It was free! Our dad said we would have to talk about it later.
by Alyson Hankwitz 11/4/2018 Much like we heard last week, my journey of growing in generosity started out of an obligation. My sister and I were required to give one whole dollar out of our weekly allowance to church, and in return, we got to keep the other four dollars. Not a bad deal when