This month we are celebrating a churchwide stewardship program called “Defying Gravity.” Over a four-week period we’ll examine the generous life—what it is and why it can be hard to experience. We’ll be studying the topic of generosity, including data from surveys, insights from experts, and conversations with generous people about their goals and habits. We want to understand why generosity brings people joy and what forces work against it. Many of us want to experience the significance of blessing others but feel trapped by past decisions and misled by a society that bombards us with messages of having more and having better.
The good news is that Jesus offers us a way to “defy gravity” and break free from the culture of more. For the month of October, come hear what the Bible and others say about how to experience a generous life. There will be exercises and challenges during this series to help you consider your relationship with money, possessions, and giving. One of these is the Clean-Out Challenge. Mark your calendar now for Saturday, October 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Various organizations will be on-site to accept and recycle your donations. More information about that is to come.
You won’t want to miss a single Sunday of “Defying Gravity.” For more information, visit www.BelmontHeightsUMC.org.
Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church