discovering joy through simplicity and generosity
In a culture where having “enough” seems to have become a never-ending pursuit, Jesus’ parable of the sower (Matthew 13:22) remains incredibly relevant. Many of us are chasing the American dream in ways that lead to stress, anxiety, and fear—thorns that can rob us of the ability to enjoy the abundant lives of purpose that God intended for us.
All of us have struggled with these issues at one time or another. They are important issues that we cannot ignore. This is why, during the month of October, we will be having a church-wide study and worship emphasis called Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. During this time, we will explore what the Bible teaches us about financial management through corporate worship and small group study.
At the conclusion of the emphasis, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. We will consecrate these commitments in the worship service on two consecutive Sundays. (See the schedule that follows.)
We hope you will join us this fall as we look at how we can manage our financial resources and truly experience simplicity, generosity, and joy.
Oct. 6 “When Dreams Become
Oct. 13 “Wisdom and Finance”
Oct. 20 “Cultivating Contentment”
Oct. 27 “Defined by Generosity”
Nov. 2 Small Group Study Ends
Nov. 3 Consecration Sunday 1
Nov.10 Consecration Sunday 2
Nov. 24 Celebration Sunday
During the month of October we will gather together in groups for four weeks to discover joy through simplicity and generosity as we study Enough by Adam Hamilton. Use the form below to choose and register for a group that fits you best. Tim King, Director of Discipleship, will then get in touch with you.
Study Guides are $8. Payment can be made in the Church Office by cash and check (made out to Salem UMC), or on our app Give+ (Enough), or online at salemchurchcr.com, or by text 319-519-0258 ($8 Enough).
Contact Tim King, Director of Discipleship, at 319-396-4857, or by clicking on the button below.