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Offerings: “The Offering is a sacrament of the free church

We say in our church that the offering is a sacrament of the free church. What we mean by that is that we believe it is a blessing to be able to govern and support our religious community ourselves – to make possible by our generosity everything we dream of and do to live out our shared values.

Every week we lift up the spiritual value of generosity by taking an offering for the ministries of this church. Our plate, then, as it is passed among us, becomes filled with the evidence of that generosity. It is our harvest, gathered in every week for what most nourishes us.

The ushers will now come among you to receive the gifts of the congregation. The morning offering will be most gratefully received.

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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