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Our “Generosity of Giving" theme for 2019:  Excel in the Grace of Giving. 

But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you[a]—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7



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“Churches are the dwelling place of God among us.  
Every church building is a gathering place for the church
amily, a resting  place, a place of encounter with God.

Exerpts from "Practicing Extravagant Generosity" by Bishop Robert Schnase:

  • Generosity is a fruit of the Spirit, a sign of our spiritual growth. God uses our giving to change the world for God's purposes, and God uses our giving to reconfigure our interior lives and to change us!

  • The practice of generosity opens us to deeper reflection and conversation about wealth and how it relates to purpose and happiness. 

  • Extravagant giving is a means of putting God first, a method for declaring to God and to ourselves the rightful order of priorities. When we practice it, we live with a more relaxed posture about money, less panicked and reactive.
  • How much do we give, and why? What difference do we want to make in the world? How does giving influence our relationship with God? For God? 

    These and other questions can only be asked with authenticity when they are supported by the practice of giving. Giving fosters intentionality.

FUMC is registered as a charity in Amazon Smile. When people choose FUMC as their charity, a percentage (.5%) of their purchases cost will be donated to the church. When you go shopping on Amazon always go to Amazon Smile and select FUMC for the church to be credited for the donation.  Here is a link to register FUMC as your charity:

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