“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God,
serve one another with whatever gifts each of
you has received” – I Peter 4:10
Being good disciples means being good stewards. all the earth belongs to God and we are simply stewards of God’s abundant creation. We believe each of us has been richly and uniquely blessed by God in many and varied ways and entrusted with resources of time, talents, and treasure. As Biblically understood, stewardship of these resources is our total lifelong response to all that God has done and is doing for us. It is a lifestyle of saying “Thank You” for His love and grace. And so we are called to employ our resources to the service of God in the world. We listen and watch for what God is already doing, and we follow in God’s footsteps that God’s will might be done and that God’s love and justice might cover the earth.
In this place, we serve God in many different ways.
Time & Talent
Some give of their talents:
- Singing in the choir
- Ushering, lighting candles, and/or reading scripture for worship
- Sharing gratitude stories of God’s work in their lives
- Offering rides to church for our aging members
- Overseeing the financial wellness and smooth operation of the church
- Serving on Session to make governance and ministry decisions
- Serving on a committee, be it Mission & Outreach, Stewardship and Administration, Worship, or the Child Care Center Committee
- Helping fix and maintain our facilities
- Doing recycling for the church
- Making breakfast for the congregation several times a year
- Managing our building usage
- Teaching Sunday School
- Hosting fellowship time after worship
- Watering plants
- Planning events for the church and community
“For where your treasure is, there your
heart will be also.”- Matthew 6:21
Some give of their means and financial resources. Members and friends are invited to support the ministry through these funds:
- General Operating Fund – keeps Forest Hill Church open and ministering in the community
- Good Samaritan Fund – provides one-time limited gifts for those community members needing assistance
- Building Fund – addresses non-routine, costly repairs such as replacing HVAC units, updating electrical wiring, and creating a more accessible facility for all
- Second Mile Endowment – supports a variety of local, national, and global missions each year
- Tribute Gifts – honors or memorializes a loved one and/or supports a designated area such as the Fannie Pharr Memorial Scholarship Fund, youth ministry, Phideaux Field dog park, butterfly garden, or prayer courtyard
As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we participate in four yearly special offerings. Learn more here.
To connect with worldwide relief efforts through the Presbyterian Church, visit the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance website.