Stewardship

Since 1844 generations of stewards have been called to give of their time, treasure, and talent to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. We are now called to continue this Legacy.

Being an Excellent Steward

Dear Friends in Christ,

 The Episcopal Church of the Ascension has persevered in sharing the Good News of God in Jesus Christ for 175 years.  Seven + generations of faithful committed members have given generously of their time, treasure, and talent. We remember and give thanks for their gifts as we, who are the beneficiaries of such generosity, are now called to do likewise.

Being a good steward is challenging! Since the beginning of time God has called God’s people to be good stewards of all God has given. That includes everything!  How are you doing? The leadership of our Stewardship Ministry wants to help you and me be the best stewards we can be. For God has been generous to us here at the corner of Bartow and Cherokee. We have a beautiful campus in a beautiful historic district in downtown Cartersville, and our worship space is sacred, a spiritual home to many.

 So now it is our turn to be among the “Generations of Generosity”.  This is our theme, meant to turn attention toward being a good steward now. Beginning Sunday, September 29, you will hear and read testimonies from members of the congregation. You will learn stories of how lives have been transformed and how much this little church with a big heart and red doors means to so many people. Sermons, posters, and banners will speak of God’s call and our response. Pledge cards will be mailed so you can complete them in advance. Learning to be a good steward starts early, so we will be encouraging the children of our parish to participate as well.  “Generations of Generosity” will conclude on October 20th when we will ask God’s blessings on all the pledges we receive and upon all the good stewards of Ascension. A potluck lunch, to which you will be invited to bring a dish and recipe from an old family recipe, will wrap it up.

 Please join “Generations of Generosity” and become the excellent steward God has called you to be.

 Peace and love, Mother Mary