“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Sanctuary Worship Series: Enough
Sundays, September 29-October 20
Money holds great power in our lives—sometimes too much power. While this is a resource we need to meet our needs and accomplish our goals, it can often become a great challenge for us. This fall, we’re diving into God’s wisdom for how to approach money, so that we might learn to take joy and find freedom in what we already have. Join us for this series as we take on both the practical and spiritual implications of the money in our lives. To view our detailed worship schedule, click here.
Churchwide Generosity Study: Enough
Sundays, October 6-20, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
To complement the worship series, Director of Operations Dave Ballbach will facilitate a study and discussion of Adam Hamilton’s Enough during the Sunday School hour in Wesley Hall. Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it is one key to accomplishing our goals, providing for our needs, and fulfilling our life purpose, but if we find ourselves spending tomorrow’s money today, the result is not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. Sunday School classes are encouraged to participate in the study in their classrooms as well. A limited number of books will be for sale for $15 in the Sanctuary foyer on September 29 and October 6. The audio book is also available on Audible and Austin Public Library’s digital content app, Hoopla.
Churchwide Celebration Picnic
October 20, 12:15 p.m.
We will celebrate our ministry and growth in generosity at a churchwide picnic. Bring your picnic blanket and come prepared to purchase lunch. Have a favorite outdoor game to share? Feel free to bring games – washers, kickball, or even Frisbees – as we gather for fellowship and fun!
We will place our Generosity Commitment Cards in the offering plate as an act of worship on October 20. Completing and returning a Generosity Commitment Card expresses your intent and affirms your desire to honor God with your financial generosity. Your financial generosity enables all of our ministries to answer God’s call effectively. Sharing with the church your prayerful decision to be generous makes it possible for us to confidently make and implement bold plans for effective ministry. You may also submit your pledge online at fumcaustin.org/pledge.
Time and Talents Survey
What are your talents? God blesses each of us with gifts to be used together to form the body of Christ in the church and do God’s work in the world. In addition to our financial generosity, we also give to God of our time and talents. Are you a great organizer of events? Enjoy public speaking? Handy around the house? You can serve God through the church with your talents. Fill out our Time and Talents Survey at fumcaustin.org/talents or place a printed brochure in the offering plate. Printed copies are available in the foyer.