A Lenten Journey: Enough
|Discovering Joy Through Simplicity & Generosity
On Sunday, March 8, we will begin a church-wide Lenten study and worship emphasis called Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. Lent is the season we reflect on attitudes and practices which hinder our following Christ.
One of the most challenging areas of our discipleship centers on our financial stewardship. Over a period of three weeks, we will explore biblical principles of financial management. We will learn ways to assess our financial situation and develop a financial plan that will allow us to experience the true joy that comes through simplicity and generosity.
A key resource for our Lenten emphasis will be the book, Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity, by Adam Hamilton. Copies of the book are now available on the table outside of the church office. If you are able to reimburse the office for the cost of your copy, you will find an envelope with instructions with each book. Or, you may order an electronic version at http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=1109180
At the end of the emphasis, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of our financial stewardship through the ministries of Grace Baptist Church. We will consecrate these commitments on Palm Sunday, March 29.
CARITAS IS COMING!
Our CARITAS program needs many volunteers.
These are the big opportunities:
COT AND SITE SET UP, April 4th at 8:30 am Receive and distribute cots, bedding, and any additional personal items. Set up second floor classrooms into family units for our guests.
DINNERS, every evening, April 4-10
Prepare, serve, and clean-up. This activity is
organized by groups: Sunday School classes,
deacons, choir, etc.
OVERNIGHTERS, every night, April 4-11
Stay overnight in the church office (a CARITAS
staff member will be staying overnight on the
second floor), set up for breakfast in the
morning and give the families their lunch bags
as they depart around 6:30 am.
LUNCH PREPARATION, sandwich making as
a group during the preceding week and daily
packing of the lunch bags, April 4-10
LAUNDRY SERVICE, Sunday, Tuesday,
Pick up laundry bagged by family unit, launder
it, and return it to Grace the following day.
SHOWERS, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
After dinner, take CARITAS guests to the
Tuckahoe Y for showers and return them to
TAKE DOWN AND CLEAN UP, April 11th at
7:30 am or earlier
Take cots and bedding outside for pick-up.
Restore kitchen, fellowship hall, and classrooms
to normal condition. Eat donuts!
The sign-up poster will be in the hall on