Everyone struggles with money at some point in time. Whether it is not enough money, a desire for more money, or an inability to manage money, we all can find ourselves in a difficult financial situation and not sure what to do.
Your money matters to you and your money matters to God. In this series, we will discuss the obstacles we face when we idolize money, the temptations we encounter with unnecessary spending, and the discipline of giving to the church.
Each year, members of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church are asked to complete an Annual Giving Commitment Card as we make plans for the coming year. Annual giving supports the operating expenses of the church - our on-going ministries. An annual commitment serves several purposes.
- This is a time for individuals and families to spend time in prayer, reflecting on God's blessings, and recommitting to loving God with your head, heart and hands.
- On a practical level, this is a good time to review your financial budget and make sure it reflects your priorities.
- Presenting our commitments to God is an act of worship we share as a community, as we ask God to bless and use our gifts.
- For the church, annual giving commitments help us set ministry budgets for the coming year and make the most of the resources committed to God's work through us
We will present our 2018 commitments to God during worship on November 19, 2017. If you are unable to return an Annual Giving Commitment Card by November 19, and would like to make a commitment, please contact our church office at 770-867-3727.
At Bethlehem First UMC, the amount you give is a personal decision, but the Bible teaches us to give a tithe or ten percent to God. For many the tithe is just the beginning
2018 ANNUAL GIVING COMMITMENT CARD ONLINE
2018 ANNUAL GIVING COMMITMENT CARD DOWNLOAD (PDF)