January is Stewardship month at Old South Church in Boston - a unique time when members testify to what they love about Old South, and how they transform that love into generosity - commitments of time, energy and financial support. During each worship service this month, a different member takes the pulpit to tell their story. It's a wonderful, inspiring way to get to know our community. You don't want to miss it!
This year's Stewardship theme is Faithful Belonging. Belonging means being a part of a community with purpose and the opportunity to learn and grow, to explore ways to be of service to others through our ministries of Mercy, Justice, and Beauty. It requires that we all do what we can to ensure the continuity of those ministries, including pledging what we can financially.
During Stewardship month, each member of Old South Church commits annually, or "pledges", a certain financial donation toward that year's operating budget. Together, our dollars fuel the church's ministries. We ask members to consider pledging a percentage of their income: 1%, 2% up to 10%. We ask members to "Give until it feels good!"
Will you join fellow Old Southers in making a pledge this year to help sustain and expand opportunities for our church family as it looks to the future – and as an expression of your own gratitude?
At the end of the month, we will lift up our communal generosity at our Consecration services on Thursday, January 26th and Sunday, January 29th and celebrate our shared belonging to this faithful community of givers who support all that Old South Church has to offer. Everyone is invited to a joyful Consecration Lunch following Festival Worship on January 29th.
Thank you again for prayerfully considering your support for our ministries in 2023. We couldn't do this without you.