Sharing stories of doing life together in A Year of We
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At Second-Ponce, we’ve named 2018 “A Year of We,” and that means intentionally celebrating the ways our church family is “doing life together.” In the side bar, you’ll find a link to an article written by our senior pastor, Dr. Dock Hollingsworth, about this church-wide theme.
Every other Wednesday, personal narratives written by church members and ministry partners will be posted on this page. These stories highlight how God uses the relationships we build here to grow us as individuals and grow us as a church family.
October 10, 2018
Why I Give
By Jim George
Each October Second-Ponce turns the ministry conversation toward stewardship- What’s planned and what’s possible when you commit to sustained giving. Jim George, an active member of the Deacon Board, Sunday morning greeter and member of the Offertory Committee, reflected on the question “Why I give.” He offers a brief perspective to the blog.
When I think about why I give, I realize that I am not giving; I am giving back. When we sing the Doxology following the offertory in worship on Sunday mornings, we “Praise God from whom all blessings flow.” Every blessing we have flows from God. The offering that we make on Sunday mornings is only giving back some part of the material blessings that God has given us. Giving back to me is part of the worship experience. I am thankful for the blessings that God has given me, and I think that giving back is part of my relationship with God.