At least once a fortnight, we provide an opportunity for members of the congregation to share with the church during the Sunday service. Sometimes people share about their work with local and global charities, others speak about how God has worked in their lives, and some give an insight into their role in the church and how we can all get involved.
This week our treasurer, Janet, spoke about where our church’s money comes from and how it is spent. She reflected on 2 Corinthians 9:7, which says:
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
We need to plan and pray about how much we all give to the church as it is really being given to God. It’s a privilege to be able to serve God not only with our time and gifts, but also with our money. As a church, DCBC gives away a tenth of our income to help our Baptist family in this country and overseas. A lot of money is also spent on the church building, and Janet explained how making the building welcoming to everyone who uses it is part of the church’s mission. The next opportunity for this is our Indoor Garden Party, which will take place on Saturday 21st September, from 3-5pm. Everyone is welcome for afternoon tea, crafts and games. The event is free, but any donations will be given to Macmillan.