By Rodney Franklin
We are in the season of giving as we prepare for Stewardship Sunday. What a wonderful way to say thank you to God for all of God’s blessings and God leading us as a congregation to be not only a house of prayer for all people but also a church ever seeking to meet the needs of those we serve inside and outside of the walls of God’s house. God has been so good and we can never stop saying THANK YOU!
We must also say thank you to members of the congregation for sharing not only your time and talents but also your treasure. Your financial gifts fuel the ministry of the church that help us make a difference in the lives of those who need help with those financial matters that need immediate attention. Your financial gifts support the ministerial and lay staff of the church. Your financial gifts help us partner with organizations in the community who are making positive change in the area of food security, clothing, and political advocacy. Your financial gifts support our denominational, alliance partnerships and overseas ministry relationships. Thank you for making Baptist Church of the Covenant a recipient of what God has blessed you with so that we can continue having a transforming ministry presence in the Birmingham community.
As Proverbs 3:9 reminds us, “Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest.” We again say thank you as we honor the Lord on Stewardship Sunday with our pledge cards as we prepare to build the, “Bridge to the Future.”