A YEAR OF GENEROSITY

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GENEROUS?

The theme of “A Year of Generosity”  was  introduced in the fall of 2020.  We have been working on a plan to execute this theme.  Worship, Music and the Arts board and other volunteers have been working together to create this plan.  Your help for coming up with ideas for themes and projects each month is needed.

 

“Generosity is a quality that's a lot like unselfishness. Someone showing generosity is happy to give time, money, food, or kindness to people in need.  Generosity is a quality — like honesty and patience — that we all probably wish we had more of. When you show generosity, you might give away things or money or put others before yourself. But generosity is about more than cash and stuff. When you're forgiving and gentle to people, you show generosity of spirit. If you give others help or credit, that shows generosity. The world would certainly be a better place if more people showed generosity to others.”  Vocabulary.com/word Generosity

HOW DOES IT WORK?

We are just in the beginning stages of planning this, we have a concept or template which includes the following and we are looking for your ideas. 

 

A Monthly Theme - “Show Generosity in…..” each month we will choose an action word describing some form of how to show generosity. 

 

A Benefactor -who receives our generosity? A benefactor could be our church, Alley Shoppe, Tanzania, our neighborhood, etc.  We have lots of potential here and they can be repeated more than once in a given year. 

 

A Bible verse(s) – Scripture reading(s) will guide us as we explore the theme. 

 

A Project – Something that we can do that will help our benefactor. These can be simple, things we can do at home or when it’s safe, together.  

 

A Song - based on the theme we could use this as part of our service for that month or something that you can just sing at home. Familiar songs/hymns. 

 

When planning these themes and projects we are going to keep this thought in mind:

 

How do these themes and project show generosity… “To Our God; To our Self/Family/Friends; To Our Community; and To our Global partners”. 

 

We may not be able to answer all of these categories but we can try.