The beginning of the Church School year

With the beginning of Church School, this is an exciting time for children and a wonderful opportunity to include Stewardship in discussions with them. Whether they are in primary schools or on their way to college, it is important to provide them with an understanding of Stewardship as well as to set an example as parents. The greatest benefit is that as they grow older, the ministry of Stewardship will be a constant in their lives and as they understand that everything they have is provided through God’s grace (even the oxygen they breathe) – it is important that they give of their Time, Talents and Treasures. This is a very important requirement from God and a necessity for our salvation. Many schools have now included community service within the curriculum.

Some things to think about:
As you plan your children’s calendar and activities, Stewardship should be included as well. Consider:
Community events that help the poor
Soup kitchens that feed the hungry
Shopping for a food pantry or delivering a Thanksgiving meal to a family
Toys for Tots programs
Sending cookies or toiletries to soldiers

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About mychristmycare

Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.
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