Offer Your Time, Talent, or Treasure
Contributions come in all forms.
As a faith community in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and within the worldwide Anglican Communion, we are a sacramental people who know God’s grace rains down on all the earth. We, too, are a reconciling people who know God yearns for us to be reconciled one to another and each to God. And, we are an Easter People who are amazed that nothing, not a single thing in heaven or on earth, not death, not “powers & principalities”, nothing can ever separate us from the love of God. As Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says, “If it is not about love, it is not about God.” This is what moves us to our knees in worship and to action in the world. And it is what motivates us to contribute our time, our talent and our treasure to this faith community- THE Saint John’s La Verne.
We are intentional about using the word “contribute” instead of “donate”. Yes, our contributions are considered a charitable donation by the IRS, and as such can be claimed as a deduction on our income tax filing. But, our financial offerings are our tangible way of contributing to the building up of this faith community as a place where all are welcomed to know and experience the love of God.
At our 8:00 a.m. service you will often hear “All things come from thee O God, and from thine own have we given thee” as the offering plates are raised in thankful prayer. We know God’s love is in abundance, we know too that God will provide. Always. And that our task is to be generous givers, to be contributors to the health and vitality of this faith community.
Please consider joining us in contributing to Saint John’s. We find our own lives enriched and deepened when we share what we have to the building up of God’s holy community, and we believe you will too. You, yourself- your body, mind and spirit are needed and wanted in this community. So, how every you are able to contribute, welcome!