Parishioners at Holy Cross take seriously their obligation to place their time, talent and treasure at the service of the church and its mission in the community, and are faithful about returning a portion of the gifts that they have received, and as they are able, to the Lord who has generously gifted them.
Stewardship at Holy Cross is a year round activity, and is highlighted each fall at an annual In-gathering. During the In-gathering parishioners are invited by a guest preacher to once again reflect upon and pray about the nature of their giving in terms of time, talent and treasure. On this particular Sunday our members determine their pledge, financial and other, for the coming year, that we might further the spread of the Kingdom of God and continue to be an effective witness within the parish and in the wider community.
Recently the vestry and clergy of Holy Cross made the following public commitment to faithful stewardship:
As members of the vestry and clergy of Holy Cross Church, we commit ourselves to be good stewards of God’s gifts and love. As leaders of the parish we strive to develop among all our members a passionate desire to return to God a portion of His countless blessings.
We acknowledge the priceless gift of the Gospel and accept our responsibility of being good stewards of that gift.
We acknowledge the need for all Christians to give sacrificially of their time, talent and treasure for the glory of God, the building up of His church and in joy-filled service to community and the world .