Courageous + Contagious Generosity

Life is tough.

- Employment is uncertain. Jobs are changing and careers are shifting.
- Families are under pressure. Work - School - Activities- everyone is so busy.
- Society seems divided - even polarized. It’s enough to make a person feel anxious.

But be encouraged, Church! Our hope comes from God, whose grace and strength are
enough to make a person courageous. And when we share our courage with others, it
becomes truly contagious!

Almost every Wesley member has a story of how our spiritual home on 502 E. Front Street
has helped lift and lead them to the courage that only Christ can supply. Wesley, with its
inspirational services, rich educational opportunities, rewarding mission adventures, and warm fellowship, inspires and nurtures COURAGE in troubled times. And when you see others stepping up boldly, you feel a little braver, yourself.

This October we will be tapping into that “Courageous and Contagious” Wesley spirit as
we prepare for our annual stewardship appeal. We challenge
you to ask yourself one simple question ...

 

Can we be courageous in our generosity?

 

The answer, of course, is YES! As we learn to trust God to provide for our needs, we become more generous. And as we model
generosity, we help others become more courageous. That’s how “Courageous Generosity” becomes “Contagious!”

Courageous and Contagious Generosity is Stewardship 2018. Don’t miss these opportunities to grow in courage and faith:

- Throughout the month of October you’ll hear stories about the Courageous and Contagious Generosity Wesley has inspired.
- Pastor Justin and James Ingold are leading a study devoted to Christ-like generosity during the Sunday School hour. (article above)
- On Wednesday evening, October 17 at 6:30 PM in Atherton Chapel join us for a prayer service to prepare our hearts and minds for “Courageous Generosity.”
- On Sunday, October 28th we will boldly bring our commitments forward during both services and offer them back to God.

Enjoy the stories, sermons, and studies throughout the month and let it help lift and inspire you. And let’s
see what God can do with our “Courageous and Contagious Generosity!”

 

 

 

 

STORIES OF COURAGE -

 

Wesley's - Sally Tucker

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Wesley's Keith Smith

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Can we be courageous in our giving to support the contagious generosity that Sally and Keith find at Wesley?

 

Stay tuned for more stories to come....