Why We Give
Despite our tendency to shy away from the topic, nearly one quarter of Jesus’ teaching was about money.
The truth is that money is morally neutral, but what we do with our money reveals something much deeper — what’s in our hearts (Matthew 6:21). God is the creator and owner of everything, so we are merely stewards of His stuff (1 Chronicles 29:14).
We encourage members and regular attenders to follow the Biblical model of giving cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7) and sacrificially (Psalm 4:5). Contributing financially to the work of the church out of our “first fruits” is both a renunciation of greed as an idol and an acknowledgement that all we have been given is given to us by God and is to be used for his purposes (Matthew 25:14-30). It is an expression of worship in response to all that God has done in our midst.
WAYS TO GIVE
If you wish to present your gifts and offerings in person, we have baskets in the front and back of the Sanctuary during our Sunday gatherings.
Set up a recurring payment or give a one-time donation through PayPal. You do not have to be a member of PayPal to give online.
If you would prefer to send your contributions by mail, you may do so by making your check out to “CHS” and mailing it to:
Church of the Holy Spirit
129 S. Tamiami Tr.
Osprey, FL 34229