The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be Tuesday, October 15 at 6:00PM
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, wrote:
Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the way you can,
in all the places you can,
at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
as long as ever you can.
Wesley taught extensively about the use of money, the danger of riches, and the importance of giving. For Wesley, all things belong to God. This changes how we perceive the manner by which we earn and save money, causing us to do so in appropriate ways. And it changes how we spend money, making us more responsible, and shapes how we give money. Wesley valued industrious and productive work, but he believed that acquiring money does not provide a profound enough life purpose to sustain the human spirit. When he wrote, “Earn all you can, save all you can, and give all you can,” he drew an unbreakable link between acquisitions and generosity, inviting us to use our material wealth to deepen our relationship with God an to increase our positive impact for God’s purposes. No stories from Scripture tell of people living the God-related spiritual life while fostering greedy, self-centered, self-serving attitude. Knowing God leads to generosity.
From Practicing Extravagant Generosity by Bishop Robert Schnase
The job of the Finance Committee is to identify, perfect, and manage
the finance system for the congregation.
The finance system is the processes
of raising, managing, and dispersing the finances
so that the mission and vision of the congregation can be achieved.
There is no minimum or maximum of members on this committee.
Membership on this committee also includes the Pastor,
the Church Council Chairperson, the Lay Member to Annual Conference,
a representative from Trustees and the Lay Leader.