We are members of
the Church because we know people are better TOGETHER.
Together we can make a difference. Together we can share our many gifts and talents.
There are all sorts of ways to get involved in the work, worship, ministry and community here at Resurrection, a few of them are listed below. If you’d like to know more about getting involved drop a note to the Rector and someone will be in touch to let you know more.
Tim’s Team (Building Maintenance)
Reading during Worship
Choir / Musician
Serving at the Altar
Making Meat Pies
Pastoral Care / Visiting
Living Black History
Others (let us know what gifts you hope to share)
My church is
composed of people like me. I help make it what it is. It will be friendly, if
I am. Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them. It will do great work, if I
work. It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver. It
will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring
them. It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a
church with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these
same things. Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the
task of being all the things that I want my church to be.
© Archdiocese of Rochester
Most importantly the Church is not a building, it is people: normal everyday people seeking to living lives shaped by our love for God. Giving is a way of worshipping: acknowledging that everything we have comes from God and we give back to God in thanksgiving.
When we give, we take part in the work of the church. We turn our faith and love into action not only by the work of our own hands and hearts, but also by supporting and enabling the ministry that goes on even when we cannot be there. This ministry happens in visits to hospitals, funerals, weddings, baptisms, pastoral visits and the maintenance of a community of faith.
WHAT to give
The most precious and important thing you can give to a community of faith is yourself: your presence, your prayer, your compassion, your time and energy, your gifts and skills. These are the first things we consider as we give ourselves in worship to God.
But the Church also has real financial needs and in many ways money can support and help grow our mission and ministry. It pays our bills and maintains our building. It resources our worship, music, education. It funds programs that seek to change the world and put the Gospel into action. These programs include: a community lunch, community gardens, youth groups, a women’s support group, support for families in need; education about and support for matters of social justice in our world.
HOW to give
The first way to give is to turn up! The Church is more complete with you there!
The next is to volunteer. Speak to one of our clergy or lay readers, they will help you get involved.
When giving financially to your Church, there are a number of options- putting money in the basket on Sunday, making a special one-off donation, using weekly envelopes to help track your giving, or setting up a P.A.P via bank or credit card.
Regular giving goes to our operating budget so it is available for all our work and any eventuality.
Special gifts can be made to our operating budget at any time but may also be made:
· To ‘Making It Happen’ a special annual appeal that allows us to undertake larger projects and programs;
· To our Savings Fund which provides us with a little security should we be faced with unexpected expenses;
· To our Endowment Fund, a newly established fund allowing us to build up a resource for new ministry, capital projects and the future of the Church for generations