What is a church? A church is not a building.
And a church consists of people who contribute in a multitude of ways. The plumber who fixes a broken pipe. The lay minister who takes communion to the sick. In a multitude of ways, individuals contribute.
Opps! Some people who hold the keys to the church building sometimes forget that the church consists of individuals who contribute variously. One church in particular egregiously forgets!
It looks like church — some leaders overseeing the church building — forgets that Jesus never asks for money. It appears that this church may stack the deck regarding upcoming elections.
There’s no merit in cash — no proof that you gave to the church said the interim priest at St. John’s Episcopal, Aptos, CA to one applicant. And, since you — can’t show that you contributed money during the last six months of 2016 you can’t run for church board.
My, my ….
Interim priest sees no merit in CASH donations? What’s wrong with cash?
B. Kell participates variously at St. John’s. Currently, he serves as Senior Warden and assists the Rector of the church. B. Kell assisted the priest in determining whether someone was a Member of the church who could stand for elections.
Back to basics: Jesus never asked for money. And it’s people who are the church and who contribute variously.
So how do you participate — contribute — in your church? Are you the plumber who comes early to the church building to fix for free a broken pipe. Or the lawyer who gives freely of his or her legal skills? Or the person who comes weekly to answer the phones?
It’s individuals who contribute to make Jesus present in the world.
By the way — there is CHAT on this website and we’re happy to ‘chat’ about this. Interested?
written by Cameron Jackson
Monerey Bay Forum
Fax: 831 688 7717
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