Barre Congregational Church

30 Park Street
Barre, Massachusetts
UCC FELLOWSHIP DUES REMINDER
If you are a member of the Barre congregational Church and have not paid your Fellowship Dues for this year, please send in $20.00 per member to the church. Please mark on your check "Fellowship Dues."

Thank you!

-- Stewardship Committee​

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In keeping with our year long theme about GRATITUDE we would like to share this daily devotion with you.

Growing in Gratitude
Would you like to cultivate a greater sense of gratitude? George Hebert, a seventeenth-century British poet, encourages readers toward that goal in his poem “Gratefulness.” 

“Thou that has given so much to me give one thing more: a grateful heart.”

Herbert recognized the only thing he needed in order to be thankful was simply an awareness of the blessings God had already give him. The bible declares Christ Jesus as the source of all blessing in Romans11:36, “For from him and through him and for him are all things.” “All things” encompasses both the extravagant and the mundane, everyday gifts in our lives Everything we receive in life comes directly from our heavenly Father (James1:17), and He willingly fives us those gifts our of His love for us.

To expand my awareness of God’s blessings in my life, I am learning to cultivate a heart that acknowledges the source of all the joys I experience each day, but especially the ones I often take for granted. Today those included a crisp morning to run, the anticipation of an evening with friends, a stocked pantry so I could make French toast with my daughter, the beauty of the world outside my window, and the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee.

What is the “so much” that God has already given to you? Opening our eyes to those blessings will help us to develop grateful hears.

-- Taken from "The Bible in One Year" https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/

Stewardship & 2018 Budget
© 2017    Barre Congregational Church    30 Park Street, Barre, MA 01005 

Welcoming & Serving the Quabbin Area
What Is Stewardship?
Stewardship is recognizing that all we have is a gift from God, all we have belongs to God, and all we have is to be used to serve God and enjoy God.

What Is the Goal of Stewardship
Ministry in the Church?
The goal of stewardship ministry
in the church is to lead people into spiritual formation that allows them
to trust God, to serve God, and enjoy
God with all they are and all they
have.