St Paul's Anglican Church - Newmarket
A Vital Traditional Anglican Ministry Since 1834
- Sundays at 8:00am - Holy Eucharist
- 10:00am - Choral Eucharist
- Wednesdays at 10:00am - Holy Eucharist
- Celebrating 176 years of worship
Sharing is the chief joy of friendship. God gives generously to us so that we can enjoy giving generously in return. Stewardship is our spontaneous response to God's grace, affirming our communion with God and each other through concrete acts of generosity. From our experience of compassion, love, gratitude and concern, the desire to nourish what we value arises in us.
An important aspect of our membership in the Church is our financial support. Financial support is first of all regular, budgeted giving. This is the main support for St. Paul's and all that we attempt to do. Our budget is based on what members are willing to give. In addition, financial stewardship also involves us in the extraordinary needs and lofty dreams which arise from time to time in the life of the parish. Constructing the "Link" between the church and the parish house, for example, called forth great generosity from our members and friends. Special gifts make it possible for St. Paul's to realize long-term goals.
But besides money, we support the church with our time, our skills and our presence. Volunteering in various ways, from reading to teaching Sunday School to cleaning to singing in the choir to making crafts for the bazaar, are all forms of stewardship. Just showing up on Sunday morning is an indication of our stewardship, our willingness to share with others our love and dependence on God. Indeed, all the loving acts we perform at home, at work, and in the community are our gifts to God.