Our Congregational Life
NO HANDS BUT YOURS ANNUAL APPEAL
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.” Malachi 3:10
Malachi 3:10 is the only place in Scripture where we read that God directly submits to be tested. “Bring a full tithe to the storehouse … and see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you.” Jesus reiterates this concept when instructing his disciples on how to live: “… for the measure you give will be the measure you get back” (Luke 6:38). This teaching is not given in a vacuum. Rather, it is presented as being an integral part of being a follower of Jesus.
We reflected upon these words during our 2020 Annual Appeal. Our campaign theme, “No Hands But Yours,” emphasized the importance that each of us is to give. Why is giving so important?
The answer is simply this: we are made in the image of God, whose very nature is to give. As such, to give is for us to imitate God. Thus, giving is a spiritual practice.
It is also important to remember that an annual pledge of financial support is not about fulfilling any need of Christ Church Cathedral, but about the direct needs of those whom we serve through our own spiritual practice of giving.
We officially concluded the Annual Appeal for 2020 on November 17, 2019. If you did not have an opportunity to give, please consider doing so now by contactung Kathy Noe.
There are No Hands But Yours to give to the ministries of Christ Church Cathedral.