This Fall, Providence will explore Stewardship in its broadest sense, the essence of which is beautifully captured in this quote: “Christian stewardship is the practice of the Christian religion. It is neither a department of life nor a sphere of activity. It is the Christian conception of life as a whole, manifested in attitudes and actions.” W.H. Greever (1937). Our theme during this exploration of stewardship will be “This Is Our Story” — borrowed from the old hymn Blessed Assurance. We will be celebrating and remembering the long, rich history of Providence and imagining and looking forward to our future. We will be naming and claiming God’s active presence in our midst, both in the past and now.
During this time current members, former members, former pastors and friends of Providence are invited to share their stories about the church — any memories or experiences that have been meaningful to you. All stories are welcome, especially those about times during which you experienced the blessings of this community of God.
We also are inviting everyone to dream and imagine the possibilities for Providence’s future. What do you envision happening in the next chapter of the Providence story? Where do you see God acting in our midst and calling us to grow?
Please write your stories and email them to Pastor Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to her at the church’s address, P.O. Box 13, Gum Spring VA 23065. Pictures are welcome, too!