On November 8, Pastor Karen Witt preached on Mark 12:38-44, which includes the story of “the widow’s offering,” also known as “the widow’s mite.” Jesus “sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.'” In both human history and current economic circumstances, most Americans give to their church “out of their abundance.” Karen’s sermon meditated on how a disciple of Christ can “put in everything she has” — not focusing on money but, rather, the disciple’s heart, mind, body and soul.