The Rev. Jerry Keucher, author of Remember the Future, tells us, “We think that we spend our money on things that are important to us. But Jesus said, ‘Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ In other words, Jesus says that spending money on something makes it important to us. Put your money where you’d like your heart to be, and your heart will move there.”

Your relationship with God either already is important to you, or you’d like it to be more important to you. The Church of St. Barnabas is a place where you may express the importance of that relationship.

For many of us, our spiritual practice is to give a % of our gross income back to the church as a first-fruits offering to express our gratitude to God for the blessings of our life together. We ask that you too consider your gift as a percentage; whether 2%, 3%, 5%, or the full 10% tithe. That will make your gift to the Church a first-fruits offering that expresses your gratitude to God for God’s blessings in your own life, and makes it possible for God’s work in the world to take place in and through The Church of St. Barnabas.

Our stewardship campaign begins in September and concludes on Consecration Sunday the second Sunday of  Advent in December.


Jody Hansen and Rose Lawson

On behalf of the Vestry of St. Barnabas