First United Methodist Church St Pete
Sunday, December 08, 2013
What is required of a member?
As Disciples of Christ and members of the United Methodist Church, we pledge to support the church and its ministries through our ...
We pray because we need God’s guidance in order to be the church. When we pray for each other, our church, our community and our world we express our dependence on God do that we might in turn express the will and compassion of Christ.
Our presence is our visible witness to our faith. Our presence in church and in worship is where we find inspiration, guidance, hope, comfort, strength, and peace. We live out our witness in our community where we live, work, and play. Our presence should be an expression of our commitment to Christ in all aspects of our life.
We give of our gifts as a thankful response for all God has given us. This serves to remind us of our role as stewards over what God has entrusted to us. Systematic giving helps to establish and maintain ministries that are made possible only through the individual gifts of many.
To uphold the church through our service is to follow the example of Christ who came not to be served, but to serve. God had given us certain gifts and abilities and sharing these gifts is a means of sharing ourselves with love and gratitude for God and one another.