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Break free, defy gravity

Dear Friends,

During the month of September, we’ll be celebrating a churchwide stewardship program called “Defying Gravity.” We’ll examine the generous life—what it is and why it can be hard to experience. We’ll be studying the topic of generosity, including data from surveys, insights from experts, and conversations with generous people about their goals and habits.

We want to understand why generosity brings people joy and what forces work against it.

Many of us want to experience the significance of blessing others but feel trapped by past decisions and misled by a society that bombards us with messages of having more and having better.

The good news is that Jesus offers us a way to “defy gravity” and break free from the culture of more!

I invite you to come and hear what the Bible and others say about how to experience a generous life. There will be exercises and challenges during this series to help you consider your relationship with money, possessions, and giving. One of these is the Clean-Out Challenge.

Mark your calendar now for Saturday, September 30 as your “Clean-Out Day.” We want you to take pictures making donations to local agencies, dropping off clutter at the landfill, shredding unnecessary documents or however you participate in the Clean-Out Challenge!

You won’t want to miss a single Sunday of “Defying Gravity.”

In Christ,

Rev. Jason Morris

Senior Pastor, Creator of Joy and Fun