Mindfulness starts with being present, in this moment, aware of our surroundings, relationships, feelings and thoughts. Mindfulness also involves an acceptance of where we are, what we are, what we feel, and what we are thinking. Our capital campaign is about what we might do in the future, but it grows out of our gratitude for what God is doing among us now and envisions a future full of abundance.
Jesus taught a beautiful lesson about mindfulness:
‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. … And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? (Luke 12:22-26)
The abundant life that Jesus offers starts with this ancient call to mindfulness. Jesus teaches us that where we spend our time, what we worry about, and most powerfully, where we put our money, are all spiritual decisions. This is true as individuals and as a community. Mindfulness reminds us to live in gratitude for what we have, who we are, and who we love.
‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)
We are healthy, we are enough, and God is calling us to use our health and abundance as we live for our vision that all are welcome, all are fed, and all are loved. This spiritual health and abundance gave rise to our capital campaign and its six projects.
Our goal is 100% participation. We want every single person who feels that they are a part of this congregation to be a part of building our future. This is our way, as a congregation, of being fully present, in gratitude, for the gifts that God has given us and to use that mindfulness to put our treasure in heaven.
‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:34)
Yours in Christ,