Stewardship 2021

“ In a real sense all life is inter-related.  All people are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”

– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You are: 

Strong. Flexible. Warm. 

 Durable. Soft. Silk and Flannel.

Woven together. Dyed and stitched.  

Beaded and sequined. Shimmering and shining.

So many different colors 

and all imprinted with the love of God. 

You are the fabric that makes up Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.

Minute for Stewardship Videos

Dear Maxwell Street Family,

I am writing this letter to you as the chair of Maxwell Street’s Stewardship Committee. The stewardship season is here, and it’s time for us to think about why we value our church’s work. I thought it would help to direct our thoughts into the areas that could help each of us decide how to support what God is doing through MSPC.

First, I think it is important to be reminded why we ask for your pledge to MSPC. Simply put, we ask so that we may continue to do God’s work, the work that the congregation feels is important for our community. That work takes many forms. Our ministries and missions are all part of what God is doing in our world. It takes people, facilities, supplies, etc. to do successfully the things we are passionate about. As you contemplate pledging to our work, please think about all that is needed to be able to continue to do God’s work in our community.

I also want to encourage you to think about why you, personally, should support the church. We all became a part of the Maxwell community for some reason, some calling we felt inside ourselves to join this church family. I ask you to revisit those reasons and think about what that church family connection has meant and means to you today. Can you imagine how your contribution will help others feel connected to the community you care about in this challenging time?

Lastly, I ask you to think about why we are a church, and not just a group of friends doing good deeds in the community. Why aren’t we a secular organization working in our community to make it better? We are a church: we believe in and want God in our lives. We know God gives us strength, and with that strength, we can do great things together.

Yes, this is a tough time. Tougher for some than others, but as a family, a family that believes that God can help us through, we cannot just survive, but we can thrive in this time. I believe the MSPC family can find ways to continue the work we are committed to doing. It may look different this year, but I believe it can happen. Let’s all imagine how we will contribute to MSPC in 2021 to help us continue to do God’s work.

Thank you all for spending some time thinking about these things that mean so much to me and your whole church family.

~  Sheila Kalas