Fall greetings from your Generosity Team! Once known in our church as the stewardship work area, we are a group of Vineville members from different Sunday School classes, different ages, and different years of membership. We have been quietly meeting throughout this year working primarily on plans for 2018. We are charged by the United Methodist Church to develop a comprehensive, year round focus on growing generous disciples of Jesus Christ. How do we do that? First, we have chosen to use the word Generosity in our name so as to better convey the full breadth of how we should be responding to God’s amazing grace and abundant blessings towards us. The obvious answer to how we respond to God is that we do so with gratitude in our hearts. Second, we want to present specific ways for us to consider, as a church and as individuals, as to how to express our gratitude to God. We seek your input as we develop a plan tailored to our congregation. The way we manage our money is certainly a part of it but it is only a part. Our hope and prayer is we are able to understand and grasp the true joy we can experience throughout the year by being tight with the Almighty. It is transformational actually. Be on the lookout for details of plans seeking to make us all generous disciples of Jesus Christ.