As Pastor of the Belfast United Methodist Church in Belfast, ME, Rev. Jinwoo Chun was looking for a way to remind his congregation that their giving in worship was an offering to God, so much more than a way for the church to pay it's bills. He wrote the following response which his congregation uses each Sunday at the time for receiving the offering.
God wants our love
more than God wants our offerings;
God cares about our hearts
not the amounts of our offerings. (Hosea 6:6).
As we count all the blessings God has already given to us,
we cheerfully give our offerings to God, the Provider,
with grateful hearts. Amen! (2 Corinthians 9:7).
[I often invite the congregation to count God's blessings during this time.]
Rev. Jinwoo Chun, Pastor
Belfast United Methodist Church
© Jinwoo Chun. Used by permission.