Four Corners Community Chapel
Cumberland, Rhode Island
                                                                                                                          
 
 
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."
1 Peter 4:10

WHAT IS STEWARDSHIP?

 

At Four Corners, we believe that stewardship is a matter of taking stock of what we have to make sure we are using our resources for good purposes.  While we acknowledge that our time and money are our own to do what we want with, as a church we also believe that everything comes from God and belongs to God.  Therefore, our time, money, and property are not possessions to be accumulated or stashed, but to be shared.  At Four Corners, we try to be good stewards in the following ways:

 

Providing a safe and hospitable space. 

Sure, significant portions of our money go to keeping the lights on and the roof up, because we want this to be a place where God’s people can worship and where people can discover community 7 days a week.

 

Covering the poor and needy.

If we aren’t working to shelter the homeless, to clothe the naked, and feed the hungry then we aren’t being the church of Jesus.  In short, we aren’t being who we say we are, because at one time we all are in need.  Through our Missions budget, and through a variety of local and national partnerships that we participate in directly, we hope to become more compassionate and understanding neighbors to the world.

 

Forming a better environment.

We try not to spend more than we need and to call attention through our worship and ministry to the needs of our planet and to our responsibility to do what is good for the common good not just of humanity but of all creation.

 

Nurturing one another in faith and love.

There is so much more to be given and received than just money!  While our financial giving allows us to hire staff, and goes a long way in helping us to maintain our buildings and programs, stewardship is about getting to discover those gifts that often lie hidden just beneath the surface of our lives.  Whenever we give of our time to comfort the bereaved or to teach the young or to greet at the door of the sanctuary on a Sunday morning, we find faith and love in one another.

 

WHEN AND HOW CAN I GIVE?

 

You can give financially to the church at any point during the year.  Each Sunday we receive an offering in worship.  Gifts can also be given by setting up a bill pay service with your bank or by requesting an electronic fund transfer (EFT), which can be established by contacting the church office.  To get involved with a particular mission or ministry at FCCC, just click on the following link for a listing of current ministry leaders and committee chairs: 2018 Ministry Groups.  You can also contact Reverend Pierce directly at david@fourcornerschapel.org.

 

 

WHAT IS PLEDGING AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

Every October we start the process of formulating a budget for the coming year.  To help us craft a budget that is both reasonable and responsible, we ask the church members and congregation to consider making a financial pledge to the church.  While we ask for all pledges to be turned in by December 31st, pledges to Four Corners Community Chapel can be made at any point during the year.  Click on the link for a copy of our current 2018 Pledge Card.  All financial information is kept strictly confidential and made available only to the Church Office Administrator and Treasurer.