For the children in our congregation, we want them to understand what stewardship is all about: they have been given gifts from God in the form of time, talent and treasures.
Also, they are learning that with each of these gifts they need to
- thank God for what they have been given,
- use each gift wisely
- and to share the gifts with others.
The first two weeks we talked about time and talent. This week we talked about our treasures.
The kids were each given a $5 bill. They were so excited! With that money, they were asked to thank God for their treasure, use it wisely and to share it with others.
The lightbulb went off in my head. Our plan for Sunday afternoon was to go to Indulge Ice Cream in Cambridge for their Waffle Stacks Grand Opening. They were offering a special — Buy one waffle stack and get one waffle stack free…if…you brought in a food donation for the Cambridge Shelter.
After church we headed to the grocery store where we picked out some items that the shelter needed — cereal, coffee and sugar.
The girls used their treasures to pay for some of the food. BigDaddy and I bought the coffee and sugar. I’m always happy to give people coffee!!
They were very proud to bring a big box of food to help the people at the shelter.
And if you’ve never been to Indulge Ice Cream, you have to! It’s in a train caboose!!