Important words to hear!
"Vestries are worried about pledges and offerings, concerned that they may be less than last year. It is natural for us to be anxious, but anxiety and fear can paralyze the church, creating an atmosphere of stagnation and listlessness. In Paul’s second letter to Timothy he said, ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
-- Rt. Reverend Geralyn Wolf, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island
Bishop’s Convention Address, 2008
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