Giving at Christ Church
We are pleased to introduce Bill and Mary Lunsford as the Chairs of the 2013 Annual Stewardship Campaign. As many of you know, Mary is a lifelong member of Christ Church and Bill has been a member since 1996. Their three children, Liza, Will and Charlie are 4th generation Christ Church kids. Mary’s grandparents were members in the early years of our Parish and her mother, Lyttleton Hollowell, fondly recalls attending Sunday School classes in the Quonset Hut shortly after the church was founded!
Christ Church is truly a home-away-from-home for the Lunsford family. They lived in Evanston, IL for five years, but brought their oldest two children back to Christ Church Charlotte to be baptized. Since returning to Charlotte in 2004, Bill and Mary have been very involved in church activities and held various leadership positions. Bill currently serves on the Stewardship Commission while Mary serves on the Pastoral Care Commission and is the ECW treasurer. Together they co-chaired Christ Church’s annual weekend at Kanuga a couple of years ago. Mary chaired the ECW Christmas Bazaar last year and has been a Sunday School teacher and Godly Play Storyteller. We are so fortunate to have their expertise, energy and enthusiasm focused on the Annual Stewardship Campaign this fall.
||Anne Carter Smith
|Bill and Mary Lunsford,
2013 Stewardship Chairs
2012 Senior Warden
Director of Stewardship
|The Reverend Chip Edens,
Stewardship is lived out in:
- Living and telling the Good News
- Sharing God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in an interdependent universe
- Wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships
- Sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion
- Providing for future generations, sharing in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission.
Both for the individual and for the community, stewardship is a joyful act for the sake of God's world (this definition comes from the Standing Rules of the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. The Episcopal Church is a founding member of this group and remains active in its continuing work).
Christian stewardship is the grateful and responsible use of God's gifts in the light of God's purpose as revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian stewards, empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves to conscious, purposeful decisions.
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