Generosity of Spirit
Generosity of spirit is the openness and willingness to share our own ‘gifts’ freely with others, joyously and willingly and without expectation of receiving anything in return. Generosity of spirit is created through respect and compassion for others; it involves experiencing and celebrating that which is important to another person.
When we share in this way, we generate abundance and increase prosperity for all. This helps us...
- make a difference and transform situations;
- generate creative and innovative solutions;
- lead by example;
- strengthen our acceptance of responsibility and that of others;
- share our wisdom and knowledge for everyone’s benefit;
- explore and build connecting threads where there were none before;
- ...and foster peace and harmony.
And we can celebrate all that becomes possible as a result!
Paradoxically, while being generous in spirit means not expecting anything in return, it yields more to us than we could ever imagine. What we have given will come back to us in ways we may never have expected.
What have you given away freely? When have you felt able to be generous of spirit, expecting nothing in return? What has come back to you as a result?
Adapted from a Gayle Hardie article on GlobaLeadershipFoundation.com
Finances last Month
2020 Budgeted giving - $31,250
Giving received as at 29 January ≈ $25,713
Building Loan as at 29 January - $559,213
General Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100008307
Building Donations: BSB 704-922 Acc 100013582
“Every good & perfect gift is from above…” James 1:17
We would love you to join us for a coffee morning on Friday, 19 February from 10am-12noon on the outside deck at the church.
This is an opportunity to get to know each other a little better and just have a general chat over a cuppa.
Hope to see you there!
Psalm 25:4 Show me your ways O Lord, teach me your paths
Church Weekend Away
Our Church Weekend Away is booked at the Baptist Camping Centre on the beach at Busselton for the weekend of 5-7 March 2021.
- Our guest speaker for the weekend is Peter Christofides, Pastor at Mt Pleasant Baptist's Coolbellup campus.
- Scripture Union will be running the kids activities for the weekend.
- And yes, there will be an icecream van on Saturday afternoon again!
Accommodation is available in the form of dormitories onsite, tenting or caravanning nearby, or local hotels/holiday units/B&Bs.
Invitations were emailed out in January, but if you missed yours then please click here to register.
This will be a relaxing weekend away for all ages & stages, and we'd love to have you there with us!
Speak to Deanne or contact the office on 9295 6789 for more info.
Derby Baptist Church in the West Kimberley is looking for someone interested in joining their ministry team as a property caretaker, someone who is self funded and looking for a sea change to come and join them on their 5 acre property.
The position is for an able bodied person who would be able to help maintain the Derby Baptist Church Ministry and Training Centre grounds and buildings and assist with small maintenance jobs.
Accommodation would be provided in the way of a two bedroom self contained air-conditioned house situated on the property.
For further information please contact Pastor Paul White on 0419952464 or email email@example.com
Continue to pray for our world as it struggles with the burden of Covid19.
Pray for our church leaders as ministries start up again, for God's kingdom to grow in our local community through His Parky church family. Give thanks for their faithful commitment to His purpose.
Pray for our children as schools resume for the year. Give thanks for the teachers and workers at the schools who work so hard in educating them and feeding into their lives on so many levels.
Pray for our Parky Annual General Meeting, as our leaders and members make decisions on finance and direction for the church in 2021.
Pray for those attending the coffee morning, for a sense of fellowship and friendship as they catch up.
Continue to pray for preparations for our Church Weekend Away, that this will be an opportunity for both young and old, new and established, to take time out, relax and get to know each other a little better.
Continue to pray for the Parky Care Team, giving thanks for the difference they are making in the lives of those they have contact with from our community.
Continue to pray for God's prompting on our church family, for people to step up and fill gaps in our volunteer ranks.
Continue to pray for provision to meet our financial needs this year. Pray for continued wisdom in our financial management and generosity in spirit as a church.
Continue to pray for those who are grieving, unwell or recovering from injury.
Continue to pray for the missionaries we support as a church, for God’s protection & blessing over them as they bless those around them.