Dear Grace VV Family,
This Sunday will begin Grace Church Van Vorst’s Season of Gratitude, also known as “Stewardship Season.” Over the next three weeks you’ll hear and read stories from members of Grace Church about their own practice of Stewardship and you’ll be asked to attend one of several Stewardship House Meetings. Finally, you’ll be asked to prayerfully consider either making a pledge if you haven’t or increasing your pledge if you can to Grace Church VV by Sunday, October 30th when we’ll celebrate All Saints Day.
All Saints Day is a good time to think about the generations of people who kept Grace Church Van Vorst’s beautiful red doors open before us. If you are a member of Grace Church, you are their living, Christian legacy. And when you make a pledge you join them in “holding the door” for the people who will come to Grace Church Van Vorst after us.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful excerpt below from Bishop Beckwith’s most recent blog post about stewardship. You can read the message in its entirety and follow Bishop Beckwith at