Cultivating a Culture of Service
“Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!”
– William Arthur Ward
At the Fellowship
We are generous and we encourage each other to live open heartedly. It is our intention to create an environment that empowers each of us to see our gifts and express them in service to others. We serve to connect with others, to give of ourselves, to serve causes we believe in, and to meet the needs we see around us.
This year, we have heard the stories of members who have shared their time and talents. We have learned that we serve our faith community in many ways. We show up for events and lend a hand with dishes and digging in the flower gardens. We make a meal and offer a ride for a neighbor in need. Many regularly work with groups that support our ministries through education, music, pastoral care and social justice action. Others work behind the scenes supporting the health of our organization and facilities. The hours of effort are many.
In Our Community
We also cultivate a culture of service that extends beyond the Fellowship. We know that many of us give to community groups such as Community Food Share, Boulder County Aids Project and Sister Carmen. We are also generous with our love and support of family and friends. Many of us choose professions of service like nursing and teaching. The hours of effort are many.
Last fall, 91 people filled out a survey about service.
Of those surveyed….
75% gave over 600 hrs./mo. of service to the Fellowship,
65% gave over 800 hrs./mo. of service to community organizations, 47% serve both the Fellowship and community organizations.
Service is an invitation to be engaged with the creation of a more just and compassionate world and the ability to serve changes during the different seasons of our lives. We invite our youth to nurture a lifelong habit of service. We invite adults to model service through action. We honor and celebrate the many contributions of service from our elders.
You are invited to share your gifts and change our world. Stop by the Service Station after services on the first and third Sundays of the month. Or pick up a “Ways to Get Involved” Handout at the Welcome Table or view online at our website.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
– Rabindranath Tagore
The Membership Engagement Council and Leadership Development Committee are committed to engaging our congregation through service at the Fellowship and beyond.