December 2nd, 10:45 a.m.
Generosity: “Doing What We Can, With What We Have, Where We Are”
In the pulpit: Rev. Susan Karlson
Music Director: Dr. Carolyn Clark
It has been over a month since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast and our shores with such tremendous force. As the months proceed, we are all subject to compassion fatigue. How do we remain generous and decide how to share our time, talent and treasure in a world that needs every one of us? Last year, I heard consultant to philanthropists, Kathy LeMay, speak about the deepest meaning of philanthropy. In her book, The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Talent and Treasure to Change the World, she shares her views and experience: philanthropists are “…you and me doing what we can, with what we have, where we are, to borrow President Theodore Roosevelt’s philosophy.” Generosity is a spiritual practice that puts our deepest values and most beloved vision into place—volunteering, giving, sharing, and giving back.