NO ORDINARY TIME
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35
What is “No Ordinary Time?” Summer in the church is known as “Ordinary Time.” It is the season between the preparations for and celebrations of the great feasts of Easter and Christmas. For centuries “Ordinary Time” meant a return to life and work as usual. But the past two years have taught us that God calls us to more than life as usual, and that there is no “ordinary time.” That’s why this summer the Outreach Committee is encouraging you to consider how to live more fully and faithfully this season. By all means, get plenty of rest and renewal – and also make a difference in the world by tithing a portion of that rest— 10% of your vacation time and/or 10% of your vacation cost—to the building up of God’s realm. Share your blessings with and support for the greater community, and proclaim the coming of God’s beloved community where all time is extraordinary.
How to tithe your vacation?
- Volunteer 10% of your summer vacation hours and/or
- Donate 10% of what you spend on summer vacation
Think of your tithe as Gifts from God’s House!
Here are a few suggestions:
- Prepare or transport a MANNA meal.
- Volunteer at the Brookline Food Pantry.
- Volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank (or any other hunger relief organization).
- Support the B-SAFE summer program.
What causes inspire you? How are you tithing your vacation time? Share your stories with the All Saints community.
Share your photos: Send photos of you and your family engaged in No Ordinary Time activities. We’ll post them on our website and on social media. Upload photos here.
Donate: The outreach committee has committed to donating a minimum of $2,000 to MANNA, $2,000 to the Brookline Food Pantry, and $2,000 to St. Stephen’s Youth Programs from the outreach reserve fund for No Ordinary Time 2022. You can also add your tithe to these amounts by donating to All Saints and selecting No Ordinary Time in the fund selection. Or you can donate to any charity that inspires you.