People go to church and give money. We decided to do just the opposite. We gave money to you to give away and to tell about it. To LOVE FORWARD. Everyone received an envelope. The envelopes contained cash. The cash was to give away. To LOVE FORWARD. You chose how.
Once you’ve given God’s money away, tell your story.
Below there’s a box for your story. Type your experience. Click the Submit button. You have given LOVE FORWARD.
YOUR STORY IS YOUR GIFT.
Your story is worth more than the money. Your story is your witness to God’s love for you, and not you alone. So witness.
How is God using you?
How were you moved by the opportunity?
How did you connect?
Who did you connect to?
Were you scared?
How do you feel now?
Where is your heart?
Your name and contact information are not required. We want to continue the conversation. So, if you feel comfortable sharing, please do. Then, we can keep you posted. We plan to talk more about how we can continue to grow God's mission of Love, together.
Stories will be shared online and via eNewsletters within our community. We will share stories without names, unless you add your name at the end of your story in the story box.
Tell the story. LOVE FORWARD.
Please share your story with us. Your name and contact information is not required, but perhaps we can look back together down the road and talk more about how we can continue to grow God's mission of Love, together.
What is LOVE FORWARD?
LOVE FORWARD is a project to increase the love in our community by sharing the gifts we have. The Spirit of God is inspiring us to LOVE FORWARD even if it is unconventional, risky, and crazy. Giving is always an act of faith.
The LOVE FORWARD project started at a lunch meeting when someone said: “What if we just gave money away? What would it do to the parish? What would it do to the people who got to give money away? What would it do for the community? How powerful would it be?” And, here we are.
Speaking of LOVE FORWARD, this project could not have happened without the inspiration and the gifts of Mike Orr, Director of Communication for The Episcopal Church in Colorado. The gift of his story and his desire to LOVE FORWARD inspired this project. And he did some hard work, too.
The Outreach Development Ministries of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church took this idea and blew it wide open. We LOVE FORWARD because they want to know and share God’s love.