“Tithing”

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY – “Tithing”
Sermon V in the year-long series
Theological Words and Concepts that Make Unitarian Universalists Uncomfortable

When most people think of “tithing” they think it simply means giving 10% of everything you financially earn to their local church, mosque or synagogue…and that is indeed what some more traditional religious institutions request and require of their members. But the true meaning of tithing – a meaning that might be of use to Unitarian Universalists — is far more spiritual and expansive than that. Tithing is the “spiritual practice” of “giving back” out of one’s abundance, it is, as one author puts it, “a beginning discipline of giving and receiving…tithing is putting into action the principle of circulation.” Do be with us – on this Stewardship Sunday – as we reflect on the spiritual practiced of tithing back to your world.

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