Adapted from a Moment for Stewardship delivered to the congregation in November 2017 by WPC member Megan Cable
By Megan Cable
I have been a member of Worthington Presbyterian Church since 1999, when I was confirmed as an eighth-grader. My family and I moved to Columbus from Cleveland when I was in second grade, and I remember my parents doing some church shopping for a while until we found our home here at Worthington Presbyterian Church.
As a child I participated in Sunday School and Choir Plus and Adventures in God’s World. When I started middle school, I joined our youth hand bell group, the youth choir and was very involved in our youth group. Youth group here at Worthington Presbyterian Church played a major role in my adolescence. The friends I made throughout those years are still some of my closest friends to this day. The mentorship I received from Dick Patton and Keenan Blanke throughout those years had a positive and lasting influence on me. Those youth leaders allowed us to find our faith in our own way and on our own time.
When I graduated from high school and left for college, I stopped attending church regularly as many of us millennials do. I would attend a service here and there throughout my time in undergrad and graduate school, but never quite saw the connection. When I moved back to Columbus in 2009, there was no doubt that I would be able to come back to Worthington Presbyterian Church, see familiar faces and feel at home.
For the past six years, I have volunteered my time with the youth as an adult advisor, both on Sunday afternoons and chaperoning three summer mission outreach trips. The programs we provide for our children and our youth are a vital part of our church’s future. These programs require donations, both monetary and time, from all of us. I truly feel it is the heart center of our church’s longevity. Please consider how your tithes can go to continuing these wonderful programs for our children and youth, and hopefully they, too, will become lifelong members of Worthington Presbyterian Church.