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Philanthropy News from The United Church of Canada.
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Do You Have What You Need for M&S?

Great resources are at your fingertips. All necessary materials for launching a fall "Each One, Ask One" Mission and Service giving program have been mailed to pastoral charges. These include the 2014 "M&S at a Glance" and the annual M&S edition of Mandate magazine. If you need more there is free shipping on selected M&S materials until November 30. Find out more here. If we can help please email, or call 1-800-268-3781, ext 3050.

 


Strengthen Giving Webinars

Join Mission and Service Officer, Cheryl Curtis, and other M&S leaders to learn more about strengthening giving and supporting your Mission and Service Campaign efforts this fall. Find out more:

Sept. 24 or Oct. 1 - Strengthen M&S Giving
Oct. 2 - Ministers Talking About M&S Giving
 


 

Congregational Stewardship

Free access to excellent congregational stewardship programs are just a click away, including free downloads of Ecumenical Stewardship Centre programs:

  • FOUND FAITHFUL: It is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy
  • ABUNDANT JOY: Overflowing Generosity (2 Corinthians 8:1-7)
  • SAINTS ALIVE!: Living Generously (1 Corinthians 16:1-4)
  • MORE THAN ENOUGH: To do all kinds of good things for others (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)
     


What is Stewardship? Stewardship Is...

Need a primer on the meaning of stewardship? Our Stewardship Is… brochure introduces the Christian practice of whole life stewardship and congregational stewardship. It is available online and included with the SUMMER issue of the United Church Observer. You can also contact us if you need additional copies.
 


Whole Life Stewardship

Featured resource: Giving Together: A Stewardship Guide for Families, by Carol A. Wehrheim. This is a highly practical resource for families from a seasoned Christian educator. Biblically based, this program begins in the home and moves outward to the church and then the wider community. Available by contacting UCRD.


Got An Innovative Ministry Idea?

We are looking for exciting programs to fund through the United Church Foundation Seeds of Hope. Are you wanting to start a new project that:

  • Provides innovative seniors ministry
  • Focuses on children and youth
  • Addresses environmental and social justice issues
  • Looks at new ways to provide ministry and support during transition period.
  • Facilitates experiencing faith and spirituality
  • Promotes and recognizes excellence in scholarship, academics, and enlightening lectures.

 If so, you can find more information on the United Church Foundation website.


We Need Your Great Stories!

If you want to share your stories about "Why I Give" to M&S and the United Church, or tell how resources have helped increase stewardship in your congregation we would love to hear from you. Send us an email!

 

Your generosity enables the United Church to love, serve, and minister in the world. Make an online donation here or learn more about your options to support the work of the church. 
The Stewardship Toolkit offers resources developed for and by congregational and community leaders of The United Church of Canada and other denominations. 
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