Get Freed Up!

Did you know there are more scriptures in the Bible about money than faith and prayer combined? Jesus knew money could not only cause stress and harm relationships, but it could also separate us from God. Luckily it doesn’t have to! Your Moravian Ministries Foundation is excited to partner with a new faith-based money management…

“I was hungry and you fed me”

According to Feeding America, in 2020 at least 60 million people received food from food banks, food pantries, and other private charitable food programs. However, thanks to the overwhelming public and private response to hunger in the United States, in its recent Household Food Security in the United States in 2020 report, the USDA shared…

3 Keys for Stewardship Success

Join us virtually for our first stewardship webinar of 2022! It’s easy to relegate stewardship to a once-a-year financial focus. But as faithful and generous disciples, we know God wants much more for us as we steward all He has entrusted to us. This means our communities of faith MUST teach, preach, and celebrate stewardship…

Keeping Christmas well

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been a favorite of mine for years. I remember reading the book for the first time as a kid, and then having Scrooge come to life on screen when I saw George C. Scott play the role in the 1984 adaptation. Each December, I watch The Muppet Christmas Carol…

Giving Portal transaction fees are on us

The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America began paying the processing fees for online gifts made through the Moravian Giving Portal, on July 1, 2021. The Foundation itself never charged any kind of fee. But, the backend processor, Blackbaud Merchant Services, charges a financial, processing fee similar to others who perform this service. This fee was…

Christian Educators Unite!

In March I had the pleasure of participating in the Board of Cooperative Ministries’ virtual Leadership Focus conference. One of the sessions I attended was “Collaboratively Creating Virtual Faith Formation,” which shared how a group of Christian Education leaders worked together to create virtual Vacation Bible School and Sunday School content during the pandemic (and…

A call for 2022 grant applications

We are pleased to offer grants from a number of Field of Interest Funds. Application & Timing “We encourage North American Moravian congregations, agencies, fellowships, and ministries to apply for grants to support their important work,” said MMFA President & CEO Chris Spaugh. The first step in making an application is to schedule a consultation…

Steward Sparks

Join MMFA’s Laura Watson and a different Moravian pastor at 11:00 a.m. EST on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore what scripture tells us about both our identity and how we live as God’s stewards. Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and hopefully spark new ways of living…