Stewardship: A four-part harmony

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Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, October 22 through November 12

This four-week experience will look at four familiar scripture passages in new ways as we reflect on how, as followers of Christ, we are called to care for ourselves, our stuff, one another, and the Earth.

Through a mixture of Lectio Divina and conversation, we’ll learn together and celebrate the ...

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Every Thursday in October: Stewardship Shorts

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Are you looking for a new resource to help reframe stewardship practices in your community of faith? Perhaps you’re ready to look at your ministry’s assets with fresh eyes but aren’t sure where to start. Or are you experiencing obstacles when it comes to forming faithful and joyful stewards?

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation is here to help. This October we will offer Stewardship ...

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Sharing light

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Every 4th of July, the town of Wisconsin Rapids has a big celebration with a parade and fireworks. People view the fireworks all along the riverbank, and Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church (WRMC) has a brat fry for the community (the church is located right on the river where the festivities take place).

This year, however, because of the pandemic, the city cancelled the celebration. ...

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Now what?

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For many weeks, Sunnyside Ministry has been providing canned food to a group of residents who are vulnerable so that they don’t have to leave their homes as often; volunteers pick up the food from Sunnyside and take it to the apartment building where the residents live. Last week I was able to be the “transporter”, and after I got done unloading the food, I thought to myself, “Now what?” It hit me how much I miss doing little things ...

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Four ways to help your church with stewardship right now

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Summer has arrived. Typically this means vacation time for many. In our communities of faith, committees often skip their July meetings, certain programming is suspended until the fall, and many alter their Sunday morning routines by combining services or having fewer Sunday School offerings.

But this has certainly not been a typical year, and won’t be a ...

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Now is the time

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Summer has arrived. Typically our communities of faith make changes to their schedules this time of year: some committees don’t meet in July, certain programming is suspended until the fall, and many alter their Sunday morning routines by combining services or having fewer Sunday School offerings.

But this has certainly not been a typical year, and won’t ...

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Stewardship in the midst: New Philadelphia helps families in need

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Back in April, people at New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, NC, were reaching out to Clyde Manning, pastoral assistant, wanting to know if any families within the church had specific needs that others could fill.

“There was a strong desire to help families,” Clyde shared.

Since there wasn’t an urgent need within the congregation, Clyde began to explore the needs of South ...

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Stewardship Spotlight: Recurring Stewardship

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Isaiah 43:19 begins with “See, I am doing a new thing!” It is safe to say we are all doing new things this year, whether it’s having groceries delivered, worshiping online, or teaching our children from home.

How has your stewardship changed during this pandemic? What new things are you doing to give of your time, talent, treasure, and testimony?

A few common statements I hear when I work with congregations on holistic stewardship are:

  • “Stewardship is what I give to my church.”
  • “We ...
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Stewardship Update: Strategies from MMFA & our ecumenical partners

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The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) is pleased to share the following list of stewardship strategies and tips for pastors and stewardship leaders. Over the past weeks we have spent time reading articles from our ecumenical partners and attending webinars, online meetings and conferences, as well as looking at what we know to be true for stewardship in the Moravian Church based on our twenty plus years of experience.

If you would like to speak with someone about how MMFA ...

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Stewardship in the midst

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Lately the phrase “in the midst” seems to be everywhere. In the midst of a pandemic. In the midst of a global crisis. In the midst of a time of extraordinary uncertainty.

As I write this, on April 23, knowing full well circumstances could change before I finish, we are in the midst of discerning when to ...

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