Steward Sparks

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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 generously together in Christ.

January

We’re excited that the Rev. Melissa Johnson, pastor of Advent Moravian Church in Bethlehem, PA, will co-lead January’s session; we will be ...

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Three ways to develop financial stewardship in 2021

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Right now, many in our country are facing financial struggles. Unfortunately, we avoid the topic of money, especially in our communities of faith. Yet the Bible helps us see how what we do with money impacts our faith, and how our faith must impact what we do with money.

So, what if our churches were equipped to help people have honest conversations about money and to live in a financially responsible and empowered way?

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation is pleased to partner ...

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Forming faithful stewards, together

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“For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” Ephesians 2:10

Stewardship is about much more than money, and it’s more than what we do through our church. It’s a way of life; it’s our identity. God created us to be stewards, to care for all God has entrusted to us; as God’s stewards we use our lives to reflect God’s love and generosity in ...

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Stewardship: A four-part harmony

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Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm, October 22 through November 19

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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