Clarity in gift planning and investing

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It’s a new year and a new decade. It’s the perfect time to think about the future, your gift planning, and investing. In the secular world, we value research, analysts, advisors, and banks. We seek their assessments of the financial and political landscape and their insight on likely scenarios. To be clear, being informed is important.

Yet, it is a unique characteristic of Moravian heritage to also actively seek God’s will in making important decisions and plans. We no ...

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Three New Year’s Resolutions you can’t break

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At the beginning of a new year, thoughts often turn toward resolutions, fresh starts, and new commitments. Many of us vow year-after-year to lose weight, stop smoking, or change other behaviors. But discipline is hard.

Sadly, studies show most New Year’s resolutions are broken in about 21 days – only about one third of the time (66 days) it takes to establish a new pattern. And Lent is just around the corner too. So why not make a resolution you can ...

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Who’s getting your first fruits?

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You got paid on Monday. And now that it’s Sunday, there’s not much left to put in the offering plate at church. More of us think this way (and live this way) than will admit it. According to Dave Ramsey, 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. So who’s getting your first fruits?

If the banks that own your ...

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Who’s getting the first fruits?

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They got paid on Monday. And now that it’s Sunday, there’s not much left to put in the offering plate at church. More of your flock thinks this way (and lives this way) than we want to think. According to Dave Ramsey, 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. So who’s getting the first fruits?

If the banks that ...

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5 Ways to Best Use Your New Online Giving Tools

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On August 1 the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) launched the new Moravian Giving Portal. And, for the first time, many Moravian congregations (those who have any kind of relationship with MMFA) suddenly found themselves with the infrastructure to receive credit card donations online.

Some immediately recognized the opportunity and put it to good use. Bethania Moravian Church in Winston-Salem was among the first to embrace this opportunity and receive substantial, four-digit gifts online through the Portal. Ebenezer Moravian ...

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Giving from your heart is simple & smart

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Feel called to do something to alleviate hunger in your community? But you don’t have the time to research and monitor the agencies that deliver these services. Our new Field of Interest Fund might be perfect for you!

Your gift from the heart, along with gifts from others who share your passion, accumulate in a Moravian Field of Interest Fund. The Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) immediately provides you with your tax receipt and handles any acknowledgement communication on your ...

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Introducing the new Moravian Giving Portal!

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“We will support, according to our ability, the financial needs of the local congregation, the District, the Province, and the Unity. We will consider the support of the benevolent causes of the Moravian Church, both at home and abroad, as a privilege, an opportunity, and a responsibility.”

– Moravian Covenant for Christian Living

Your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America is working to promote charitable giving and make it easier to give above and beyond support for your local ...

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Extraordinary Legacy

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By Lydian Bernhardt

Morning Star, O cheering sight! Ere thou cam’st, how dark Earth’s night!

The opening lines of favorite Moravian hymn “Morning Star” thrill congregations every Christmas with their beauty and poignancy. But for Mary Jane Dewees of Winston-Salem, those familiar words may also provoke a thrill of familial pride. She is not only a member of Home Moravian Church who loves music, but is also the great-granddaughter of the hymn’s composer, Rev. Francis Florentine Hagen.

“When I hear that ...

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