A call for 2021 grant applications

Thanks to the generosity of donors, your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) is proud to offer grants from the following Moravian Field of Interest Funds and Designated Funds: Clothing Housing & Shelter Healing & Health Hunger & Thirst Prison Ministry Environmental Stewardship Application & Timing “We encourage US Moravian congregations, agencies, fellowships, and ministries…

Salemtowne contributes to MMFA

By Scott Carpenter As part of its mission, Salemtowne—a nonprofit, continuing care retirement community in Winston-Salem, North Carolina—contributes to a variety of nonprofit events each year. Some of the events that Salemtowne traditionally sponsors did not take place during the past year because of limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving Salemtowne with a rare…

Should we pass on the plate?

In his book A Better Offering, Rev. Donald Smith invites us to consider our long-held practice of passing an offering plate during worship. He writes: “In today’s modern world, I believe that passing an offering receptacle during worship is a practice that no longer represents the depth and breadth of the offering. It no longer…

Honor thy mother

On May 9 we celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a secular holiday, but the idea of honoring mothers (and fathers) did also make God’s top 10 list. So, it is appropriate to consider these three ways you can honor or remember your mother. Make a gift in her honor or memory. One of my favorite features…

Hindsight on 2020: MMFA’s Impact Statement

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” to borrow an opening phrase from Charles Dickens. Moravians met a challenging year with grace, creativity, generosity, and love. And the Moravian Ministries Foundation in America was honored to be part of it. Amid a pandemic, more of us invested together, established new…

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

Spring Cleaning, Stewardship Style

Spring has sprung so it’s time to wash the windows, get rid of winter clothing that hasn’t been worn in a while, and give the refrigerator a good scrubbing. What about in our communities of faith? What would it mean to “spring clean” our stewardship? How do we determine what needs a fresh coat of…

An incredible first Day of Giving

We are grateful for the many people who contributed to a remarkable first ever Moravian Day of Giving on February 16. Moravian agencies and churches received over 200 gifts on that day — 70 of which came from first-time users of MMFA’s Giving Portal. This exceeded our previous record for the most gifts processed on…

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A ladle or a spoon?

In their article, “16 Creative Ways to Think About Stewardship and Generosity,” the ReImagine Generosity team introduces the idea of “spoon vs. ladle thinking.” By this they mean looking at our lives and asking how much we are serving ourselves (spoon) and how much we are serving others (ladle). They write: “When we give up…

Moravian Ministries Foundation in America Steward Sparks 4th Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. EST

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…