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Two presbyteries establish funds for Hurricane Michael relief

by Gregg Brekke
10/19/2018

In the aftermath of damage caused by Hurricane Michael, two funds have been established through the Presbyterian Foundation for donors to contribute toward presbytery-led relief efforts. The hurricane hit Florida’s panhandle on October 10 as a Category 4 storm and cut a broad swath of destruction as it moved across...

December lectionary preview: Advent

by Greg Allen-Pickett
10/18/2018

It is late November. You have made it through stewardship season. The pledge cards have come in. The budget is set for the following year. You breathe a sigh of relief and are grateful that you don’t have to talk about money or budgets for the next few months. And...

The Steward In Us All

by Lisa Longo
10/14/2018

The best definition I have heard of stewardship is: “Stewardship is everything I do after I say I believe.” — Douglas John Hall, theologian We spend all our time being stewards! Stewardship involves everything I do, say, eat – everything. And most of my faith questions and struggles have to...

Midwestern Ministry Context: A glimpse of the good life

by Greg Allen-Pickett

Editor's note: During October, we exploring the need for pastors in rural communities, with a focus on Nebraska. Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams contacted us recently to discuss the need for pastors, and we decided to take a deep look at the...

Caring for your soul while caring for the church

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Editor's note: Rev. Cindy Kohlmann is serving as co-moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA), along with Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri. She also serves as Resource Presbyter for both the Presbytery of Northern New England and the Presbytery of Boston. As you can imagine, her schedule is packed with important...

Coastal Carolina Presbytery recovers from Hurricane

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/12/2018

Church congregations throughout Coastal Carolina Presbytery are struggling to repair their own buildings and meet the many needs in their congregations and communities following Hurricane Florence. The devastation is widespread, said Rev. Dr. Nancy Gladden, who serves as Mission Coordinator for the East Community in Coastal Carolina Presbytery. Coastal Carolina...

Stewardship Kaleidoscope: summaries of sessions

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/5/2018

Last week, we served as a major sponsor at Stewardship Kaleidoscope. Our Ministry Relations Officers and other Foundation staff led sessions on a variety of topics, all related to stewardship, generosity and giving. We wrote stories about many of these sessions to help those who weren't able to attend get...

Michigan church makes the most of its gifts

by Eva Stimson
10/8/2018

OKEMOS, Mich. - In just a little more than a decade, the Presbyterian Church of Okemos, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan, has gone from being a congregation that rarely talked about money to a church where even younger members understand the power of pledges, bequests and endowments to multiply mission...

Giving Tuesday Resources

by Presbyterian Foundation
9/13/2018

Join us for a Giving Tuesday webinar set for Oct. 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. (EDT). Experts in social media, online giving and generosity will discuss how your church can participate in Giving Tuesday. Set for November 27 this year, giving Tuesday is an annual, global day of giving that follows...

God’s call to rural communities

by Polly Deppen-Williams
10/4/2018

Editor's note: During October, we are going to explore the need for pastors in rural communities, with a focus on Nebraska. Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams contacted us recently to discuss the need for pastors, and we decided to take a deep...