Resolving to Be Different

1/5/2019

[caption id="attachment_6846" align="alignright" width="124"] Olanda Carr, Ministry Relations Officer[/caption] It’s that time again. In what seems like the ‘twinkling of an eye,’ another year has gone, a new year has begun. Memories of 2018 have quickly been replaced with aspirations...

February 2019 Stewardship Lectionary Preview

12/18/2018

Rarely do we think of February as Stewardship season – yet oddly, it is be ideal to encourage generosity. The three Sundays prior to the Transfiguration provide a glimpse of the transformation Christ desires for us all. Luke 5:1-11 (Feb....

This Month in Stewardship: January

12/13/2018

How did your year in stewardship conclude? Chances are, you haven’t had much of a break since Christmas to really consider it. The last half of December is usually among the busiest of the entire year, as church activities and...

God’s generous gift

12/11/2018

Above the main entrance to the University of Queensland in Australia, these words are engraved in stone: “Great is truth and mighty above all things.” That’s something you might guess would be on the door threshold of a University. [caption...

Yet, We Will Rejoice

12/10/2018

Editor’s note: Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley preached at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, Dec. 2. The church follows the narrative lectionary, and on this particular Sunday, it focused on Habakkuk, a book rarely discussed in church and...

This month in Stewardship: December

11/26/2018

For many congregations, pledge Sunday is in November, which means by now, you probably have a good idea of where you stand in terms of pledges. That means it’s time to do something a lot of people dread but is...

From generation to generation

11/19/2018

Blog by the Rev. Jon Reinink, Church Support Associate, Special Offerings, the Presbyterian Mission Agency The Presbyterian Giving Catalog can help teach children about generosity As Presbyterians, we are bound together. We are not bound together by culture, but rather...

January 2019 Stewardship Lectionary Preview

11/23/2018

January is often a month of recovery from the preceding seasons of Advent and Christmas and the calm before the upcoming seasons of Lent and Easter. Many churches find themselves with settled budgets for the new year and rarely bear...

Why Support Your Local Church?

11/13/2018

Editor's note: This piece was reprinted with permission from The Broadcaster, Westminster Presbyterian Church's newsletter. The church is located in Westminster, Colorado. Our thanks to the author for allowing us to repost it.  As our church heads into the fall...

Stewardship after disaster: Wallace Presbyterian Church

11/5/2018

Editor’s note: Rev. Dr. Phil Gladden is pastor of Wallace Presbyterian Church in Wallace, North Carolina. We checked in with “Dr. Phil” (as the locals know him) shortly after Hurricane Florence decimated parts of North Carolina. He shared with us...