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This month in stewardship: September

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/14/2018

September is typically when many church stewardship committees gear up for pledge Sunday. By now, you should have a theme selected, your budget close to finalized and your committee should be meeting on a regular basis. Additionally, you should be...

September lectionary preview: the Book of James

by Presbyterian Foundation
7/25/2018

By Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett, Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, Nebraska The book of James is full of great material to reflect on stewardship, and it is conveniently placed in the lectionary this year during the month of September. While stewardship...

This month in Stewardship: August

by Robyn Davis Sekula
7/10/2018

In June’s column, we touched on selecting a theme and other activities that need to be completed ahead of the stewardship campaign for your church. This month, we’re expanding on one part of that post: capturing and telling stories of...

Bread of Life: A look at the Lectionary for August

by Presbyterian Foundation
7/5/2018

By Rev. Thia Reggio Editor’s note: Each month, we ask a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor to write about upcoming opportunities in the lectionary for discussing stewardship. For August 2018, Rev. Thia Reggio, Pastor of Astoria First in Astoria, New York,...

The gift of giving

by Maggie Harmon
7/9/2018

Editor's note: Maggie Harmon has joined the Presbyterian Foundation as our Ministry Relations Officer for the Southwest. Maggie works with churches and ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) located in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. Maggie’s experience includes...

This month in Stewardship: July

by Robyn Davis Sekula
6/24/2018

At this point in your church year, you’re a little bit more than halfway done. It’s time to think about church budget, and how much you might need in the coming year. Stewardship teams need to consider this because you...

Doing Well and Doing Good: Investing Responsibly

by Erin Dunigan
6/13/2018

Editor’s note: This story is one in a series about ways the Foundation is using its investments to work for greater change in the care and keeping of the earth we inhabit. Investments can do well – the Presbyterian Foundation...

“Good and Faithful” Stewardship

by Olanda Carr
6/5/2018

As a Ministry Relations Officer serving the east region, one of my favorite topics to speak on is the effective utilization of the narrative budget. I enjoy this subject mostly because a narrative budget is an excellent way to transform...

Gratitude, Grace, Generosity: Practicing Stewardship

by Presbyterian Foundation
6/3/2018

By Roy Howard Editor’s note: Each month, we ask a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor to write about upcoming opportunities in the lectionary for discussing stewardship. For July 2018, Rev. Roy Howard, Pastor of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda,...

The Sacrament of Gratitude

by Joe Small
4/4/2018

The sacraments have been referred to as “means of grace.” The term has fallen out of theological fashion because it is ambiguous and open to misunderstanding. Are Baptism and Eucharist instruments of grace? vehicles of grace? conveyors of grace? elicitors...