It is the time of year that congregations begin thinking about financial stewardship and how to best invite people into the generosity movement. The generosity movement is all about developing the spiritual gift of generosity in a way that changes the life of the giver and promote God’s work on reconciliation, justice, and mercy. So here are some things that may be helpful.
St. Andrew’s St. Johnsbury – A few people performed the skit “No more pledge cards!” during Sunday service. http://www.tens.org/blog/no-more-pledge-cards. The skit is designed to help people their practice of financial stewardship with their faith.
St. Paul’s Vergennes – Following a day long joint retreat of the Vestry and the Stewardship Committee, an engaging invitation to support the mission and ministries of St. Paul’s appeared on their web page. http://saintpaulsvergennes.org/2011_Stewardship_Report_and_Pledge_Appeal_for_2012.pdf
St. Peter’s Bennington – The Vestry committed three meetings to exploring their giving as a leadership body, sharing both the dollar amount each give and calculating their percentage giving. Work continues on a leadership statement that will be used to recruit new Vestry members.