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PREACH ABOUT MONEY BEFORE YOU ASK FOR SOME

PREACH ABOUT MONEY BEFORE YOU ASK FOR SOME

Do not be timid about talking about money!  In fact, be bold!  The lectionary provides ample opportunity between now and “stewardship season” to talk about the role of money in our lives as a spiritual issue.  People will listen to your appeal for a financial commitment if you have laid “a firm foundation” for understanding giving as

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Honoring the Gift of Creation

Honoring the Gift of Creation

St. Barnabas Church in Norwich uses its Community Garden (located in front of the solar panels) to grow food for the Upper Valley Haven food shelf in White River Junction. On May 19th (Pentecost), we held an intergenerational work day to get the garden ready for the season. Parishioners and community neighbors showed up to

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NEED HELP WITH STEWARDSHIP?

NEED HELP WITH STEWARDSHIP?

It is time!  Tiime to begin thinking about the fall commitment campaign.  If you have not assembled your team yet there are several excellent traning opporunities coming up to help you get started. First, there is the TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) FLOURISHING IN FAITH conference in Salt Lake City July 12-13.  Too far

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Friends of Jesus – Easter Sermon 2013 at the Cathedral

Friends of Jesus – Easter Sermon 2013 at the Cathedral

Friends of Jesus I’m thinking this Easter morning about the friends of Jesus, those first followers, not just the twelve, but the larger company of folks who knew him and in some way, or another, shared in his life and ministry. To varying degrees these companions of Jesus lived and moved and had their being

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Annual Fund Donors 2011-2012

Annual Fund Donors 2011-2012 IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION FOR GENEROUS SUPPORT All Saints – S. Burlington    Brown, Dana & Vicki    Crofut, Don    Halverson, Robert    Hamilton, The Rev David    Huffman, Michael L. CFA    MacLean, The Rev. Peter & Margaret    McGowan, Sandra    Pierson, The Rev. Stewart    Pond, Barbara D.    Post, Beverly    Tillinghast, Robert    Udell, The Rev.

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Alleluia Fund Donors 2013

Alleluia Fund Donors 2013 IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION FOR GENEROUS SUPPORT All Saints – S. Burlington    Crofut, Don    Darling, Ed    Halverson, Bob    Hamilton, The Rev. David and Jane    Huffman, Mike and Meg    MacLean, The Rev. Peter and Margaret    Park, Audrey    Pierson, The Rev. Stewart and Julie    Post,

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Poverty Resources

Poverty Resources

Poverty: An Annotated Resource List Books: Brueggemann, Walter, Prayers for a Privileged People, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2008 Dinsmore, Julia, My Name Is Child of God…Not “Those People”: A First Person Look at Poverty, Augsburg-Fortress, 2007. This personal and provocative look at poverty in America is shaped around the author’s own engaging stories, song lyrics, and

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What’s stewin’ in stewardship?

What’s stewin’ in stewardship?

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

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Tom Brackett’s Ministry Expo  Available

Tom Brackett’s Ministry Expo Available

The presentations by the Rev. Tom Brackett at this year’s Ministry Expo are now available as audio recordings. Both plenary sessions and the workshop session held with Bishop Thomas Ely for clergy and other leaders are available here. Tom Brackett, Episcopal Church Officer for Church Planting and Ministry Redevelopment, offered us a broad sweep of

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