Want to be an even better steward of those church potlucks and coffee hours where there’s way too much food? There’s an app for that. Now you can use your mobile device to help prevent waste and reduce hunger in your community. (Photo: Ginny, Creative Commons)
Ever wonder what might happen if your stewardship team or committee decided to ditch the annual pledge cards? Check out this short drama written by the Rev. E. Angela Emerson, Minister of Stewardship Development, The Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. (Photo: Richard Rutter, Creative Commons)
Third Sunday after Pentecost Year A Lectionary Reflection
June 22, 2014
Here’s the deal: this week’s lessons are not easy ones, but they contain tough words that we need to hear, ponder, and to which we must respond. Discipleship is not an easy lifestyle, but the rewards are everlasting and the promises are true. Speak the truth in love this week. (Photo: Jonny Hughes, Creative Commons)
Have you seen the new documentary film Fed Up? Check out the trailer here. You can also join the “Fed Up” Sugar Free for 10 Days Challenge and access plenty of facts and useful information.
Lectionary Reflection, 5th Sunday After Epiphany, Year A
February 9, 2014
What do the words of Jesus and the Prophet have to say to us about discipleship this week? Plenty! While the instructions are tough ones to hear and follow, we are not alone and we do not “fast” in vain. So, dear friends, let your lights shine and spread mercy, justice, and generosity liberally wherever you go. Read on for ideas with youth and children and for worship. (Photo: ralph repo, Creative Commons)
Budgeting for life’s irregular expenses is a real discipline and part of good personal financial stewardship. Click here for some timely tips from Joan Otto at Man Vs Debt. (Photo: taxcredits.net)
Read this compelling New York Times op-ed by Sam Polk about how he learned that loving money isn’t the answer. Polk left Wall Street and founded a non-profit organization called Groceryships that helps hungry families buy healthy food and learn how to change their eating habits in the process. (Photo: Andrew Magill, Creative Commons)
Mom and church leader Janet McMahon shares her story of learning to opt out of consumer culture and the surprising gifts that accompanied the lesson. Check out her story! (Photo: reduse.org, Creative Commons)
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” You’ve heard the dream speech, but now read King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech.
Resolved to be less materialistic in 2014? Check out this short video from The Center for a New American Dream. You’ll be glad you did! (Photo: 401(K)2013, Creative Commons)