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And that is what we are

Revised Common Lectionary Reflection for All Saints Sunday Year A, November 1, 2020
Whatever style of worship or contextual situation wherein you find yourself, let’s make this Sunday one to remember our better angels, to give thanks for the faithful witness of so many people across time and space, and to focus on the radical and inclusive nature of God’s love for us. We need calm and healing in this crazy time. (Photo: Dilan Bozyel, Creative Commons)

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Study four Bible passages about generosity

Among the character traits that any good disciple should exhibit, generosity ranks pretty high. Not surprisingly, the Bible has a lot to say about the benefits of developing a heart that is inclined to share, to give and to love. Check out these four short devotionals on generosity, from biblelessonstuff.com. (Photo: Alvanman, Creative Commons)

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Ten ideas for your 2020 annual campaign

Wondering how to approach a stewardship campaign in the era of COVID-19? Ken Sloane of the United Methodist Church offers ideas that affirm the importance of the church’s ongoing mission while being sensitive to economic loss, attentive to people’s experiences and stories, and grateful for all gifts. (Photo: www.inkmedia.eu, Creative Commons)

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The ‘traditional’ and ’emerging’ paradigms of stewardship

What’s happening in congregational stewardship? Drawing on close to 20 years of observation with thousands of congregations, the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving identifies these different sets of values and practices as as traditional and emerging paradigms. From Luther Seminary. (Photo: Robert Couse-Baker, Creative Commons)

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