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One for all, all for one

RCL Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 29, 2022.
Jesus calls the church, as diverse as we Christians are, to be one. That’s quite a challenge in today’s highly polarized world, but what might happen if we take the mission seriously? Focusing on deep relationship and what we have in common through Jesus would be one way to start.

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What does ‘God loves a cheerful giver’ mean?

Stewardship campaigns love to quote Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:7, that “God loves a cheerful giver.” You see it on stickers and posters and refrigerator magnets. It may sound cheesy on the surface, but the phrase has some profound implications for Christian stewards. From Biblestudytools.com.

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June ‘Toolkit’ focuses on avoiding summer slump

Summer doesn’t have to be a time for low giving. June’s free Stewardship Toolkit suggests ways to encourage your congregants to stay on-schedule with their offerings. Also, weekly RCL-based bulletin snippets. (Photo: Dylan Foley, Creative Commons)

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Assembling your church’s stewardship team

Your annual fall campaign may seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it! Time to assemble or strengthen that stewardship team. The late Terry Parsons of the Episcopal Church has some timeless advice. (Photo (c) Robert Kneschke, Fotolia.com)

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