The new year is only weeks away, so finalize your plans to encourage donations for a strong ending of 2023. The United Methodist Foundation of Greater New Jersey offers tips, resources and links. (Photo: Creative Commons)
RCL reflection for Proper 11 A.
July 23, 2023.
We all carry so many “identities” — in our families, our workplace and social lives. But who are we really? What’s at our core? We are Children of God. Timothy Siburg explores. (Image: Creative Commons)
RCL Reflection, Proper 9, Year A, July 9, 2023: In Jesus we have not only a life saver but also a life Savior, and this makes all the difference. Life Saver candies rescued Clarence Crane’s business. The salvation Jesus gives us is oh so sweeter! (Photo: Amanda Munoz, Creative Commons)
How often are the grants awarded? Grants are awarded twice a year. What are the deadlines to apply? Application deadlines are March 15 and September 15. Notification of grant awards will be made by May 15 and November 15. For how much may my organization apply? Grants will normally range from $1,000 to $8,000; in […]
With Mother’s Day next month and Father’s Day in June, May is the perfect time to thank God for our families. May’s free newsletter article explores the theme. Also, RCL-based “Snippets” for your Sunday bulletin.
RCL reflection, Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A. February 12, 2023
A theme runs through this week’s Scripture readings: God calls us to be stewards of our lives in ways that love God and our neighbors. Mary Simonson Clark explores. (Photo: John Taylor, Creative Commons)
Most churches say it every week, but what can the Apostle’s Creed teach us about stewardship? Plenty, as this classic essay reveals. (Photo: Ben Sutherland Rousalts, Creative Commons)
Medical science has confirmed the many benefits of stretching your body. It improves everything from flexibility to mood and stress. But the Mayo Clinic says its important to stretch properly. This resource, including its link to proper stretches, can get you going.
“It’s easy to quit smoking,” Mark Twain joked, adding, “I’ve done it lots of times.” And so have millions of Americans. The federal Centers for Disease Control has lots of resources to help — even counseling! (Photo: Trevor Coultart, Creative Commons)
We know that generosity is a key to biblical stewardship, but what does the Bible say about the opposite — being stingy? Quite a bit, actually. Biblereasons explores. Supplement your study with this article about the psychology of stinginess.