Is it time to evaluate if the Christmas giving project you’ve ALWAYS done, is, well, just? Find a Q&A and 3 principles to help you create more just Christmas giving opportunities.
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Join with God's people in remembering World Hunger Sunday on November 1. Resources available, including a Worship service!
If our ministry plans and budgets tell a story, I wonder what story our community hears and sees through us. Watch a recap of the Webinar: Reimagining Church Budgets to Reflect Kingdom Values.
How has COVID-19 impacted the way we budget, serve, and give? As stewards, how do we generously use our gifts to impact God's world?
As we wonder about schools and their reopening plans, are congregations involved in crafting creative community solutions and ideas to make education for all students a fair and equitable priority?
On August 16, 2020 we invite all congregations to participate in CRCNA Day of Justice as part of communal praying and crying out to God together.
The church finds itself in the midst of transition. Instead of offering "charity" to our communities, what about "investment" with our communities.
Join representatives from World Renew, Volunteers in Action (Denver), and Lifeline Community Development Corporation (Merced, CA) as we discuss what we are learning and how we can support one another.
What are you doing to check-in on your church and community members? Here are some resources, and we would love to hear your stories.
Thanks Erin. I think that challenging ourselves and churches to think more about what truly changes communities and lives gives the impression that the church is in solidarity with those facing...
Yes Mark, thanks for that response. Gift cards are so much more empowering. The store when run by people from the community, became a community-led effort and community-focused, not church-led and...
Thanks John! So good to see your name. I'm planning on hosting a series of conversations/webinars starting early December about different "diaconal" topics including ways churches give/serve with...
Share away!! I think it could be a great conversation starter for Sunday Schools, Churches, Schools - helping us to think about how and why we give. And I'm always available to bounce ideas off of...
Thank you for your important reflection! Working alongside you as we "wonder what kind of future world we envision"!posted on: A Reflection: Is This OK?
Thank you Carol. I've been trying to practice the circle of Lamenting, Listening, Learning, Living. Listening along with you. Let's keep at it together!!posted on: When Helping Hurts and Listening Helps
Jay - thanks for sharing that. I LOVE that they honored and celebrated their neighbors and neighborhood like that. Truly WITH their community.posted on: Reordering Life Together
What a thoughtful idea Bill. I've seen thank you signs on lawns, thank you parades, or some people are writing thank you notes or providing a gift card thank you. I wonder if even just asking them...
Here is a helpful response from Monika Grasley, Executive Director of Lifeline CRC, based in Merced, California, and World Renew board member and delegate for Classis Central California:
...posted on: Community During COVID-19
Hi Jeannie -
Thanks Ron for your responses. I agree with what you wrote.
Jeannie - feel free to reach out if you have questions or want some guidance on how to respond. I have been...