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Where Your Heart Is…

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Peace & Global Witness: Hagar’s Community Church

Separated from the world, but not separated from God’s love The Washington Correctional Center for Women is both the largest and the only maximum and medium security prison for women in the state. It’s surrounded by barbed wire, and you have to go through five locked gates to get to the main population. But while… Read more »

Generosity Begets Generosity

By Chris Roseland There’s a millpond in the neighborhood where my family and I live. It has a couple of fountains in the middle of it that shoot water at least 10 feet in the air. Usually when the spring rains come, the water flows in and flows out. It’s beautiful. People, young and old,… Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Peace in the Midst of War

“In a war zone, everyone is a target.” During this Season of Peace, we are reminded that peacemaking is active not passive, doing not waiting. Jaff Bamenjo (BA-MEN-JO), the coordinator of the Network for the Fight Against Hunger in Cameroon (RELUFA) and an International Peacemaker, has a very clear understanding of why this is important…. Read more »

Peace & Global Witness: Building God’s Household of Peace

The peace of Christ be with you Congregations of many denominations extend the peace of Christ with a blessing during their service. “The peace of Christ be with you (and also with you).” It is a blessing offered and a blessing returned in kind. The peace of Christ is part of what our faith offers… Read more »

Make an Adi Game to Play with Jerry Can

Jerry Can has a number of fun activities he wants to share with children around the country to help them learn about the importance of caring for one another. Follow the below instructions to make your very own Adi game, remembering how important it is sow seeds, placing things of concern in God’s hands. And… Read more »

Not Just Any Normal Sunday

By William McConnell It was always an exciting Sunday. Not just any Sunday. Not just the normal Sunday when you get ready for church, attend Sunday School with your friends, sit with Grandmother McConnell on the third pew from the front on the right side of the sanctuary (and dare not misbehave), sing the hymns,… Read more »

Talking About Stewardship with Your Session

By Rosemary C. Mitchell Talking about stewardship is what I do and from time to time I have a stewardship conversation with new pastors. There have been a number of times when new pastors have expressed their frustration that they are not allowed to know what members give or pledge. Either the Session or the… Read more »

Creating a Windsock with Jerry Can

Did you know tornado winds can be as high as 600 mph? The U.S. has the most tornadoes, and they have struck every state. “Tornado Alley” is a name meteorologists have given to the area from south Nebraska through central Texas. It’s a part of our country where tornadoes occur every year. Let our Jerry… Read more »

“Where your heart is…”

Welcome to our new stewardship blog, “Where your heart is….” You may find yourself reflecting on this familiar verse from Matthew, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” whenever the offering plate is passed down your pew. As you drop your envelope, bills, or coins into the plate, you are entrusting… Read more »

Creating a Jerry Can Door Hanger for Your Neighbors

Jerry Can has a number of fun activities he wants to share with children around the country to help them learn about the importance of loving our neighbor. Follow the below instructions to learn how to make a door hanger you can share with your neighbors, and check out the Presbyterian Giving Catalog’s Jerry Can… Read more »