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WELCOME TO THE STEWARDSHIP TOOLKIT!
BROWSE OUR GROWING ONLINE LIBRARY of stewardship resources developed for and by congregational and community leaders of The United Church of Canada and other denominations: posters, brochures, bulletin inserts, articles, narrative budget guides, webinars & videos, Mission & Service handouts, samples from other congregations, annual giving program booklets, preaching resources ...
With thanks and blessings, Susan Graham Walker
Manager, Congregational Giving & Stewardship
NEW & RECENT ADDITIONS TO TOOLKIT
NEW! 2017 Financial Handbook for CongregationsThe new Financial Handbook for Congregations is ready and can be downloaded here »
NEW! CanadaHelps: What Every United Church Congregation Needs to Know - Did you know that your congregation already has an account with CanadaHelps? This short overview will help you learn more about what CanadaHelps can do to help you make giving to your congregation quicker and easier. - view / download pdf »
NEW! Mission & Service videoOur heart and soul is Mission & Service!
Enjoy the new Mission & Service video featuring
"Perfect Little Thing" by Karla Adolphe.
- Click here to open the video on The United Church of Canada's YouTube channel. (Video will open in a new window.)
- For a downloadable video and helpful tips, click here
- For a service based on "Perfect Little Thing," click here
NEW! Mission & Service Spiritual Practices
Spiritual practices have become a part of daily life. Pilgrimage is a spiritual practice of journeying. With that in mind we offer a spiritual practice where participants journey through six stations representing the six sections or program areas of Mission & Service (see Mission & Service at a Glance).
The Mission & Service Spiritual Practice invites inner reflection and an outer spiritual practice expression or action. The result will be a deepened encounter with Mission & Service.
Download the Spiritual Practices Workbook here »
- Download the Spiritual Practices Journal here »
Hurricane Matthew Update video
People have been asking: "With all the chaos in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, how are our donations getting there? Is the same area affected by the hurricane as the 2010 earthquake? What about Cuba?" David Armour of the Philanthropy Unit and Jim Hodgson, Program Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, answer these and other questions in this video.
- View the video on YouTube here »
STEWARDSHIP SECONDS - for Advent-Easter: November 27, 2016 - April 16, 2017 (Year A) - see here »
& Service have changed lives!
Attention Mission & Service Enthusiasts, UCW members, and all who are passionate about Mission & Service!
In early 2017, we are offering the first Global Pilgrimage. Twenty people from across the church will visit Kenya with our Mission & Service partner, the National Council of Churches in Kenya. See and hear the stories of how our gifts for Mission
The application deadline for the pilgrimage has passed, but more information will appear here as the pilgrims prepare to leave for Kenya.
- MISSION & SERVICE AT A GLANCE - Mission & Service at a Glance brings you the good news of God’s activity in the world made possible by Mission & Service.
Take Out Church - a kit to take with you on your travels! Contained within the kit is a Flat Jesus for you to print and colour. Take Flat Jesus with you, take a picture of where you go, and post it on the God’s Mission, Our Gifts Facebook page. There is a prayer to accompany your favourite multi-coloured candy, a beach ball gratitude activity and much more! As you journey, take the church with you!
[PDF: 2 pp/234 KB] view / download here »
Run or Walk for Mission & Service!
Are you a runner or a power walker? Would you like to raise awareness and funds for Mission & Service? Why not sign up for one of the many Scotiabank Marathons across the country and declare that you are running/walking for Mission & Service? Join those across the country who are already making a difference! More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Legacy Giving Guide updated!
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"Launching a Legacy Giving Program in Your Congregation," the 2016 revision of the legacy giving guide, is now available to view and/or download from the Toolkit.
MISSION & SERVICE PLACEMATS - You asked for them and now they're back! These 11" x 17" placemats say "Thank you, God. Amen" in many different languages.
Colour version - view / download here Black and white version - view / download here
WHY I GIVE - Marion Best, Past Moderator - Poster: full colour 8.5 x 11 for congregational use - view/download pdf » / See other Why I Give posters - here »
WHY I GIVE - Digital slideshows from many of the WHY I GIVE posters/ads from The Observer. Ready to use in worship interludes or as inspiration at meetings or learning events in your congregation - see here »
Three documents formatted as 8.5 x 11" pdfs for easy congregational distribution by website, emailing or printing:
WE HAVE PREPARED new Mission & Service themed worship services with sermons for your use through Easter and Pentecost seasons and beyond.
BEHIND THESE DOORS
What do you think? These ads were produced by The Observer and the Philanthropy Unit in collaboration with the Church in Mission Unit. Download as letter-size colour posters (pdf) ready-to-print. Feel free to download and share! Click the images to view/download.
More: ready-to-print black & white .docx files - fliers, bulletin inserts and raw text - here ».
Tell us what you think – email@example.com.
SUMMER SLUMP! PLAN AHEAD
MISSION & SERVICE: DID YOU KNOW... ? A series of 8.5 x 11" posters to support Mission & Service initiatives in the congregation - see here
MISSION & SERVICE ANNUAL GIVING PLAN new revised worksheet docx - view /download here » or "fillable" pdf (enter information on your computer rather than by hand) view/download here » - See other giving plan resources here »
LEGACY GIVING: Gifts of Proceeds of RRSPs RRIFs TFSAs - document update - view / download pdf » / See other Legacy Giving here »
- POSTER: GIVING A GIFT OF SECURITIES for ministry you care about... a great way to be generous - full colour 8.6 x 11 (October Observer) 2 MB - view / download pdf »
- See other Legacy Giving posters here »
FREE ACCESS TO EXCELLENT CONGREGATIONAL STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS is just a click away, including free downloads of Ecumenical Stewardship Centre programs:
- FOUND FAITHFUL: It is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy
- ABUNDANT JOY: Overflowing Generosity (2 Corinthians 8:1-7)
- SAINTS ALIVE!: Living Generously (1 Corinthians 16:1-4)
- MORE THAN ENOUGH: To do all kinds of good things for others (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)
- VIEW and/or download the materials here
- GIFTED WRITERS - Our team is always looking for gifted writers to work with us to develop learning and worship resources - sermon starters, offertory prayers etc. If this is you, or you can recommend someone - please connect with me. Susan Graham Walker - firstname.lastname@example.org.