[Europe.justus] Fwd: 2011 Stewardship Narrative Series: Feasting On Gratitude

Pierre Whalon bishop at tec-europe.org
Fri Aug 12 09:00:39 GMT 2011

Dear All,

I think this may be useful to many of you...

Bishop Pierre

Début du message réexpédié :

> De : <ljohnston at episcopalchurch.org>
> Objet : 2011 Stewardship Narrative Series: Feasting On Gratitude
> Date : 12 août 2011 00:42:14 HAEC
> À : <ljohnston at episcopalchurch.org>
> Dear Friends,
> I’m pleased to introduce you to a six-week stewardship narrative series, titled Feasting on Gratitude at www.thestewardswell.org
> Designed to compliment and support a congregation’s annual giving campaign; each of the six contributing writers explores stewardship, giving, gratitude and generosity in connection with the Gospel lection for each Sunday during the month of October through  November 6, All Saints Sunday. 
> We recognize that economic uncertainty, fear and real scarcity pervades the many dimensions of our lives—at home, in our faith communities and in our global community.  Gratitude is not always the obvious choice. With so much uncertainty, many of our faith communities will face greater resistance in engaging in conversations about money, faith and the practice of intentional proportional giving.  These reflections serve as a counter voice, a way forward in navigating faithfulness in the midst of anxious times.  Our contributing writers offer Christian hope, a hope that is not dictated by the optimism or pessimism of the market, but is deeply rooted in God’s steadfast faithfulness.
> It is my hope that congregations will integrate this series into adult formation, small group study, or use it to simply spark ideas for preaching Matthew’s Gospel in the month of October, a time when most congregations are engaged in their annual giving campaigns.  I’m interested in your feedback as it is my hope that we can build upon this series in the future.
> To view the ‘Feasting on Gratitude’ series and to download the weekly reflections in English and Spanish go to www.thestewardswell.org
> To view the bulletin insert for August 28th announcing the series go tohttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/126259_ENG_HTM.htm
> A media release announcing the series will be forthcoming.
> Contributing writers for ‘Fasting on Gratitude’ include:
> The Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel, Bishop of the Dio­cese of Olympia
> Gary A Chubb, Member, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Diocese of Kansas
> Bowie Snodgrass, Church planter, Faith-House Manhattan & Transmissions, member of Congregation of St. Saviour at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Diocese of New York
> The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church and chaplain of Episcopal Campus Ministry at Syracuse University, Diocese of Central New York
> The Rev. Richard Aguilar, Priest-in-charge of St. Margaret’s and Francisco de Asis Episcopal Church, Diocese of Southeast Florida
> The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop of the Dio­cese of Maryland
> With much gratitude,
> Laurel
> _______________________________________
> The Rev. Laurel Johnston
> Program Officer for Stewardship
> The Episcopal Church Center Regional Office
> 840 Echo Park Avenue
> Los Angeles, CA 90026
> (212)716-6219

Bishop (Mgr) Pierre Whalon
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
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