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Blessed to Be A Blessing: tools for stewardship campaigns now available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean

The Episcopal Church
Office of Public Affairs

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Office of Stewardship’s program called Blessed to Be A Blessing, which offers new tools to enhance stewardship campaigns and features prominent writers from throughout the Episcopal Church, is now available in Spanish, Chinese and Korean.

Blessed to Be A Blessing is a six-week series inviting reflection and discussion on stewardship principles and practices based on the Gospel readings from Mark for each Sunday from October 7 through November 11.

According to the Rev. Laurel Johnston, Program Officer for Stewardship, “Blessed to Be A Blessing is designed to complement 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.”

She added, “The series is ideal for those leading stewardship formation, and each week participants can download Blessed to Be A Blessing bulletin inserts as well as a pledge card with a proportional giving chart.”

Contributing to the Blessed to Be A Blessing series are:  the Rt. Rev. Catharine Waynick, Bishop of Diocese of Indianapolis; the Very Rev. Walter B.A Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Diocese of Hawaii; Lelanda Lee, member of St. Stephen’s in Longmont, Diocese of Colorado, and a member of Executive Council; Cindy Ruiz, member of St. Elizabeth’s in Fort Worth, TX, Diocese of Fort Worth; the Rev. Tim Schenck, rector, St. John the Evangelist Hingham, Diocese of Massachusetts; and the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, Bishop, of the Diocese of North Carolina.

Blessed to Be A Blessing materials are available free at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/blessed-be-blessing

“The month of October is when most congregations across the country embark on their annual giving campaign,” Johnston said. “The purpose of an annual giving campaign is not only to raise support for the life-giving ministries of the congregation, but to also help members of the faith community explore intentional and proportional giving as a spiritual practice that reflects gratitude for the blessings received.”

 

For more information contact Johnston.

 

Chinese

The Office of Stewardship’s program called Blessed to Be A Blessing, which offers new tools to enhance stewardship campaigns and features prominent writers from throughout the Episcopal Church, is now available in Chinese here:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/blessed-be-blessing

 

恩賜管理辦事處預備了「賜人祝福即為有福管家職責故事系列」,這新的工具是用以協助週年捐獻運動,內有聖公會各地的著名作家參與寫作。這系列已翻譯為中文,資料可在此找到:http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/blessed-be-blessing

 

 

Korean

The Office of Stewardship’s program called Blessed to Be A Blessing, which offers new tools to enhance stewardship campaigns and features prominent writers from throughout the Episcopal Church, is now available in Korean here:http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/blessed-be-blessing

 

청지기직 사무소에서는 연례 봉헌 서약을 위한 자료, "축복을 나누는 삶"을 마련하였습니다. 미국 성공회의 중요한 필진이 참여하여 집필한 이 자료는 한국어로 번역되어 있으며 다음 링크에서 다운로드할 수 있습니다:

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/blessed-be-blessing

 

Spanish

The series in Spanish is available here: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/es/page/bendecidos-para-ser-una-bendici%C3%B3n.

 

 

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