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Leominster United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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10 Bricketts Mill Road w Suite 5 w PO Box 370 w Hampstead NH 03841-0370

Phone:               (603) 329-4444         (603) 329-4444 w               (800) 595-4347         (800) 595-4347 w  Fax: (866) 231-5921

Email: info@umfne.org

 

Faith & Money

 Managing Current Resources

  

Local Congregations receive over $3,000,000
In 2007; New England United Methodist congregations reported receiving significant gifts through endowments, bequests and memorials.  As wise stewards, is your congregation ready to manage a bequest?  Contact your United Methodist Foundation to learn more about managing and encouraging bequests and planned financial gifts. 

 Bequests, Endowment and Memorial Gifts by District

                     RISEM                      $710,478

                    Central MA                 474,779

                     MidMaine                   562,250   

                    Central MA                474,779

                    Northern ME             459,648 

                    New Hampshire       431,600

                    MET/Hope                 408,377 

                    CTWMA                      384,851 

                    TriState                      260,573    

                                                       * Source: NEAC 2008 Statistics                     

 Connecting Giving to Ministry   
Why are United Methodist's Connectional?  Click HERE for an UMCOM online mini-course titled “Turning Connectional Living into Connectional Giving.” 

Connecting Giving to Living

  • Click Doing Well in Tight Times  for an article about stewardship strategies including innovate, barter, cooperate, collaborate and organize.
  • Mike Piazza of Hope for Peace and Justice offers a six-step "Formula for Recovery" providing suggestions on facing the current economic times.

  

Twelve Specific Things Church Leaders Can Do Now to Increase Giving
By Lovett H. Weems, Jr.   (Leading edges April 15, 2009)

  1.  Immediately make sure your personal giving is what it should be.

  2.  Immediately say "thank you" and find ways to do so regularly all year.

  3.  Tell people regularly what was accomplished through their giving.

  4.  Immediately do something concrete to assist those in economic distress.

  5.  Ask lay professionals to conduct budgeting and personal finance training.

  6.  Focus on worship attendance as participation increases giving.

  7.  Teach stewardship to parents to help them teach their children to give.

  8.  Promote a new "first fruits" opportunity encouraging regular giving.

  9.  Take small steps toward discussing how we think about money and giving.

10.  Promote alternative visions of the good life to counter media consumerism.

11.  Move from a "pay the bills" church to a "live the vision" church.

12.  Stay positive in everything related to money.

 

 

QUOTES (cut and paste for Year Round Stewardship)

 

“It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.”  George Lorimer

“Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and

I'll tell you what they are.”  James W. Frick

 

“If you want to see what God thinks of money, just look at all the people He gave

it to.”  Dorothy Parke

“Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and

others do just the same with their time.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Money will come when you are doing the right thing.”  Mike Phillips

Source:  www.thinkexist.com

 

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?  Dick Garland ponders the age old question we need to remember to consider in any economic time. 
 

 

 

 Your Stewardship Resource Center

United Methodist Foundation of New England

 Gary@umfne.org                  1-800-595-4347x103         1-800-595-4347x103

Bonnie@umfne.org                  1-800-595-4347x106         1-800-595-4347x106

Making stewardship a way of life!

 

 

One who is gracious to an unfortunate man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed. Proverbs 19:17