The New Northeast

tracking the Spirit in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine

Stewardship

Fall Back with Hospitality

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant Like all good things, the gift of “an extra hour” raises a fundamental question of stewardship: How will we spend it? Many of us, of course, will take advantage of some extra sleep, or maybe indulge in staying up late on Saturday night. Inevitably, and no matter how…

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Stewardship Conference Comes to Maine!

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull In May, TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship) held its annual conference in Camp Allen, Texas. The conference included an opening worship service, with a sermon by Bishop Andy Doyle, Diocese of Texas; keynote addresses by The Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral; and a host of…

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One week: five offerings

Learn about the struggles of daily life in people in Gaza… Navigate the intricacies of filling out the Parochial Report… Join a spirited conversation covering strategic thinking in Maine churches… Share your stories (or learn more) about Godly Play… Between Thursday, February 5, and Thursday, February 12, the Diocese of Maine will offer five events…

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Introducing Planned Giving on Demand

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant The Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has just released Planned Giving on Demand, a new resource to support congregations in their planned giving ministry. Whether you have a well-established legacy stewardship program or are just beginning to think about how legacy stewardship might benefit your congregation, Planned Giving on…

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Mainestewards heats up for fall

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant With temperatures cooling down and the program year heating up, mainestewards is back with a variety of resources and ideas for clergy and lay leaders! Check out the fall line-up of webinars offered (free!) by the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF)—there are a number of new titles offered for…

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Sharing stewardship successes

by Lisa Meeder Turnbull Diocesan Stewardship Consultant The Diocesan Stewardship Initiative has now been underway for nearly a year, offering consultation and resources in all aspects of stewardship: time and talent, love and compassion, effort and dedication, and funds. It is exciting to see the many creative ways that congregations inspire and celebrate offerings of…

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Stewardship Double-Header at St. John’s, Bangor, February 11

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, St. John’s, Bangor, will host two stewardship workshops for clergy and lay leaders. From 9:30-12:30, Money and More will introduce year-round, holistic stewardship, taking a fresh look at time, talent, and treasure through the lenses of the liturgical cycle, the unique seasons of the individual congregation’s life together, and our…

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Three great opportunities to learn and grow on Saturday, October 1

Whether your interests focus on ministry, service or stewardship, there are three opportunities for you across the Diocese of Maine next Saturday, October 1, in Waterville, Auburn and Kennebunk.  Learn more below. Baptismal Ministry Day:  October 1 at St. Mark’s, Waterville On Saturday, October 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. join people from all…

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Introducing the Diocesan Stewardship Initiative

The Diocesan Stewardship Initiative, one of the New Initiatives designated by Diocesan Council for 2011, is underway! This ministry of the diocese integrates congregational consulting, an online community for clergy and lay leaders, and regional events. The Initiative is headed by Lisa Meeder Turnbull, a member of the Congregational Consultants Network and former Missioner for…

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A Creative Stewardship Idea

A way to raise funds at your church’s next silent auction? (hat/tip – the Rev. Scott Gunn of Christ Church, Lincoln, RI)