Annual Stewardship Theme Materials including worship resources, posters, bulletin covers, theme related bulletin inserts, stationary including letterhead, envelopes and note cards, pledge cards for a single commitment, double commitment, faith-promise pledge, and a time and talent pledge card.
Capital Campaigns are much more fun with a team of experts. Priscilla Bizer and Susan Mitchell, UCC Capital Campaign consultants, can be reached by calling 866.822.8224 Ext. 3834
Electronic Giving makes it easy to receive offerings consistently, even when church members vacation or spend winters away.
Financial Wellness resources for your church members:
Making Sound Strategic Choices in Anxious Times
- Financial Literacy as recommended by the UCC Pension Boards offers helpful guidance through articles, tools and frequently asked questions for all financial stages of life.
- Financial Fitness through America Saves, a nationwide campaign with a broad coalition of nonprofit, corporate and government groups helps individuals and families save and build wealth. Another program congregations are using to help low-income seniors is a Benefits Check-Up offered by the National Council on Aging which directs you to over 1,550 public and private benefits programs from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Alban Institute consultants Susan Beaumont and Alice Mann offer UCC pastors some suggestions for guiding the budget making process during tough financial times. Narrative Budgets
including examples from nine UCC congregations.Planned Giving
resources are outlined online
and can be mailed to you so please email or call 800 846-6822. Here are some examples of what other UCC churches are doing (online) in the area of financial development through donor education
and estate planning
. Pledge drives
can be organized in many ways but here is one of four campaigns offered in Inspiring Generosity
. Stewardship Messages
offer 52 inspiring, biblically based reflections for use in your newsletter, on your bulletin board, website, as an insert in your giving statement or Sunday Bulletin.