Stewardship Update from Jane Harding

Chinook Winds Region gains a new Stewardship and Gifts Officer — Jane Harding and this is her first Stewardship Update to Chinook Winds Region. . You can reach Jane by calling or texting 604-761-1677 or via Email.

Mission & Service

  • Deadline for 2018 Mission & Service gifts to General Council Office is January 31st
  • NEW 2019 Minute for Mission booklets sent in December – need additional copies – let me know – download Minutes for Mission and new videos – Minutes for Mission 2019

Congregational Giving 2019 Called to be the Church: Loving Our Neighbours

  • The 2019 edition is in the Mail. NEW worship materials for the 5 weeks of Lent are included written by our new Moderator, The Rt. Rev. Richard Bott!! Sermons feature spiritual practices relating to generosity
  • Each Community of Faith was sent a basic level package – smaller for family size congregations [75 people average weekly attendance]
  • Each minister will be sent the full package
  • Downloadable
  • Promotional video

New Webinars “Loving our Neighbours:  Inspire    Invite   Thank”

  • Use this three-part series to implement your annual giving program in Lent 2019 or any other time this year.
  • Sessions introduce new material, features this year’s program, focus on one of the three key practices that encourage generosity, giving and gratitude

Inspire (February 5 or April 30): Learn to share your faith and tell stories

Invite (February 12 or May 7): Invite others to support God’s mission through community meal/letter

Thank (February 19 or May 14): Ensure thanks and gratitude are timely, personal and sincere

For more information register Here

Planned Giving (PG)

  • Did you know the United Church receives approximately $17.8 Million per year in Planned Giving and 80% of those flow directly to a Congregation? Is your Community of Faith prepared to receive a Planned Gift? Are you letting people know there are wonderful ways they can leave a substantial gift and a wonderful legacy?

Launching a Planned Giving Program in Your Congregation Great resource for launching a program in your church – contact me for support

Understand the New Assessment Process

Questions about the new Assessment process (in place now) Would you like resources? A great YouTube Video explains New Assessments and also gives links to helpful information and resources

Be in touch!!!

  • Looking for encouragement – new ways to think about stewardship – best practice resources – help in implementing CoF giving through
    • Mission & Service
    • Planned Legacy Giving – United Church Foundation
    • Investing opportunities for your CoF
    • Personalised support to help grow strong generous thankful disciples

Then please contact me – I’m here as a resource for you

Let’s work together for God’s Mission

Jane Harding, Stewardship & Gifts Officer

Pacific Mountain and Chinook Winds Regions

Call/text 604-761-1677