Stewardship & Gratitude
Fall Annual Giving Program
This year our diocesan offices are excited to provide the second series and set of resources that connect churches more deeply with one another, whether around the corner or on the other side of the Commonwealth.
The 2017 annual giving ministry, “All Hearts Open,” is based on the Collect for Purity, which begins “Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid …”. Many hear these sentences every Sunday, but miss the call into worship and into relationship with God exactly because they hear them at the beginning of every service. The words are lost to repetition. This annual giving ministry invites people deeply into this rich prayer and into how our hearts are open to God, to ourselves, and to others.
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) also offers a fall annual giving program. Because the Diocese of Virginia is a TENS member, all churches in the Diocese have free access. Please contact Julie Simonton at email@example.com or 800-DIOCESE, x. 1035 for the login and password to TENS member resources.
Connected in the Kingdom: There are many members, yet one body. I Corinthians 12:20
“Urgently relevant” – that’s how Bishop Shannon Johnston describes the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Over 80,000 strong, we are a “breathing reality for Jesus in this world.”
See for yourself!
In our new video, we’ve captured the transformational work we are doing together, as we live into our stewardship theme of “Connected in the Kingdom.” We invite you to play the video for your vestries, congregations and neighbors. Help us make new “connections” as we spread the word about mission and ministry.
This video was created to stream easily in locations with Wi-Fi. We are also glad to mail a DVD to your congregation or home. Please complete a DVD request below, or call 800-DIOCESE for a copy.