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Check out this month's edition of Intersections from the Richmond Church of the Brethren.
You might be quick to expect that during a month when we’re focusing on stewardship that a newsletter column titled “Living with Less” would promote personal austerity in hopes that you then would give more money to the church budget. Of course, a little over half of our budget goes towards pastoral compensation. Read full newsletter
Ice cream, including non-dairy options, and sundae toppings will be available along with a variety of games for all ages. Bethany, ESR, Earlham, IU East and other college students and staff and all members and friends of our congregation are encouraged to attend! Read full newsletter
Contributions to the General Fund for the first 33 weeks of 2012 have totaled $41,463. If giving continues at the same weekly average for the remainder of 2012 we can anticipate $68,171 at the end of December. We would then fall short of our budget of $80,000 by $11,800. Read full newsletter
An important part of our annual focus on stewardship is the opportunity for each of us to consider the relationship between our faith and our finances. Of all the various ways we talk about continuing the work of Jesus and participating in God’s new kingdom we don’t often spend much time discussing the sometimes-troubling topic of money. Read full newsletter