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2011 Stewardship Campaign

posted 30 Dec 2011, 00:49 by Richard Jones

Following the Stewardship campaign, we predicted an increase in income from the promises received of approximately 15% by those involved.

We have now passed the half year mark following the completion of the scheme and it is very pleasing to report that during this time the increased momentum has been maintained.

The genuine commitment of all those involved is greatly appreciated and we offer a sincere Thank You.

Geoff Peake

Chairman – Stewardship Committee

Stewardship

posted 30 May 2011, 02:27 by Richard Jones   [ updated 22 May 2017, 02:45 ]

Recorder/Gift Aid Secretary     Eileen Peake

Stewardship Renewal 2011

posted 30 May 2011, 01:26 by Richard Jones   [ updated 30 May 2011, 04:23 ]




This is the booklet explaining the Mellor Parish Church 2011 Stewardship Renewal Campaign and asking the question "Can we do more?" to commit our Time, Talents & Money in support of God's work here on earth.










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posted 18 Oct 2009, 03:58 by Geoff Gill   [ updated 13 Nov 2009, 10:41 by Richard Jones ]

Stewardship is fundamental to the way Christians view their world and live their lives. It rests upon the simple premise that everything we have, whether it be:
  • Talents-what God has gifted to us in terms of our personal skills and abilities;
  • Treasures-what we have in terms of personal possessions; and
  • Time-an increasingly precious commodity with so many conflicting demands on it;
are all given to us by God. This leaves us all with a responsibility, which is to use our gifts to help bring Gods Kingdom to the world-it's as simple as that! It's for each of us to work out what that means to us individually.
 
The Church cannot function without money. At St Mary's Mellor we encourage church members to support the church financially through our envelope planned giving scheme. This simply involves committing to give a certain amount each week by way of the Stewardship envelopes. If you don't currently have aset of envelopes and would like to join the scheme, Geoff Peake, our Stewardship Recorder can provide you with a set-one for each Sunday of the year.
 
Regular planned giving enables the church to plan its business-in similar way to your household budget-when you know what's coming in you can plan accordingly. Another significant advantage is that, if you are a tax payer, we can claim back the tax on the money you donate through the envelope scheme through Gift Aid. Most members of the envelope sceme Gift Aid their giving, which regularly brings in several thousand pounds a year which would otherwise stay with the taxman. Eileen Peake is our Gift Aid Coordinator. Eileen will be happy to advise on any questions you may have.
 
Most people use the envelope scheme for their giving but a small number make a donation on an annual basis. If you wish to give in this way please speak to Geoff Peake.
 
As noted above Stewardship is about responsibly using everything God has given us-not just our financial assets. To carry out God's work in the world a whole host of skills are required, and whatever we do for the Church takes time. Paul,put it very succinctly in his letter to the Romans:
 
 'For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 
so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 
or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 
he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness'

 

We have an active Stewardship committee which meets on a regular basis. The current members of the committee are:
 
Geoff Gill                  Chairman
Geoff Peake            Stewardship Recorder
Eileen Peake          Gift Aid Coordinator
Frank Ashton           Stewardship Advisor
Hilda Hilton
Graham Tipper
Rita Gorman
Paul Roffe                Priest in Charge   
Margaret Baldwin    Secretary
 
 

 

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posted 21 Jun 2009, 00:00 by Richard Jones   [ updated 21 Jun 2009, 00:01 ]

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