Generous Giving News
Discover the Joy of Generosity
As we prepare ourselves for this years national Generosity Week campaign, we invite you to prayerfully consider the generosity that God is calling you to share in the regular giving to your church. This could be setting up a donation through the Parish Giving Scheme or hosting events to explore Legacy Giving.
It might also be the right time to run a Giving Review. A Review can focus and celebrate successes as well as plan for the coming year. Reviews can be undertaken at anytime of the year to feed into an APCM. The National Giving Team have a template Giving Review which can be downloaded here
National Generosity Week 2022 starts on 25th September 2022 but you can hold your Generosity Week at any time. Resources, service materials, podcasts and reflections are available here.
|New share feature on Give a Little
There is a new feature that allows users to share web campaigns designed on the Give a Little platform more easily. Each of your web campaigns will have a share function alongside enabling you to
- copy the URL (web address)
- download a QR code for printing on posters, newsletters or orders of service
- posting a link to Facebook or Twitter
Creating a campaign is easy; visit the Give a Little website for more information or you can watch their video tutorial. Those with a SumUp account can log into Give a Little using those details.
Kenn Church Publishes New Celebrity Cookbook Inspired by Lockdown - A church in Devon has produced a new cookbook as a way of fundraising to support its mission and ministry. Heavenly Feasts and Burnt Offerings has been created by St Andrew’s Kenn and includes 200 recipes from well-known public figures, senior clergy, politicians. It also includes dishes from people in the parish. The project was started just under 12 months ago in lockdown when St Andrew’s, like many churches, found that many of their usual... Leaving a Legacy - Many people choose to leave a legacy to their Church as a lasting gift to God. Where church has been a regular part of peoples lives, leaving a sum of money can start something truly special that enables the church to serve the next generation and legacies often make a huge difference to the mission and ministry of churches. Some churches depend on these lasting acts of generosity. Devon Church Treasurer Says Parish Giving Scheme is Supporting Parish Mission and Ministry - John Emerton is the treasurer of St Disen’s church in Bradninch and was was introduced to the Parish Giving Scheme during a Treasurer training session run by the Diocese of Exeter. He said belonging to the scheme has meant regular income for the church and less administration for him. He found registering onto the scheme was no problem and the forms were easy to complete. After registering, he set about talking to people who give... A Generous Harvest - Generosity week is a great opportunity for you and your church to take time and space to reflect on God’s generosity.
The national church has prepared some excellent resources that can help you do so, which include service materials, podcasts, discipleship resources and activities.
Diocese Mission Resources Adviser, Brigit Kiyaga tells us why generosity week... How the Parish Giving Scheme Has Helped A Devon Parish Over The Pandemic - The coronavirus pandemic has been a strain on the finances of many churches across Devon and the rest of the country.
James Devonport, Parish Treasurer at St John the Baptist church in Paignton, explains how the Parish Giving Scheme has been a helpful resource for him and his parish to support the mission and ministry of the church. Serving Cream Teas With Joy In North Devon Raises Over £3000 - A church mission community in North Devon has been making and delivering cream teas as a way of cheering people up during the pandemic and raising funds.
Stella Scoins, from St Mary Magdalene church in the South Molton Mission Community, has been offering cream teas for special occasions including Easter, the May Day bank holiday and Father's Day. COVID Cash Course Helping Communities Cope - The COVID Cash Recovery Course was created by the Just Finance Foundation.
It provides free training and resources for churches, community leaders and organisations.
The course gives them the tools to help people plan, budget and cope financially during this period of uncertainty. Reflections from a Church Treasurer - Church Treasurer, Maureen Richards, met with our Missions Resources Adviser, Brigit Kiyaga, to reflect on how the pandemic has affected the activities and finances at her church in Combe Martin. As a church they are a member of the Parish Giving Scheme and have continued to receive regular income in this way.