October.  “A glorious crown the year puts on. Phebe A. Holder








Attached please find both the October (repeat) and November “Generosity, Giving and Gratitude Ideas”.

> 2018 October – Generosity Giving and Gratitude Ideas

> 2018 November – Generosity Giving Gratitude ideas


Here are some logos, artwork and clip art for bulletins and posters.


If you are planning to use this year’s Loving Our Neighbours congregational giving program this Fall here’s a video you might want to show at your first Giving Team meeting.  And watch for two new videos that will be available soon! 

Once you have used some or all of the program the program we  would really appreciate it if you would take the time to complete this survey. We find your comments very helpful and incorporate many of your ideas into our next program.


Looking for a discipleship program?  “I Intend” (under “FEATURED RESOURCES”) is a discipleship program that fosters spiritual growth, offers a holistic understanding of the life of faith and proposes practical and specific spiritual practices for daily living. This program and resource gives individuals, groups or a whole congregation an opportunity to grow in their capacity to be disciples and followers of Jesus. This resource will help people make practical choices in five areas of their lives to help them live generously, faithfully and intentionally as followers of Jesus.


Thank you to all Mission & Service givers.  Update-to-date information on your congregation’s Mission & Service giving can be found here. And thank you for transferring your gifts on a regular basis. 

Asia Pacific Region typhoons, earthquakes and tsunami Emergency Appeal

United Church Mission & Service partner ACT Alliance, working with other partners in the region, is responding to these devastating events with medical teams to treat the injured, damage assessment teams, food, shelter, and agricultural support to replant crops.  Would you please let people in your congregation know about this opportunity to help?  More information about the appeal can be found here on the United Church website. 

Did you know that Mission & Service has gone mobileLearn more about it and get some tips for promoting it in your congregation! 


There are less than two weeks left to apply for a Fall 2019 Seeds of Hope grant.  Applications must be received by 8 p.m. Eastern on October 15, 2018 to be considered by the Joint Grants Committee. Please visit the “How to Apply” section for more information. Please note that the Fall 2018 round will only provide grants for seniors’ programs and projects, leadership initiatives, and events. Grants for all project types will be available again in the Spring 2019 Seeds of Hope round.  Applications are available here and submissions by emails are preferred.


The new 2018-2019 Gifts With Vision catalogue has launched and can be found here!  The catalogues will be arriving in your congregation soon!  

If you want to know more about the difference you’re making in the world read inspiring stories shared by our partners on the United Church of Canada’s Round the Table blog



A Giving Program That Works – Loving Our Neighbours 2018 – October 10, 2018, 1-2:30pm ET.  Inspire!  Invite!  Thank! Here’s where you can register.

Also back by popular Demand: Webinar for Church Treasurers, October 30, November 6, November 27,  2018, 7-8:30pm ET.  Register here.



If you are looking for encouragement, resources, help to implement congregational giving, Mission & Service and planned giving programs, and/or learning more about the United Church Foundation and investing opportunities for your congregation, I’m here to help you with that.  Please be in touch via phone or email!  



Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathryn Hofley
Financial Development Officer, serving the Prairie Region
The United Church of Canada/L’Église Unie du Canada
Phone: 204-943-4844



Called to be the Church

The Called to Be the Church Program Guide has arrived in your congregation and can also be found online.  Please click here for the Program Guide.

This is an opportunity for you to

Get ready now – in February you will have received the 2018-2019 Resource Kit, Called to Be the Church – Loving our Neighbours, with ALL the tools you’ll need to carry out your giving program.  The Resource Kit and many additional resources are also available online here >> Stewardship Tool Kit

For more information, please contact:

Kathryn Hofley
Financial Development Officer, Philanthropy Unit
The United Church of Canada


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