It’s February. The end of Winter is in sight! And it’s time for my monthly email with nine items I hope you will find of interest.

Attached are the February and March Generosity, Giving & Gratitude Seasonal Ideas.

>> 2018 February Generosity Giving Gratitude Ideas     

>> 2018 March Generosity Giving Gratitude Ideas

Thank you to all who gave gifts through our Gifts with Vision program this past Christmas! These extra gifts are really making a difference to our Mission & Service partners. Please continue to promote the program and remember that these gifts can be given anytime – Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, In Memoriam …  

Thank you for transferring your congregation’s 2017 Mission & Service gifts in time for the January 31st deadline. Have you been looking for the 2018 Minutes for Mission DVD? The 2018 Minutes for Mission videos are available on a USB key, which works with almost all laptop and desktop computers—no DVD drive needed. For more information or to request a USB key, contact Ruth Noble by email at or by phone at 1-800-268-3781, ext. 3037. The videos can also be accessed via our YouTube channel.   

The 2018 Called to Be the Church – Loving Our Neighbours congregational giving program materials can all be found on the Stewardship Toolkit. You will find the full program resource kit that you received in the mail along with many online extras like the entire sermon series, videos and logos. Please be in touch with me if you need more copies or would like me to come and speak with your generosity team about the program. And don’t forget to register to receive your thank you notes!  

The Spring 2018  Seeds of Hope granting cycle is open and accepting applications! Visit for more information and to download the applications which are due by 8pm EST on April 15th. We are also offering a variety of scholarships including The McGeachy Senior Scholarship, The Roy M. Davidson Trust Award, and the W. Norman McLeod Scholarship. Scholarship applications are due March 15th.

Here is a link to an interesting article from Imagine Canada – 30 YEARS OF GIVING IN CANADA. This is a quick read and is in fairly good alignment with what we are seeing in giving patterns to the work of the Church.  


If you haven’t seen Dan Pallotta’s 2013 TED Talk “The way we think about charity is dead wrong”, the 18.5 minutes may be well worth your time!


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We are well into 2018. How may I help you? Is it time to do another Planned Giving information session? How about a Mission & Service themed service?  Support for your 2018 congregational giving program? 




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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