Stewardship

Stewardship

Stewardship Campaign – 2017

For folks that do not know, the Stewardship Team encourages and supports the Congregation to take part in the National Stewardship Programme.

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/subjects/national_stewardship_programmes

Each year a theme of either Time, Talents or Money is focused on and this year our theme was Money.

As a Stewardship team we felt that our campaign this year should be around providing practical educational information about money related issues, information about ethical based financial services (for example Credit Unions) and most importantly how as Christians we can have a right relationship with money.

To aid this we held two events during the year.

In June we had a good turnout for a Baked Potato Lunch. Helen and Angela from Lloyds Banking Group gave an excellent talk on how we could avoid financial fraud in our day to day lives. It was also a good time of fellowship and we also raised £63 for Frontline Fife.

In September we had a Cheese & Wine Evening with circa 60 folks attending. During the evening we had a presentation from our very own Charlie Munn on having ‘a right relationship with money’.  In addition David Cousland from the Fair Finance Agency (www.fairfinanceagency.com) spoke on Credit Unions and Oiko Credit (www.oikocredit.org.uk) a social impact investment co-operative established by the World Council of Churches which the Church of Scotland is a member of. It was an interesting, thought provoking (that was not only just the quiz!) and enjoyable evening. We also raised £81 for Mary’s Meals.

So what now? Well our 2018 theme is Talents and the Stewardship team will be considering how best to take this forward within the Church, so watch this space. Talking about talents we are always looking for fresh talent to join our Stewardship Team, the only qualification required is that you must want to have fun! So please contact me if you are interested.

Finally thank you for all your support and interest you have taken in Stewardship this year.

Michael Yarney

Stewardship team