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The unaffected joy of true community

By Catherine Durant | 16 June 2017

Unaffected Joy - a blog from Stewardship

At the start of this week I knew I wanted to write about radical communities. What I didn’t know was that we’d have witnessed yet another devastating event with another community coming together through hope and generosity in the midst of horror and despair.

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Boiled Sweets: one small offering with a big impact

By Nell Goddard | 15 June 2017 | Comments (3)

This is a story of how one evening spent counting the offering at church changed my perspective on giving forever. It’s a story of generosity at its most beautiful and most heartbreaking. It’s a story to remind you to look for the unexpected in the ordinary and never to be afraid to have your whole worldview altered by one simple act, by someone you would never have associated with, were it not for the church.

This is a story about boiled sweets.

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Give to support victims of UK terror attacks, with new British Red Cross fund

By Alexandra Khan | 6 June 2017

Donate to UK Solidarity Fund with Stewardship

The British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help the victims of terror anywhere in the UK following Saturday’s attack in London.

Stewardship are pleased to be able to provide a quick and simple way for people to donate to the fund. Click here to make a gift now. 

 

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When it comes to giving, where do you draw the line?

By Catherine Durant | 17 May 2017 | Comments (4)

40acts in ACTS - a blog from Stewardship

Recently I was in a Bible study where the group was discussing homelessness.

One lady told how she was approached by a guy on the street for money, but asked what she could get him to drink instead.

She was slightly taken aback when he replied specifically, “A caramel macchiato.”

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Sacrificial Generosity: the need for humble wisdom and discernment

By Carl Chambers | 15 May 2017 | Comments (6)

Cuba - Sacrificial Generosity - a blog from Stewardship

"I’ve come to see how even the relatively smaller amounts that I’ve been involved in sending can have a damaging effect, and produce the opposite of the intended support and strengthening of the local church that we have wanted to achieve."

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The unexpected blessing of giving in secret

By Kathryn Kendall | 24 April 2017

It’s our 10th wedding anniversary and we’re sitting down to dinner at the fancy hotel where we plan to spend the next two days. The setting is beautiful, the menu looks irresistible, and our mobiles have been left behind in the room. And what makes it both a little strange and overwhelmingly special is that we have no idea who paid for it.

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How to be Generous With Your Time

By Kay Carter | 20 December 2016 | Comments (1)

My nine-year-old daughter is doing a maths problem for school: “If the average person in the UK lives to be 81 years old, how many hours will they live? In your calculations, don’t forget that some years are leap years.”

 

Since you ask: 710,040. “I wonder how I will spend them all,” she mused, as though somebody had given her a huge windfall and now she got to choose what she would like to buy.

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Christmas Messes With My Money-Mind

By David Flowers | 20 December 2016 | Comments (3)

Christmas messes with my money mind - a blog by David Flowers for Stewardship

I stagger away from the shopping frenzy that is Leeds city centre in the run-up to Christmas. I’m burdened with own-label shopping bags indiscreetly disclosing my buying habits.  I stumble awkwardly over the outstretched hand of a beggar and realise that I have been sidestepping other anonymous outstretched hands at intervals all along the precinct.

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If You Knew The Gift of God...

By Steve Pierce | 15 November 2016 | Comments (1)

When Queen Victoria was staying at Balmoral the story goes that she was caught in the rain when walking and called at a cottage to borrow an umbrella. An irritated cottager, not recognising her caller offered a tatty umbrella. The next day a coachman returned the umbrella with her Majesty’s thanks. As he left he heard the cottager say, “If I had known who she was she could have had my best umbrella!”

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There Are 65 Shopping Days to Christmas...

By David Flowers | 21 October 2016 | Comments (1)

christmas presents

10 hints to make each shopping day a joy and 5 tips for staying cheerful.

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