Tree of Life Stewardship Campaign

For years I have used Vestry papers and TENS resources at my church and shared them with our vestry members. This year we re-focused our stewardship letter and presentation. Instead of blessing the pledge cards once they were sent back, I blessed the pledge LETTERS and gave them out in the services (others were sent by first class, using commemorative stamps). This way we placed emphasis on the PROCESS of Stewardship, not the results. Our children's sermon used a slice of a tree trunk to teach about the rings showing abundant years and lean years. I am sharing our letter and Tree of Life illustration with you to show what a smaller church can accomplish. The illustration was made by a member, Betsy DeVore, whose husband is an Episcopal Deacon. She is the on-line and print creator for the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. I wrote the Tree poem with some editing help from my Senior Warden, Phillip Post. Thank you for the many ideas and inspiration that supports and encourages us!