By Andrew Gustafson
Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship & Financial Development
Annual giving programs benefit by having an inspiring biblically based theme, which provides the answer to the question: “Why give?”
We are fortunate in the United Church of Christ to have excellent annual theme materials available to us at an affordable price, with a new theme each year.
“Delight in Giving” is the theme of the 2012 stewardship theme materials. This theme is based on the scripture passage, “God loves it when the giver delights in the giving.”
Theme materials include bulletin inserts, poster, commitment cards, time and talent pledge card, stationery and worship folder. They can be previewed and ordered online at uccresources.com or ordered by phone at 1-800-325-7061.
I strongly endorse the use of these materials. In addition to their connection to the United Church of Christ, they enable a church to use high quality materials at an affordable price, and to have a consistent, faith-filled theme which is carried through both visually and in text.
The late Andy Gustasfon served as the Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship and Financial Development from 2004 to 2014.