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 Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Giving for Today and Tomorrow
Hosted by the Bedford Presbyterian Church
4 Church Rd, Bedford, NH
10:00 am Creating a Culture of Generosity
Is your congregation’s approach to stewardship stuck in a rut? Are you living in a
state of scarcity and longing for abundance? You will leave this workshop with
ideas for organizing your generosity/stewardship leadership group,
communicating with the various generations composing your congregation,
integrating all aspects of your church into the life of generosity and teaching the
spirituality of generosity.
1:00 pm
Composing a Legacy: Live Forward, Give Forward
Consider how you will invite your congregation to tell the story of God’s grace
and love, not just today, but for generations to come. Regardless of position or
rank within economic strata, we all possess the ability to leave a testament
regarding what is truly important in our lives. From wills and bequests to trust
establishment, this workshop will raise awareness of available resources in order
to motivate and facilitate members in crafting their legacy.
Come for either workshop, or bring lunch with you and stay for both!
Ellie Johns-Kelley serves as the Ministry Relations Officer for the Northeast
Region. She works with congregations to create a culture of generosity,
offers seminars and workshops, develops gifts and fundraising plans for
ministries, and provides coaching to finance, stewardship and endowment
committees. “Building on relationships and resourcing churches to help
them increase funding for their ministry are my top priorities,” said Ellie. “I
want to help others realize the vast amount of resources available through
the Foundation and work in collaboration with other agencies of the PC
(USA).”
Ellie comes to the Foundation after serving for three and a half years as Pastor of First
Presbyterian Church in Warren, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was Director of the Summer
Youth Institute and Admission Associate at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Ellie received a BS in Biology at Muskingum College and a Mast of Divinity degree from
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, Eric.
You can reach Ellie at 412-694-226 or [email protected]
Questions? Contact Cindy Kohlmann at [email protected]