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Previous Themes:

2007-2008

I have called you friends.

2005–2006
Generations of Generosity.

2004–2005
Go and See… a discovery
and celebration of the gifts
God has given.

2003–2004
Let God Lead…
As you Gather and Give.

2002–2003
Remember,
All–Year–Long Giving—
A Perpetual Celebration.

Parable

Once there was a Church

Once there was a church
where the people took the offering
back home with them.
First it was collected
and brought to the altar.
After they asked God
to bless it,
they took it
and put it back into their pockets.
They mixed it up
with all their other money,
so that they couldn't tell
which was blessed
and which was not.
Then they left.
All week they spent as though
each piece was blessed
and was to be used lovingly.

-- By Herbert Brokering
   who grants permission for reproduction.

In full communion with The Anglican Church of Canada
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