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A Money Lesson with Noelle

A Money Lesson with Noelle

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Becoming a parent involves learning about a lot of things that we hadn’t even heard of before, and one of those things is American Girl Dolls. A year ago, we were blissfully unaware that any such product existed, and now American Girl catalogue is one of our daughter’s favorite things to read. Noelle is five, and one day while reading the latest catalogue, she announced, “These dolls cost one hundred dollars, which is more than we can afford, so I don’t think you should get me one.” We were taken aback, not because Noelle was entirely wrong, but because we didn’t realize she had any concept of the worth of one hundred dollars, or that it is perhaps too much to spend on a doll. Not wanting to burden Noelle…
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November Leadership Seminar will Focus on Generosity in Congregations

November Leadership Seminar will Focus on Generosity in Congregations

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Carol Johnston                Jill Schumann                 Paul Johnston Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity in the twenty-first century is the theme for this year’s Ecumenical Stewardship Center Leadership Seminar November 28-30 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The Seminar will offer timely, energizing, and cutting-edge content to engage and inspire steward leaders through plenary sessions and discussions featuring theological thought, current research, and practical application possibilities. Plenary speakers will offer individual presentations, share in small group/talk back sessions, and engage in a panel discussion to explore the intersections of their disciplines with the topic. The Seminar’s three plenary speakers are Carol F. Johnston, Associate Professor of Theology & Culture and Director of Lifelong Theological Education at Christian Theological Seminary; Jill Schumann, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America; and Paul Johnson, Director of…
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