Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds

Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, is an opportunity to sow seeds of hope for the future. Each charitable gift has the potential to impact our world. Your gift to the Foundation Scholarship Fund, next Tuesday, can sow love and encouragement in the life of a Mississippi...
Bugs in the Garden

Bugs in the Garden

I had my first invasion of something eating away the leaves of the broccoli and cabbage I just planted.  I sprinkled the leaves with an insecticide to stop the problem from going further.  At least, that is what the label says it will do. I imagine there are...
What Was Tax Day And Gardens

What Was Tax Day And Gardens

Covid-19 pushed the IRS to move Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. The state of Mississippi is giving us until May 15.  No matter the date, the government is going to get its due.  Our financial situation of 2019 seems so long ago in the midst of so much uncertainty in...
People Need an Opportunity to Give

People Need an Opportunity to Give

Christmas bells are ringing to invite people to give. There are trees with potential needy gift recipients and boxes for donations all around. Our first inclination is to think that we should not ask for another gift from someone. We believe that people are...
End of Year Giving

End of Year Giving

There is still time to encourage people to give, but the time clock is running down. Larger gifts usually require more planning, so folks need to make decisions very soon. Stock gifts require work with a broker and may take time to complete. Encourage people, who wish...
Pastors and Church Finances

Pastors and Church Finances

Pastors, you have a responsibility for the financial health of the congregation. As the chief executive officer of the church, you have a duty to ensure that the financial life of the church is managed wisely. You are not to do this alone, but you are to know what is...