The effort related in the Stewardship post was successful. About 6 dozen gifts of various sizes were received, totaling a few thousand dollars.
In some ways, this may undermine traditional stewardship education in that we didn't stress a regular commitment. But in another way, I feel that we made a start in educating people that gifts to the church which honor people don't HAVE to go to the memorial fund. They can go toward the "normal" mission of the church.
Originally posted 01/17/2006