Remember that terrific resource the California-Nevada United Methodist Foundation told you about at Annual Conference Session this June? It's called Weathering the Recession: A Beacon of Hope, and it contains information about 16 specific things a congregation can do to thrive despite the current recession. It's been on the Foundation website, but now the Foundation has printed a hard copy for every one of the Conference's churches!
Your church's copy already has been put in the mail, to use to focus sermons, prompt group discussions, or in any other way that you wish. Please do let the Foundation staff know how you use it to encourage people and strengthen your ministries. Contact them at www.canvumf.org.
And here is a second recession resource booklet: Finding Hope in Hard Times - Seven Spiritual Practices: A Faithful Steward's Guide. Each step is geared to the individual and includes a Scripture, brief paragraph, proposed action, and reflection question.
Download a free copy at www.episcopalchurch.org/stewardship, by clicking on "Response to Economic Crisis." To order a printed booklet, call 1.800.903.5544.