If you have not lifted up this strategy to your farmers you will want to. There are significant tax advantages for receiving gifts of grain. Here is a link that explains the rules that must be followed from the Indiana School of Philanthropy.
Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative In order to stimulate more rural interns, we are investing $10,000 in the Horizon Internship Program at our Redwood Central Parish this year. It is a three way partnership of the ELCA, a synod and a congregation. Each pick up a third of the cost of […]
Natural disasters abound in the United States and across the globe. The Southwestern Minnesota Synod has already sent donations of $500 to each of these synods; Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, Southwestern Texas, Caribbean, Florida-Bahamas, and the Montana Synod as an initial gift. The Synod Council has a retreat on Sept. 15-16 and will decide further how […]
Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for “Hurricane Response – United States” will be used entirely (100 percent) for this disaster until the response is complete. Together, we can help provide immediate and long-lasting support. Give today to support the needs in this response and others like it. Click here to give now. What you can […]
Post by Bishop Jon V. Anderson, Gifts small and large will make a difference in the lives of people and congregations. Today we want to highlight two gifts a congregation has given. We give thanks for two gifts from Our Savior’s at Montevideo. They gave earlier from a donor and then waited to give the […]
Post from Bishop Jon V. Anderson, A couple of weeks ago I was able to visit two inner city congregations and their communities (Minnesota and the Dakota Synods). This was part of an annual retreat for Region 3 bishops and spouses. I decided we have a lot in common. As rural people we can to […]
Don’t Leave Money on the Table – Portico 2017 Live Well Challenge! If you are insured by Portico and have not completed your health assessment, made a change for health, and used the Retirement Planning Tool, you are leaving money on the table that could be yours. Last year rostered ministers who did not complete their […]
This newsletter is provided as a resource from the SW MN Synod to Endowment Boards and Pastors of Congregations with Endowed Funds Our ELCA’s Southwestern Minnesota Synod is working hard to address economic challenges of congregations and rostered leaders (pastors and deacons) because of generous funds we have received from the Lilly Endowment to address […]