The 2021 Stewardship Campaign for St. Ansgar centers around the story of money: our individual story, the community's story, and God's story. This program is a product of the faithful and creative people of A Sanctified Art. As they write in their guide to Our Money Story:
Every faith community and organization has a money story. Perhaps your story is shaped by influential leaders and charitable saints who have left legacies of inspiring generosity. Perhaps your story holds trauma of mismanaged funds or unmet expectations. Perhaps your story has been revised due to budget cuts and economic recessions. Perhaps your story includes hopes and dreams you are eager to live out faithfully. What money story accurately reflects the values and practices of your community? What money story can help you develop more faithful practices of stewardship? How might God’s money story intersect with your own?
From November 1st through November 22nd we will dwell with the story of money. We'll remember the narrative and characters that have shaped us thus far; practice releasing unhealthy attitudes and anxieties about money; we'll reimagine our economic story as one that provides to the benefit of all; and all this will lead us to restoration.
Painting left: "Finding Release" (detail) by Lauren Wright Pittman | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org