Join Stonecroft’s September Prayer Focus
Prayer is the foundation of everything we do at Stonecroft, but we’re planning a special emphasis on prayer throughout September. In past years, we have invited volunteers to participate in Stonecroft’s annual Prays Walk held on a specific day in September. But this September, we suggest you and your group do a Prays Walk whenever God leads you during the month.
Also new this year: Your Prays Walk kit is available digitally so you can download and print items as you need them. Visit stonecroft.org/prayswalk to find all the resources we’ve provided for you. Click HERE to access a video message about Prays Walk from Stonecroft staff member Maddison Berciunas.
If you don’t feel led to do a Prays Walk, consider planning your own creative gathering focused on evangelistic prayer. Click HERE to download a document on evangelistic prayer to guide your prayers during September and beyond. For more resources on prayer, go to stonecroft.org/prayer.
Thank you for joining us in prayer!
Fall Fundraisers Coming Soon!
Stonecroft groups across the nation are gearing up for their Fall Fundraisers focused this year on the theme of Recipe for Success. We’ve whipped up some creative ideas to help you and your group plan a fun and fruitful fundraiser, so be sure to visit stonecroft.org/fall-fundraiser to find plenty of planning tips and resources.
You’ll get even more good ideas during our next Fall Fundraiser Call on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. Central time, so mark your calendar and plan to join us. During the call led by Stonecroft staff, you’ll hear tips, stories, and inspiration from other volunteers who have successfully led Fall Fundraisers. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas and share ways to make your fundraiser the best ever! Find details about how to access the call at stonecroft.org/fall-fundraiser (scroll to purple box in left column).
While you’re making plans for your fundraiser, don’t miss your opportunity to get one of our stylish Recipe for Success aprons! Quantities are limited, so act now!
- You still have time to receive a free apron by being one of the first 100 groups to register your Fall Fundraiser goal by Sept. 27. But hurry – we are nearing 100! Register at stonecroft.org/fall-fundraiser.
- Additional aprons are available for purchase for your group. Click HERE to order. Cost is $15 per apron. Get a 20% discount if you order five or more!
Large-Print Scripture Reference Guide Available for Luke Study
The Stonecroft Bible Study Following Jesus with Luke now has a reference guide available with Scriptures keyed to page numbers in the large-print edition of the Abundant Life Bible (New Living Translation). To download this free reference guide, visit stonecroft.org/bible-studies and scroll to the section called “Large Print NLT Page Reference Guides.” The large-print version of this Bible is available in softcover at stonecroft.org/store or call 888.819.5218.
Consider a Retirement-Account Gift to Stonecroft
You have worked hard to save for retirement. Have you given any thought to where those hard-earned savings will go after your lifetime? When left to individuals, as much as 35–60% of your retirement account will be paid as taxes. If a charitable gift to Stonecroft is in your plans, consider using your retirement account to fund the gift. As a charitable organization, we receive your retirement account free of tax. That means 100% of your account can go to support the cause you are most passionate about. Leave your stocks, real estate, and cash – all assets that carry a lighter tax burden – to your loved ones.
For more information on planned giving, visit stonecroft.org/donate and click on Lifetime Giving. Or contact Joan Johnson, Stewardship Manager, by phone at 800.525.8627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is not intended as tax, legal, or financial advice. Gift results may vary. Consult your personal financial adviser for information specific to your situation.
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