As you plan ahead for stewardship season, we hope you’ll find time to be intentional about celebrating All Saints Day on November 3rd this year. This is an opportunity to provide pastoral care for families who have lost loved ones, and it’s also a time to lift up and celebrate the ways in which our ministry continues to be enriched by members who have gone on to glory. Done well, it becomes a gentle reminder about the opportunity for bequest giving.
Our friends and colleagues at the Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation have developed a comprehensive resource for All Saints Day. This resource includes templates for letters to the families of the saints who have passed, special worship elements, bulletin inserts, and more. You can access it either as a PDF or as a Microsoft Word document:
We hope that you find these materials helpful as you prepare for a fruitful stewardship season and a meaningful celebration of All Saints Day.