New Dollars/New Partners Event

New Dollars/New Partners Event

Please join us on October 25 for this exciting and timely, informational event!

Where: Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
When: October 25th; Registration begins at 9 a.m. Event concludes 1:30 p.m.*
*indicates updated end time
Click here to view our agenda
Cost: $15 includes beverages and lunch
(scholarships are available through the Church Support Team)

Click here to register online

New Dollars/New Partners is a program of Partners for Sacred Places, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Pennsylvania. It is a national, multi-faith organization that offers a training program for congregations seeking to:

• raise new funds for aging buildings
• use these assets more effectively; and
• deepen connections and service to their communities

This is a same-day informational session only. The full 4½ day program will include Making the Case for Your Sacred Space; New Community Partnerships; A Capital Campaign Primer; Tapping Community Funding Resources, and A Six-Month Check In.

Event Speakers:

The Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Episcopal Diocese of California. Canon Barlowe has used and adapted this program in his diocese with 10-11 churches and will share his experiences and observations about New Dollars/New Partners. His expertise is in Congregational Development, consultation, and church growth; he has oversight of 20 mission churches and their clergy.

Sponsored by: The Diocese of Northern California Church Support Team

Who Should Attend:

Parish and mission lay leaders, diocesan lay leaders, clergy of churches and missions that:

•Have a sacred place 50+ years old
•Capital needs are beyond the financial capability of the congregation
•Want to deepen their community connections
•Want to use their buildings more effectively

This event is informational only and open to all diocesan churches; neighboring dioceses are invited to join us. Click here to register online.

Why Attend?

· Your church has decreased in membership and energy and increasing in age of congregation and of facility.
· Your church and/or parish facility need renovation and repair but your church budget and finances are not sufficient to meet this ongoing demand.
· The community in which you live and/or worship has been hard-hit by the economic downturn and is reflective of your church’s situation.
· Your church is facing-or now dealing with-a decrease from full-time clergy to part-time or supply.
· You’re within short driving distance of other Episcopal churches but there seems to be no common cooperation, purpose, ministry or mission.
· You would like to be more in touch with community resources, municipalities, other churches, and other programs, but need to know how to maximize these possibilities.
· People have suggested a capital fund drive to cover needed facility and program costs but you could use some expertise in how to do this.
· Your church’s mission and ministries seem to be overwhelmed by day-to-day problems with lack of resources and collaborative relationships with others.

For More Information

Please call Lynn Zender (530.756.4610) or the Rev. Phil Reinheimer (530.432.3873).

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