Announcement: CLB Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
You may donate online (here) or send a check to the address below, simply indicating that the funds should go to Hurricane Sandy Relief. The Church of the Lutheran Brethren is responsible for supporting our pastors and congregations. The funds will be distributed to our congregations who will decide how and where the funds will be used. We encourage you to use Salvation Army or American Red Cross if you desire to customize your donation, or would like to give to a different type of relief effort.
The Hurricane Sandy Fund will be used for the following areas:
Repair of churches and parsonages
People relief (through the congregations)
The leadership of the CLB Eastern Region will direct funds to pastors/church leaders who will in turn provide care for their people and neighbors. Any funds not being used will be given to Salvation Army or American Red Cross.
Pastor Warren Geraghty
Regional Pastor, Eastern Region
Send donations to:
Church of the Lutheran Brethren
PO Box 655
Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0655
We serve congregations by
- Loaning funds for construction and remodeling
- Offering attractive interest rates on deposits
We serve individuals by
- Offering estate planning
- Offering charitable contribution services
We serve the synod by
- Providing financial management
- Providing financial reporting
How do we talk about stewardship? The subject starts with the grace of God. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. – Titus 2:11-12
Grace: God’s undeserved favor. God loving us even though we don’t deserve his love. God forgiving us even though we don’t deserve forgiveness. God giving to us eternal life when we deserve only eternal judgment.
But such free grace has a costly price-tag. Even though God’s grace is free to us, it was costly to God. God gave his Son. God’s Son suffered the shame and poverty of the cross to make us rich in grace. God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense. Grace.
Above everything else, God’s grace teaches us to give freely. We never give in order to obligate God to bless us. We don’t even give to fulfill our obligations to God. We give freely just as we have received.
(From the CLB identity pamphlet series – “We Teach…The Grace of Giving – Stewardship” by Dr. David Veum)
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The Church of the Lutheran Brethren receives contributions from congregations and individuals. The CLB is here to serve you and your congregation, and your giving helps make that happen.
We invite you to contribute online. It is simple and secure, making it easy and safe for you to give. We appreciate your gifts. It is what makes our ministry and support to your church possible.
Our hope is to serve you and your family with helpful information. We have an increasing number of people of the CLB who now are benefiting from life income gifts, gift annuities and other plans.