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The Good Steward

May 2019

Dear Friend,

As spring turns to summer, many churches have exciting plans on the horizon. Maybe you’ll be hosting weddings, concerts, or festivals. Maybe you’ll find ways to bring secular summer celebrations and church worship together.

Here are some articles that can help you plan for summer events:

We hope you enjoy this issue. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have, and feel free to forward this publication to others who may benefit from it.

Happy reading!

Bill Murray

Senior Vice President and General Manager
The Church Insurance Agency Corporation

Articles in This Issue

Spring and Summer Weather Events: Get Ready

Warm weather brings its own extremes: tornadoes, lightning and thunderstorms, hail, drought and wildfires, and skyrocketing temperatures. Take steps to prepare.

Hosting Successful Outside Events on Church Property

Different kinds of catering and entertainment arrangements could pose new risks for your organization. Make sure activities are fun and safe. Host exciting events.

Faithful Celebrations Series: A Memorial Day to Remember

Celebrate Memorial Day (and other secular holidays) within the church by following the guidance of the Faithful Celebrations book series. Get ideas.

From the Claims Desk: A Safe Workplace for Volunteers and Employees

The people who work for churches – whether they are volunteers or employees – do so much. Make sure your church is a safe place for them to work. Put safety first.

Lessons Learned: Improving Church Safety

A man damaged property and set a fire in a church in New York City. This piece from Episcopal Relief & Development examines how the church community responded. Take action.

Green Tip: Test soil before you water

Instead of watering on a schedule, use a water meter or garden tool to determine if it’s time to turn on the sprinkler.

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