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The Good Steward Newsletter

The Good Steward

January 2019

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! We hope that your holidays were merry and bright.

It’s the time of year when people and organizations make goals and resolve to change for the better. The articles in this issue can help you in that endeavor.

For example, you may want to get a better handle on your organization’s finances. Putting controls in place helps to prevent embezzlement and makes it easier for you to identify when something is amiss. Find out How to Keep Money-handling Above Board.

We also have a lot of other great information to help you out:

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

Split the Tasks: How to Keep Money-handling above Board

Theft within the church causes more problems than lost funds. Embezzlement can ruin a church’s reputation, erode trust, and cause division. Find out how to prevent embezzlement.

How to Increase Volunteerism

Help the people in your parish understand the different ways in which they can provide help and allow them to use their skills. Raise your hand.

Boiler Maintenance: A Necessary Cost-saver

Don’t just cross your fingers and hope that your boiler will hold up. Regular annual boiler service can prevent major repairs. Learn the signs of a breakdown.

Working with Children after a Disaster: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Children may be directly or indirectly affected by a disaster. These tips from Episcopal Relief & Development help the adults in children’s lives communicate with them so they can heal. Get the tips.

From the Claims Desk: Slip-and-Falls

Slip-and-falls are more likely to occur during winter. Make sure your property is in good shape. Put safety first.

Green Tip: Select eco-friendly de-icers

Some de-icers can be harmful to animals and plants. Choose a product that minimizes environmental harm.

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