Hurricane Irma has now passed through Florida and those affected by the storm are starting the recovery process. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this storm.
We have been in touch with the TradeWinds Resort and the Sirata Beach Resort and both are open for business. The Tampa and St. Pete-Clearwater airports have also resumed operations. Therefore, the Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference will go on as planned.
We believe it is in the best interest of those impacted by the storm that we come and bring our business. Those impacted by the storm need our money to help with the recovery process and to help them get back on their feet. Many people in Florida, and St. Pete Beach in particular, earn their living on tourism; the employees of the hotels, the taxi drivers, the waiters at the restaurants, etc. If we were to cancel our conference many of these people, who work hourly jobs, would be negatively impacted. We believe that by moving forward with our conference we are helping these people through the recovery process by helping them to earn their living. So, we encourage everyone to come and to consider tipping these people generously while you are here.
Each year we take an offering at our two worship services. This year our offering will be split between the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network. Please come prepared to give and to give generously.
Further, we are in contact with the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network to see how we as a conference can be of further help.
Please continue to hold all of those impacted by storms (Irma and Harvey) in your prayers. We look forward to seeing you in St. Pete Beach in less than 2 weeks.
Robert Hay, Jr.
Chair, Stewardship Kaleidoscope Planning Team
Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Presbyterian Church USA and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!
Our mission is to create an annual event that:
- Ignites generosity among Presbyterians
- Gives practical tools for cultivating generosity in congregations
- Expands the leadership capacity of those who lead stewardship initiatives
- Cultivates adaptive approaches for funding Christ’s mission
Venues vary annually, and you can count on Stewardship Kaleidoscope to provide Real Tools for Real Ministry!
Check out the videos below, for testimonials about Stewardship Kaleidoscope. Current conference information is found by following the 2017 Conference link.