Getting to Know Generation Z
After last week's blog post about the impact the Doxology had on me, I received the following email:
Cesie, I don’t always read your stewardship pieces, and I certainly don’t respond each time I do. This morning this one invited my own gratitude to well up. I didn’t even have to hear the Doxology, just had to let you remind me of standing in the community, facing the cross and the altar/table, to feel the fullness of the faith community. I was bishop in Denver when the terrible earthquake struck Haiti. An UMCOR staff person [and member of the Rocky Mountain Conference], Jim Gulley, was trapped for over 50 hours with others in the rubble left when the Hotel Montana collapsed. UMCOR director, Sam Dixon was crushed and dying with his colleagues nearby. Jim reports that as they were finally being rescued, those colleagues sang — the Doxology…
Thanks for inviting me to think, remember and reflect.
Bishop Elaine J.W Stanovsky
Music can help us consider who we are and whose we are and it is powerful.
Cesie Delve Scheuermann (pronounced “CC Delv Sherman,” yes, really) is a consultant in stewardship, development, and grant writing. For nearly 25 years, while working as a volunteer and part-time consultant, she helped raise over three million dollars for numerous non-profit organizations. The #1 Song on the Billboard Chart today? Rapstar by Polo G. This is the clean version – you’re welcome. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/inspiringgenerosity or at CesieScheuermann.com.