moving forward

Aug 27, 2021

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The recent formation of the Food For Faith Charitable Trust has launched FFF into a new era of providing encouragement for people who seek to grow in maturity of faith.  If you missed the update on the formation of the Trust check it out at the bottom of this page..

Already people are finding the Prayer Request page helpful, and appreciating receiving an email when someone else prays for their intention. The daily Lectio Divina page is also proving popular.

During Lockdown I have also been offering daily reflections and have taken the liberty of emailing these to the Lent & Advent group since the previous email groups didn’t offer a choice. Now you have the option of choosing which FFF emails you wish to receive, and unsubscribing from others.

And thank you to those who have visited the Support FFF page to make a financial contribution to the mission enabling us to plan and budget for future developments.

This week FFF introduces another new venture – a Homily Studio for preachers and parishioners wanting to prepare for Sunday by listening to a 20 minute podcast conversation with four people chosen from a wider group of parishioners, preachers, family and single people of all ages.  The first Homily Studio podcast was published this week, a conversation (based on this Sunday’s scripture – 29 August) with Kath Petrie, Merv Duffy SM, Catherine Gibbs and Jason McTague.

Have a listen at this link. and share this with anyone you think might be interested, perhaps a preacher who might appreciate some local reflection or anyone who might like to hear four people from our own land using the scriptures of the following Sunday as food for their faith.

The growth of the Food For Faith mission has required us sending this email to every person on the FFF database inviting you to re-visit the Sign-up page to select which emails you wish to receive.  Please take a moment to update your preferences by clicking on the green square below and making your choices.

 

AN IMPORTANT FOOD FOR FAITH UPDATE. (Post from 19 August 2021)

This Food For Faith mission has recently moved to a new stage of life with the formation of the FOOD FOR FAITH CHARITABLE TRUST.

As the mission has grown in recent years I have been unable to keep up with administration of the website as well as the production of content and responding to the many emails. It has also become clear that such a mission that is bigger than diocesan and national but also international and ecumenical does not sit easily within existing church structures and administration.

Earlier this year I received a significant number of emails, creative ideas and donations encouraging me to do much more to meet a wider and growing need, reaching out to the many people who are seeking greater maturity in faith and looking for encouragement and food for faith beyond what is already available.

I sensed that the Holy Spirit was at work here, and felt a bit thrown by the generous response and support of so many readers.

In the desert weeks of discernment that followed I found it difficult to write and prepare content, and as a result you haven’t heard much from me.

However now FFF is ready to go again.

After much consultation, discernment and prayer,  I have decided to pass the management and administration of the FFF mission to trustees and advisers who will oversee the newly formed FFF Charitable Trust enabling it to grow and respond more actively.

I’m happy to be free of the administration aspects of FFF and therefore I will not be a trustee of the Trust. Instead my work with FFF is now able to be more focussed on the production of content and creating new resources to meet the growing need and to support the development of the mission.

To those who have made financial contributions for FFF in recent months I am very grateful. Your donations have been a powerful sign that FFF meets a real need. Life in the digital world is costly, with the production of a single three minute video costing several hundred dollars, but videos along with podcasts, written content, interviews and sharing of other resources are what people are asking for and now FFF is ready and able to meet this need.

This new FFF era includes a new bank account and on behalf of the Trustees (Catherine Gibbs, Chris Fogarty & Merv Duffy SM) I ask that you note this detail if you feel moved to support FFF financially. To those who have been making a regular direct credit to FFF, thank you. Your regular contributions are enabling me with the Trustees and Advisors to budget and decide the time for new content and projects.

Please take a moment now to add the new bank details to your records.  (Note the “Support FFF” button on the front page will take you to this information.)

Food for Faith Trust Account   12-3142-0485211-00.    (Swift code ASBBNZ2A)

I’m always happy to hear from you in the comments section of every post, or directly by email at john@fff.org.nz.  If your query is about some aspect of administration, or a problem with the website, or receipt for donation, please send your note to admin@fff.org.nz.

 

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