Releasing Ministry Alliance Startup

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Raised by 37 people in 45 months
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Viv Hawkins
for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends
 PHILADELPHIA, PA

What is Releasing Ministry Alliance?

Releasing Ministry Alliance will offer an on-line platform to publicize Spirit-led services (ministries) and provide channels for various types of support for participating ministries.  

Releasing Ministry Alliance will connect people or groups who: 
- offer Spirit-led services; 
- seek those services; 
- contribute funds; and
- support ministries in other ways, such as prayer.

A short video chat about the reasons for and operation of ReleasingMinistry.org is available here.


More detailed information is available at ReleasingMinistry.org , the web-site under development.

And a Friends Journal article on the project is available here.

Who is involved now?

Various Quaker faith communities have offered statements of support for Releasing Ministry Alliance.

Releasing Ministry Alliance intends to initially serve members of the various branches of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Service will branch out to others, as and when rightly-ordered.

Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, which offers spiritual and fiscal care to this ministry, is a congregation of the regional religious body of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Releasing Ministry Alliance's founders, Viv Hawkins and Vonn New, are recognized with minutes of religious service and are held accountable by their Quaker faith communities, Central Philadelphia and Bullshead, respectively. Further information about the LifeCalls ministry of Viv Hawkins can be referenced here.

Grants from the Lyman Fund supplement this crowdfunding campaign.

How much is needed for what?

This campaign will raise $16,000 to establish the web services and organizational infrastructure to support operations of Releasing Ministry Alliance. 

Tax-deductible contributions can be made by check payable to Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 1515 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102; please note LifeCalls- Releasing Ministry Alliance in the memo line. No administrative fees are charged this way.

Effective 6/17/17, after raising $4955 through GoFundMe, GoFundMe contributions are no longer being received because GoFundMe changed their payout process, making it incompatible with our fiscal sponsor's financial policies. A total administrative fee of 9.25% was charged by GoFundMe and First Giving.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


 

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Introducing Releasing Ministry Alliance
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We invite you to watch our New VIDEO "Introducing Releasing Ministry Alliiance"
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https://youtu.be/Yz3rERWX7GU
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Releasing Ministry Alliance's week 4 mailing explains why we're raising $16,000 and features Way of the Spirit and Good News Associates with a testimonial by Cathy Barney.
http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ddebdcdb5b96ad6412c20bda3&id=6239b02d94&e=36a36709b2
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Viv Hawkins
45 months ago

Week 1's Releasing Ministry Alliance mailing is available here http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ddebdcdb5b96ad6412c20bda3&id=50aee093ee&e=36a36709b2 Subscribe at releasingministry.org/contact-us

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$4,955 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 45 months
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Created March 25, 2015
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23 months ago
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Jennie Isbell Shinn
28 months ago

Preparing for a workshop this weekend on Entrepreneurial Ministry at ESR's leadership conference, and I visited the site to add the link to the resource list on a handout. I did a survey on-line about 6 months ago asking among other things, what people in ministry most need. I think your project offers some of what's needed, well beyond financial support or even recognition.

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31 months ago
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hollister knowlton
36 months ago

or Viv, with gratitude for your generous ministry...

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36 months ago
Viv Hawkins
45 months ago

Week 1's Releasing Ministry Alliance mailing is available here http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=ddebdcdb5b96ad6412c20bda3&id=50aee093ee&e=36a36709b2 Subscribe at releasingministry.org/contact-us

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