RHM Update: November 16, 2021



#GivingTuesday 2021


November 30 is #GivingTuesday this year!

This year we are asking you to support the work of Renewed Heart Ministries on this special day!

All contributions this #GivingTuesday 2021 to RHM will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous and kind pledge to from a few of our supporters.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving our communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that began in 2012 that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states, and in countries around the world.

#GivingTuesday is endeavoring to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.

#GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

Every year millions of people come together on this special day to give back and to support the causes they believe in.

This November 30th, consider making a donation to support the ongoing work of Renewed Heart Ministries as one of your chosen nonprofits and help make this #Giving Tuesday the best one yet.

On November 30th, go to renewedheartministries.com and click “Donate.”

We can’t thank you enough for your support!




A Shared Table 2021

Picture of a pottery bowl

We are so excited to be able to be offering this opportunity again after having to cancel this event last year due to the pandemic.

This month, become one of our monthly sustaining partners and receive a handmade Renewed Heart Ministries Shared-Table Pottery Bowl made by Crystal and Herb as a thank you gift for your support.

To become a monthly sustaining partner, go to renewedheartministries.com/donate and sign up for an automated recurring monthly donation of any amount by clicking the “Check this box to make it a monthly recurring donation” option. Or if you are using Paypal, select “Make this a monthly donation.”

Once November has ended, we will be sending out these lovely bowls for the holiday season.

In the gospels, Jesus teaches a gospel of loving our neighbors, being committed to caring for one another, a gospel of a shared table of inclusion, especially of the marginalized. Jesus modeled this gospel by a life spent healing hurts in our world, and challenging the systems responsible for that harm.

Jesus’ gospel of a shared table is what this pottery bowl represents.

Our prayer is that each time one of our bowls is used you will be reminded of Jesus’ gospel of love and caring. They also make a great gift or an excellent conversation starter, as well.

Thank you for partnering with us to further the work of love, compassion, justice, and taking care of one another. Together we are working toward a safer, more compassionate, and just world both for today and for eternity.

If you are already one of our sustaining partners making a monthly automated donation each month, we want to honor your existing continued support of Renewed Heart Ministries, too. You’ll receive one of our Shared Table Pottery Bowls for 2021 as a thank you, also.

Crystal and Herb are so excited to be donating these bowls again this year.

From each of us here at RHM, thank you for your support of our work.

We wish you joy, peace, happiness, and blessings as we enter this year’s holiday season. Your support sustains our ongoing work in the coming year.

Both within our world as well as our various faith communities, together we will continue being a voice for change.

pottery bowls fresh out of the kiln Picture of our bowls being thrown



Recommended Reading for November

Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians

by Miguel A. De La Torre

In this helpful addition to the Armchair Theologians series, Miguel A. De La Torre provides a concise overview of the global religious movement known as liberation theology that focuses on defining the major themes of this movement, as well as dispelling some common misconceptions. Liberation theology attempts to reflect upon the divine as understood from the poor, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised. The key figures, historical developments, and interfaith manifestations are all explored in this thorough introduction. Expertly written by De La Torre and accompanied by Ron Hill’s illustrations, this book will serve as a primary text for those who may have little knowledge of or have never heard of liberation theology.



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Recent Social Jesus Blog Posts on Patheos

Articles posted each week at https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/



Declaring War Against Poverty (Part 1 of 3)

Christians have long interpreted these events in ways that have proven deeply harmful to our Jewish siblings.



Declaring War Against Poverty (Part 2 of 3)

Seeing the overthrowing of such economically exploitative systems not as “the end,” but as the “beginnings of birth pains” for a new world.



Declaring War Against Poverty (Part 3 of 3)

I don’t want a post-pandemic world that looks like the pre-pandemic world. We can do better . . . poverty is a matter of human responsibility.




Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 20, 2021
Good News Fellowship
(via Zoom)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
DECEMBER 18, 2021
Good News Fellowship
(via Zoom)
Toronto, Ontario Canada




Weekly Zoom HeartGroup on Wednesday Nights

“I’ve experienced paradigm shifts in my thinking that are transforming my spiritual journey.”

That’s what one participant recently wrote. Each Wednesday evening, Glendale City Church will be hosting a Zoom-HeartGroup led by Herb Montgomery.  Our discussion each week will focus on the content in Renewed Heart Ministries’ weekly eSight articles and the Jesus For Everyone podcast published each Friday.  The time of each Zoom session will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific/10:00 p.m. Eastern.

For more information and for the link to participate each week, contact RHM here.




Renewed Heart Ministries needs your support to continue impacting lives and working for change.

Intersections between faith,
love, compassion, and justice are needed today more than ever.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Renewed Heart Ministries today.

To do so online click “Donate.” Or if you prefer to make a donation by mail,
our address is:

Renewed Heart Ministries
PO Box 1211
Lewisburg, WV 24901

And to those of you out there who are already supporting this ministry, I want to say thank you. We continue being a voice for change because of your support.


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