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Dear Leaven Community & Leaven friends, neighbors and fellow risers,

October is Money Mindfulness Month AND Leaven turns 3!  In celebration and solidarity, you are invited to join your Leaven Community in this spiritual exercise, put your heart behind our money, and in the process grow Leaven into sustainability so we can keep rising and thriving!

How to participate in Money Mindfulness Month!
Each time you interact with money this month, stop and ask yourself these three questions:

  • Do I have a choice about this purchase/investment?  Why or why not?
  • If I spend/invest in this way, what am I actually empowering and how am I impacting  the world?
  • If I connect my heart (faith/values) with my money, am I moved to empower this in the world?

If the purchase/investment is in-line with your heart, carry on!  
If not, save it and record the amount saved on your Soulful Savings Card (which you can download/print below, or find in the Sunroom at Leaven). 
Then, at the end of the week (or month), total up your Soulful Savings, combine it with the money-power of your spiritual community, and Rise with Leaven, by donating it to Leaven's sustainability campaign.  You can do this a few different ways:

  • Donate online right here!

  • Donate with Cash or Check by using the “Rise with Leaven!” envelopes found at Leaven (in the Sunroom, or at Leaven's gatherings like Salt & Light on Sunday morning, or Saturday morning Buddhist Meditation, Bras, Bible & Brew, SWAP, etc.).
  • OR, bring ALL your Soulful Savings to our Leaven Soul-ful Costume Party & Celebration on Friday November 4th! More details to follow.

Follow along with us!
Throughout October, we will share and hear stories of people's Money Mindfulness in Salt & Light worship and at Buddhist Meditation & Mindfulness, as well as in weekly email updates, updating you on our progress.

Help us get to $32,000!
Our first goal is Rise with Leaven into sustainability and raise $16K to empower our mission.  As of July, we were $32K behind in our internal budgeted giving for the year -- so we have the opportunity to cut that in half in ONE MONTH of mindfulness.  Can we do it? Could we exceed that?  YES, when we put our hearts together -- as is Leaven’s way!

So, equip your wallet (and heart) with your Soulful Savings card and start collecting that money-power for this beloved community, organizing body and neighborhood hub that hosts our spiritual and communal lives, and so many powerful non-profits and community groups.  Let’s Rise, Leaven!

Soulfully,
Matt Salazar, Pastor Melissa & your Raising the Dough Team

Print your Soulful Savings card, put it in your wallet next to your cash and debit card, and start saving your money-power to Rise with Leaven!

Mark Your Calendars:
Money Mindfulness Events...


...to help you save some money and enjoy community goodness in the process!

Money Mindfulness Second Sunday Potluck & Conversation
Sunday, October 9, Noon-2pm
A deep dive into Money Mindfulness!  Explore your money story.  Connect your money with your heart and your community.  Make a plan for your Money Mindfulness this month.

Leaven "Free" Movie Night
Friday, October 14th, 6:00 pm
Come for treats, beverages, and a night of fun!

  • 1 Kids Movie!
    Meet in the Swap-n-Play Room. Childcare will be provided! (Parents must stay on the premises.)
  • 1 Grown-Up Movie!
    Gather with friends in the sanctuary, or make it a date night! 

Leaven Soul-full Costume Party & Celebration
Friday, November 4th , 5-8pm
Bring your saved "dough" (and your favorite pizza topping) to celebrate how we have risen with Leaven through our Money Mindfulness! Wear costumes of our favorite souls -- spooky, silly or serious. Raffle fundraiser. And, bring your soul to our open mic!

We will be making brick oven pizzas right in Leaven's parking lot -- and there will be games for kids and lots of fun for all!

or donate to our current campaign...

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