Congregations have always made connections to the broader communities of which they are a part. those connections take many forms and involve many kinds of activities and types of relationships. The health of our faith communities depends upon the health of local communities of our faith communities depends upon the health of local communities. That interdependence on continually call us all to seek and take actions that strengthen community, whether close to home or far away. Today, pressing human needs seem to far outstrip the resources available to address them. The needs can be overwhelming, and it may seem there is nothing more you can do to make a difference. this guide will introduce you to opportunities to make a real difference in ways you may not have considered. It begins with a relatively new but fundamentally simple concept that through targeting your investments and banking relationships, available resources can be more effectively used to address the community needs you see all around you.