Giving is about worship
Jesus talked about money more than any other subject. He knew our hearts, desires, and allegiances are tied to our belongings. Giving keeps our focus on Christ. It frees us to live as He wants.
Giving is about gratitude
We give out of thanks to God, for who He is, and what He has done. Everything we have is a gift from Him and we want to give some back.
Giving is about stewardship
We are tempted to talk about what we have as “our stuff,” but Scripture says “the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it,” including us. We have to take care of what God has given to us. We must use what we have for God’s purposes. This pleases God and lets us be a part of what He is doing, experiencing joy and partnership with Him.
Giving is about love
People in the early church loved each other. They shared what they had to make sure no one was in need. They loved gladly and practically. This is part of being family.
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YEAR-END GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to join us in giving above and beyond your normal giving to one or more of the following special opportunities. Your giving will make a difference at home and abroad, especially when we give together!
We have had a deep desire to come alongside our brothers and sisters whose lives were deeply impacted by natural disasters this fall. After much inquiry, we decided to focus on Mexico and Puerto Rico where they have said their greatest need is financial help. All money received will be divided between three designated churches with whom we have strong connections. When giving online, select "Disaster Relief."
Gym and kitchen power upgrade
There are many days during which our cooks for Jesus Table lose power to the kitchen, sometimes in the middle of food preparation. Those using our kitchen for other special events face the same frustration. Our electrical system in the gym/kitchen is significantly underpowered and worn out. We must update it. Cost for new panels, meter, circuits, and connection to a transformer is $29,537. When giving online, select "Building."
Youth Area Expansion
Our high school group continues to grow and needs more space. We would like to expand the rooms used upstairs for both middle and high school ministry by taking out the hallway, interior wall between the main rooms, and adding two large barn doors for an entrance. The estimated cost is $38,000. When giving online, select "Building."
One of the final projects to our Chapel renovation is replacing the roof which continues to leak and require patching every year. The cost to replace the roof with a new copper colored metal roof that will match the rest of the building is $72,000. When giving online, select "Building."
Regular and special gifts to this fund are always needed and are like giving to “where most needed." This fund supports the core of our ministries and includes staffing, ministry programs, local outreach, and operations. We are also able to use this fund to provide additional support to missions, benevolence, and building projects when needed. When giving online, select "General Fund."
To give by check or cash, please use a giving envelope and designate your gift on the front or check memo line. Year-end giving must be turned in or postmarked by December 31.