Isaiah 6:8: is collecting hand warmers for their December 3 trip to Downtown Daily Bread. If you are willing to donate, please place hand warmers in the Isaiah 6:8 basket at the Missions Table in the Welcome Center. We are collecting Bingo prizes for Columbia Cottage. Needed donations are candy, body wash, soaps, shampoo, snack size chips/pretzels and kleenex. Please place items in the basket located in the Welcome Center.
Quilter’s Group: Donations are needed for cotton or cotton blend material, prints and solids, for quilting projects. Please place items in the basket in the Welcome Center!
Love in a Box: We are accepting donations of Bibles in any condition. Also, we are collecting children’s underwear (like new/gently used) plus healthcare items, Barbie dolls & Barbie doll clothes for orphans in Moldova. Thank you!
Leprosy Fund: Don’t forget to feed Kris P. Bacon located in the Welcome Center!
Your Financial Gifts
The issue of offering your hard-earned money to the church is a very spiritual one. Your financial gift is from your heart straight to Jesus through the “vehicle” of this church. And, further – your gifts are a recognition, if you will, of the blessings poured out upon you in your daily life. Providing a monetary gift to the church is an act of faith, an act of support, an act of unconditional love.
Thinking of tithing, but not sure how to calculate a gift? Click here to run some numbers and figure out the best path for your stewardship journey.
“…It is more blessed to give then to receive.”
Acts 20:35 (NIV)
A financial gift is one that helps the church run its programs and assists countless missions local to world-wide. It builds the foundation on which programs can start, operating expenses may be paid, staffing may be provided, supplies can be purchased, and crafts may be enjoyed by the children’s groups. A church is supported by it’s own budget. The largest portion of that budget is from our offering and tithing.
An offering and a tithe are different. Tithes are gathered Sunday in church. This tithe is your weekly gift to the church. An offering, on the other hand, is an extra amount you feel you want to give to a specific initiative, mission, program, event, etc. Sometimes there are requests to support the Van Fund or children’s programs; sometimes there is an extra envelope in the Sunday bulletin for a national mission. All of those examples are ones of providing an offering.
“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7
How do you decide on how much to give? Though the biblical reference is to 10 percent (Numbers 18:26) of your earnings, it is at this point that talking to God directly, and on your own, may be the most helpful. Prayerfully approach this subject to come to an amount that you feel is appropriate given your circumstances, your faith and your commitment to the body of Jesus Christ. Remember, this is a spiritual decision.
It’s easy! You can set up your own online account or contact the church office to do it for you! It’s one way to ensure that your giving is consistent and adding, changing or deleting transactions is very simple. Please use the link to the right to give online today.