Your Generosity Matters
The 2013 fiscal year will close at the end of June. For many, these next months often take us and our ministry out of our congregations. Please remember the importance of your sustained giving to keep Christ’s mission moving forward. If you are not already using PAT (pre-authorized checking account transfer), please prayerfully consider this method of giving or updating your contributions. Visit www.CofChrist.org/give to learn about PAT and the many ways you can support Christ’s mission—our mission—your mission!
In March, contributors around the world gave an estimated $1,170,000 in world mission tithes, bringing us to a total of $9,769,644 for the fiscal year. This is a shortfall of $1,480,000.
Please help us make up the shortfall before the June 30 end of the fiscal year by considering your true capacity for giving to the Mission Initiatives, so we can continue to make Christ’s mission real in the world by inviting people to Christ, working to abolish poverty and end suffering, pursuing peace on Earth, and equipping individuals and congregations to pursue these initiatives.
Your giving helps:
- Invite People to Christ: A pantry program offered by Pleasant Valley Congregation (Ohio) led to a Sharing in the Round ministry to provide more than food by sharing a meal and information about social service programs and ministries of healing and blessing.
- Abolish Poverty, End Suffering: Tunnel Hill Congregation (Illinois) partners with Blessings in a Backpack to provide food for the weekend to children on free- and reduced-meal programs in all the elementary schools in its county.
- Pursue Peace on Earth: World Service Corps volunteers travel to offer ministry and learn in other cultures, making connections with people of all ages.
- Develop Disciples to Serve: Prairie Bluffs USA Mission Center has 28 people in its Young Adult Pastor Training Program, preparing for leadership through study and relationship-building.
- Experience Congregations in Mission: Members of Soubré Congregation, where the church is growing in Ivory Coast, are working to construct a building that will accommodate 200 with funding help from world mission tithes.
Visit www.CofChrist.org/give to learn about the many ways you can support Christ’s mission—our mission—your mission! Thank you for your generous giving!
Due to manual reporting by some jurisdictions, actual income may take several months to finalize. Numbers provided are estimates based on reports received.