We Lend a Hand

Our Mission Action Lend a Hand” outreach gift for the month of August was sent to St. Jude’s Children Hospital in Memphis, TN, for their children’s cancer research program. We received the following thank-you letter on behalf of St. Jude’s: “We were thrilled to have your support again. We’d like to thank you for your gift in August 2019. Your dedication to our mission is something we don’t take for granted. Let me just say — your generosity and compassion are truly inspiring and uplifting. Friends like you are like answered prayers for kids battling childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.”

Our outreach gift for the month of October will be earmarked for the DOC Reconciliation Ministry. A special offering will be taken on September 29th and October 6th for this ministry, and the amount collected will be increased by our Mission gift from the entire church. The theme for this year’s Reconciliation offering is “Embodying the Call.” The flier sent from the General Church says in part: “We are the body of Christ and all of us are members of this one body. As a church body, we have been on this journey to embrace and understand an identity as a Church that is pro-reconciling and anti-racist. We have different stories, different languages, different understandings of how and who to love. But God remains in the midst of all of us . . . Your generosity (in your Reconciliation gift) fuels our granting programs, our youth and young adult leadership development, and Regional and General Ministry outreach toward building beloved community and breaking down barriers through advocacy, intentional conversation and action.”