2020 CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
The Perfect Gift
One of the most powerful things that Christians claim is that God saw the great needs of the world and offered a perfect gift in response, a gift that brought God and humanity closer together, God’s perfect gift, Jesus Christ. “Emmanuel, God is with us!” our Advent dream proclaims, as God joins in human life and draws us together as a result.
During these past months, many of us were not able to be together in person, but we have always been together in spirit, and in faith. We have missed seeing faces we love—up close and personal, but the physical distance has also revealed, for us, the importance of those things which bring us together, even when we are physically far apart.
We offer our Christmas Joy Offering because God shows us the power and importance of being together, of “being with. ”We see the potential of students of color who will become our leaders and we seek to come alongside them, encourage them and be with them.
We see church workers who have critical financial needs and we come alongside them, to assist them—we are with them.
We thank God for being “with us” through the gift of Jesus and for joining us together as the Church, and through our gifts, with those who have need.
THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
WILL BE RECEIVED ALL DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
GIFTS CAN BE MAILED TO THE CHURCH OFFICE OR GIVEN ON-LINE
WITH THE NOTATION: CHRISTMAS JOY.