Ourselves for God's Calling
Congregational Visioning Conversations:
Sunday, January 7
Sunday, Feb 11 Final meeting TBD
March to the Manger Annual Offering
It is time for the March to the Manger missions offering again. This tradition provides the opportunity for us all to do extra mile giving during this season of preparation for the coming of the Light of the World.
Each year we are reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 25, “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” The March to the Manger is our opportunity at this time of year to give to the hungry, the thirsty, the homeless, the shivering, those in prison, or in other words Jesus.
This year our March to the Manger will again benefit two missions, one local and one international. The local mission project is for the Good Samaritans Health and Wellness Center. The center’s mission is to provide health and wellness to working uninsured neighbors in Northwest Tennessee and Western Kentucky. And the international mission project is the New Hope ECD Preschool. The preschool is a project of the Maua Methodist Hospital in Maua, Kenya. We did support this same school last year generously but are continuing the commitment after have Stanley Gituri with us in October. We are pleased to again support the school for early education of vulnerable and orphaned children.
There are many worthy causes and needs in our community and world. These are two that we as a church have prayed for and want to support in an extra way this season. Please pray and consider giving—received offerings will be split between the two mission endeavors.
To participate in March to the Manger please pick up a special offering envelope as you enter church on Sunday, December 17 during both worship services. We will also be collecting offering during the Christmas Eve Candlelight service and Christmas Day worship services if you are unable to be present at Sunday.
Peace and Love in Christ,