We are urging you to participate in this year’s end-of-year offering effort, The JOY Offering. “Jesus, others, and you.” We will give to Jesus, the offering will benefit others, and we will experience the blessing that comes from giving. Here are the areas we will be funding through this offering:
Help Build Hope – We look forward to coming together to construct the walls to houses in our parking lot which will go to Habitat for Humanity. We have seen these homes transform the lives of people, and we are eager to do it again this year.
Scholarships – Some of this funding is used to provide scholarships to deserving individuals to important events that help people come to Christ or grow in Christ. Examples would be CIY Mix and Move, Round Lake Camp, Ohio Teens for Christ, Senior Saints in the Smokies, etc.
Lifeline Meal Packing – Last year through the generosity of people we were able to purchase, pack, and send 112,000 meals to Honduras in cooperation with Lifeline Christian Mission. We are hoping to surpass that total this year as we pack meals on President’s Day weekend in February.
The Miracle Garden – In addition to the global effort to alleviate hunger through Lifeline, we want to assist in the area of food insecurity locally. The Miracle Garden is a ministry in the Linden area which provides community gardens, teaches people to grow their own vegetables, and helps alleviate hunger in an area of Columbus that is officially categorized a “food desert.”
Please use one of the envelopes provided, give online, designate an offering to JOY and 100% of all funds will be used for the purposes outlines above. These things are critical to our outreach efforts and maintaining the external focus of our church. We hope you join in making a generous gift.