Each year Redeemer takes a special offering at Christmas – an offering that is above and beyond our normal tithes and offerings. This year our Finance Team has dedicated these gifts to the 3 following areas:
UMCOR CURRENT DISASTER RESPONSE
United Methodist Committee on Relief continually responds to disasters both in the U.S. and around the world. UMCOR is actively providing relief for many disasters including: wildfires in California, Hurricanes Michael & Florence, Alaska, and earthquakes in Indonesia. 100% of these gifts sent to UMCOR, will assist victims of these & other disasters.
REDEEMER’S NEWEST MISSIONARIES
Redeemer supports several different missionaries and missions. For a full list, please visit our website, www.myredeemer.church. Gifts to the Christmas offering will provide additional support to our two newest missionaries Samantha Parkinson and Jill & Joe Vincent. Samantha is a DeWitt native and a graduate of U of M. She is involved in the “Cru” college outreach program, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ International. She is located in Munich, Germany. Jill and Joe are with the mission agency, Cadence International, that ministers to the U.S. military communities throughout the world. They are located at the U.S. Air Force Base in Landscheid, Germany.
JOHNS CAMPUS CLASSROOMS
The St. Johns campus has had several upgrades this year – a fresh coat of paint, a new sound system, and worship center carpeting & seating is in process. We are now focusing on enhancing the Christian Education programs and upgrades are needed to make the space attractive to newer families. A portion of the Christmas offering will help with these changes as we connect children “To the love and life of Jesus Christ.”
100% of the Christmas offering will support these 3 initiatives.
To make a gift, simply use the Christmas offering envelope in your monthly mailing or pew racks (or mark any envelope with “Christmas Offering”). A gift can also be made through the mobile app, online under “Give Now” or simply text a donation amount with the word CHRISTMAS to 517-731-0518. (Example: $25.00 CHRISTMAS)