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:
The Voice for Clinton County’s Children
Since 2013, Voice for Clinton County’s Children has advocated for children through Court-Appointed Special Advocates and the Children’s Advocacy Center. Volunteer Advocates are appointed by the court to advocate for a child (or sibling group) who have been removed from their biological parents’ care due to abuse and/or neglect. The Advocate visits their appointed child to build a relationship with them and reports to the court their observations and recommendations to support the child throughout their foster care experience. The CAC Center in Clinton County provides a child-friendly place where children, youth, and special needs adults can safely share their account of physical or sexual abuse. The child is forensically interviewed in a sound legal manner as difficult details are shared. It is recorded so the child only has to tell their story once in a safe environment. Law enforcement, child protective services, community mental health, and other professionals may be watching on closed circuit TV and meet afterward for discussion on treatment, investigation, and prosecution. For more information, visit the website at www.voiceforclintoncountychildren.org.
Cadence International is a mission agency dedicated to reaching the military communities of the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Here at Redeemer, we support two of their missionary members, Joe and Jill Vincent. The Vincent’s currently serve at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany which is home to over 5000 American airman and their families. This year, with the Covid-19 restrictions on the base, there is a desperate need to remodel “The Hanger” Hospitality House. The planned upgrades, which meet long term Covid-19 requirements, will provide a place where military singles, couples, and families can gather to receive vital spiritual, physical, and emotional health support. The anticipated cost of the project is around $40,000. Redeemer Church is dedicating part of the 2020 Christmas offering for this remodel project in Germany as we help spread the gospel to these military personnel. For more information about Cadence International, please visit www.cadence.org.
Digital Media Outreach
This year, we have allocated a portion of our Christmas offering toward our digital outreach here at Redeemer, including our weekly live stream program. With the different gathering restrictions we have experienced this year, the church had to create and upgrade the digital communications, including cameras, software, equipment, and more. The online streaming ministry has touched so many people who normally would not be able attend our service including some out of state viewers. We believe it is vital that we continue this way of worshipping in addition to in-person services. We anticipate this need will continue to grow as we focus to “Connect People with the Love and Life of Jesus Christ”.
Redeemer is excited to support these ministries, through prayers and financial support.
To make a gift, simply use the Christmas offering envelopes in your monthly mailing or mark any envelope with “Christmas Offering”. A gift can also be made through the mobile app, online at myredeemer.church under “Give Now” or text 517-731-0518 with your dollar amount and the word Christmas. 100% of all donations through the Christmas offering will go to support these 3 areas.