Each year Redeemer takes a special offering that is above and beyond our normal tithes & offerings. This is a tangible way for us to express thanks to our loving God for giving us His son. This year the Finance Team has dedicated this offering to The Basic Needs Center.
Below are two of The Basic Needs Center initiatives that will be supported with our Easter gifts.
The Basic Needs Center, located in St. Johns, by provides food, personal care items and clothing. They partner with 5 different churches/organizations in the St Johns area. Through their work – they support approximately 1,000 families in the St Johns area. They estimate that this number could double with the current pandemic crisis.
Below are two of Basic Needs Center initiatives that we would like to support with our Easter gifts.
His Cup Runneth Over
This is a mobile soup wagon that runs from late April through October providing soup, fruit, bread and beverages to four locations on Tuesday and Thursdays – with up 100+ meals a week.
Each Saturday morning during the summer months while school is not in session (June, July and August), a hot breakfast is served to anyone who attends. Anyone can come – not necessarily need based. Breakfast consists of pancakes and sausage. Volunteers are needed from 7:00 to 1:00 each Saturday – breakfast is served from 9:00 – 12:30. Currently, this is a sit down meal but depending on governmental restrictions – may have to go to a take-out format. Each Saturday they serve from 25-75 people.
We invite you to prayerfully consider making a generous gift to this year’s Easter offering. 100% of all donations will be given to The Basic Needs Center.
To make a gift, you may:
· use the special envelope provided in your monthly envelope mailing and mail to: Redeemer Church, 13980 Schavey Rd, DeWitt, MI 48820
· text-to-give – 517-731-0518. Donation amount [space] EASTER.
If you have questions regarding this offering or other finances of Redeemer – contact Diane Lantzy at 517.669.3430 ext 303.