We are receiving our annual Benevolence Offering on Sunday, December 11. At both of our services, all of the money received and marked “benevolence” will go to support our Food Pantry and Care Center, as well as our Resource Center and a number of initiatives in our church, including scholarships to camps, emergency aid for members, and toys for disadvantaged families at Christmas. These are ways that we participate in the just rule of our King Jesus.
Many of you already give sacrificially, whether that’s through automatic debit, stocks, or PushPay. We are so grateful! We know that for many of you, the Benevolence Offering is one you look forward to all year. You’ve discovered the beautiful reality that Jesus invites us into: “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” Thank you so much for your faithful giving to God. Without it, we could NOT serve the hundreds of people who come through our ministries each week.
For those of you who have yet to give, this Sunday is a great opportunity to start. What better thing to give toward than the forward movement of the Kingdom of God? If you’re considering giving in any way, whether to the Benevolence or General Fund, here are some helpful steps:
1) You can give online here.
2) Bring a gift on Sundays or even text “vcce” to 833-245-6417 for a link to set up a one-time or recurring gift.
3) You can mail checks to the office, or learn more about giving stocks by contacting: [email protected]
4) Or use your bank’s bill pay or automatic debit service.
We have found that generosity is a way that we can live out the words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matt. 6:20, NIV). There is an eternal life that awaits us; part of what Jesus is saying is that generosity is a way that we can taste some of that eternity even right now. That’s been my experience. It’s when I give that I experience tangibly the goodness of God. I know that’s true for many of you, too.
We invite you to join us in praying about how we each might give.