2016 CHRISTMAS OFFERING
December 4th thru January 8th GOAL: $15,000
Christmas Offering Progress:
Dear Church Family and Friends,
We are excited to announce this year’s Christmas offering called, Relief to Belief. This year’s Christmas offering is called “Relief to Belief”. The goal is $15,000, which will go towards building a clean water well in Mali, Africa AND towards sending a team of up to 6 people on a short term mission trip to Africa in 2017.
Prayerfully consider giving toward this year’s Christmas offering. Give once… give every week… but always remember: “Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully.” - 2 Cor. 9:7
Our Two Initiatives:
1) Well in Africa
The clean water well will help provide water to a village that struggles to have access to water for drinking, showering, and gardening. In fact, once the well is installed the missionaries and pastors there would like to create a community garden that will be used to open up opportunities to share the Gospel with non-believers in that village.
2) Short Term Mission Trip
As for the mission trip, Pastor Stu hopes to lead a team of up to 6 people back to the place where he just got back from on his trip to Africa. The cost of the well is $8,000, which will leave $7,000 to help cover expenses related to the mission trip.
How to Give?
Throughout the month of December and first couple of weeks in January, you will have the opportunity to give in one of three ways:
- Give online at www.crosstownalliance.com/donate (create an account; choose ‘Christmas offering’ when you give)
- Give in person on Sunday mornings
- Give through the mail via an offering envelope