Giving to and serving our neighbors are at the heart of the Gospel. James tells us that “religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27 ESV).
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 likewise says, “The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up in your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
The wonderful thing about online contributions is that none of the funds will go to operating costs. 100% of online funds will go to taking care of the poor, orphans, widows, and people who have been oppressed by abuse.
This is a new initiative in 2019 as an effort to help the hurting in our community. Our congregation always goes well over our benevolence portion of the budget and we are limited in how much we can help those in desperate need. This is where we need the help of cheerful givers! As this grows, we–with permission of those we help–will post updates and photos on our website so that our faithful contributors will see how their gifts are blessing others. Please consider partnering with us to help those who are in desperate need.–Jimmy Hinton