“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
In May, we participate in the Compassion International event, Compassion Sunday. During this service we see special presentations and learn more about the opportunity to sponsor a child in need. There are also opportunities to chose a child that day.
Here’s what it means to sponsor a child:
Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.
Your support provides:
- Medical checkups, which often save lives
- Nutritious food
- Health and hygiene training
- Educational assistance
- Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
- Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
- Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.
When you sponsor a child, you’ll receive your child’s photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.
When children find out they’ve been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.
During the Christmas season, we participate in Operation Christmas Child. We fill shoe boxes for children around the world. When filling a shoe box, not only will you be giving a very meaningful gift to a deserving child, you pray for that child. Boxes are available now in the back of the sanctuary. Please return your filled box and $9.00 for processing to the church by November 11th.
In 2017, Samaritan’s Purse distributed nearly 11 million boxes. More than 8.8 million were collected from the United States.
Vacation Bible School
VBS takes place in June. Registration forms can be found at the church, Wakeman Library, and St. Mary’s.