Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Advent Missions Offerings
This Advent at Christ Our King we will be taking up a special missions offering each of the four Sundays of Advent.
This offering will be taken up separately from the regular offering, and the Session is asking each family to consider giving above your normal amount for this special purpose.
Each week of the four Sundays of Advent we will take up a separate Advent offering. These funds will be pooled together, and building on what we have been learning in our Fall Bible studies, the funds will go to support three areas of mission: local, domestic, and international.
Locally, we will be supporting the ministry of RUF lead by Rev. Ross Dixon. RUF is the college ministry of our denomination and through it we seek to proclaim the lordship of Christ on the college campus. If you would like to learn more about RUF at Mizzou, click here.
Domestically, we will be supporting the ministry of Pastor Jamison Galt who is in the process of planting a church in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Jamison is a close friend of Pastor LeCroy's and his church is doing a wonderful work to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in New York City. To learn more about Christ Church Clinton Hill, click here. You can also keep up with Christ Church on Facebook by going here and liking their page.
Internationally, we will be supporting the home church of our own Esther Njuguna, the Uthiru, Kenya congregation of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. Their church has several financial needs and we are going to help them as a token of our unity with them in Christ and our partnership with them in the Great Commission.
I would ask you all to prayerfully consider how you can give above and beyond your normal giving this Advent season. This is also a great opportunity for children to be involved in saving up their money and giving to these expressions of our Lord Jesus Christ's mission to renew the entire earth.