Christmas presents us with a fresh opportunity to live generously. For 34 years, the people of Granger Community Church have given above and beyond their normal gifts, towards a special Christmas Offering. Despite the challenges 2020 has brought, we look forward to this special tradition that we do as a whole church and the ways our giving will change lives both here in Michiana and around the globe.
So let’s give our Christmas gifts to Jesus and give generously, as we create more opportunities for people to know how much they matter to God and to us.
THIS YEAR YOUR GIFTS TO JESUS PROVIDE FOR:
FOOD DROP. This year we hope to feed 6,000 families in 10 cities across Michiana once again. Help us feed hungry people and be part of the action in a socially-distanced Food Drop Saturday, January 23 at 9 a.m. at your campus.
KIDS & STUDENTS. The next generation is rising up, and we intend to train, equip and support them. Did you know that $200 is enough to send a kid to a week of Day Camp, where they will experience a life-changing week taking steps toward Jesus together? Or that $450 sends a middle schooler to an incredible week of camp? Just this past year, 21 students made first-time commitments to follow Jesus at camp. We’ll continue investing in the lives of these world-changers, and your generosity makes all the difference.
NEAR & FAR. Did you know we own and operate a community center “here” in downtown South Bend? Through the Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) we offer Jesus’ love in tangible form, providing care, training and education to so many. Just this past year, our food pantry provided over 30,000 meals through a variety of food programs. We’re excited to continue offering this much-needed source of support, especially in a year where many have been hard-hit with economic struggles. In India, we are developing new digital formats for training as well as continuing to support the training center that you helped build. Through quarantine and church persecution, this has been a challenging year in India, but because of your generosity, we are persevering to new heights in training and equipping church planters and leaders. As a result of your gifts, thousands of people in rural India are being connected with God’s love and hope.
ONLINE CHURCH. In light of the global pandemic that hit earlier this year, we focused our attention on creating an excellent online experience to keep us connected and growing. It has become clear that this wasn’t just a temporary solution to a problem, but an opportunity for continued connection and growth for so many people. We want to be able to offer everything from weekend services to life groups and classes and training in an accessible, online format to our growing online family. With around 3,500 people tuning in each weekend to our digital experiences, we believe we’re just now beginning to tap into the potential that exists to help even more people take their next step toward Christ in the digital space.
GRANGER CAMPUS GOAL: $400,000
ELKHART CAMPUS GOAL: $20,000
GOAL FOR ENGAGEMENT: 1,500 Participants
VIA TEXT: Text “GIVE” to 574.575.4114.
ENVELOPE: Place your offering in one of the envelopes provided and send it in via mail or drop it in the offering box slots on your way in or out of a service.
ADDITIONAL: Consider donating stock or other assets for the tax-free benefits.