Christmas presents us with a new opportunity to live generously. For 35 years, the people of Granger Community Church have given above and beyond their normal gifts towards a special Christmas Offering. In a year that was filled with ups and downs, we look forward to this special tradition that we do as a whole church and to the ways our giving will impact 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. It’s our 20th annual Food Drop! We hope to feed 6,400+ families in
10 cities across Michiana once again. Be part of the action on Saturday, January 22 at 9 a.m. at your campus. To celebrate 20 years of feeding hungry people we’ve ordered 20,000 lbs. of additional food this year and each box given out will contain 20 items.
KIDS & STUDENTS. The next generation is rising and we intend to train, equip and support them, knowing they’re the church of today. Did you know that $200 is enough to send a kid to a week of Day Camp on our campuses, or that $450 sends a middle schooler to an incredible week of overnight camp? A high schooler can be part of a transformational week of camp designed just for them for $325. Just this past year, 61 students made first-time commitments to follow Jesus at middle and high school camp. We’ll continue investing in the lives of these world-changers—your generosity makes all the difference.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. Did you know we own and operate a community center in downtown South Bend? Through the Monroe Circle Community Center (MC3) we offer Jesus’ love in tangible forms, providing food, support, care, training and education to many. We also will continue reaching out through #4Michiana and are planning to be a part of more local events and service projects. For some in our community, their sense of disconnection in the past two years has been overwhelming. We want to provide financial support to help get them connected through our retreats and other events this coming year.
MISSIONS. We’re going to offer more opportunities for students, adults and families to live on mission: telling people about Jesus and demonstrating His love in practical, tangible ways. We’re planning more trips to Florida and Chicago. Throughout the second and third waves of the pandemic, India has faced incredible hardships, but because of your generosity, we’re persevering in training and equipping our network of church planters and leaders. As a result of your gifts, thousands of people in rural India are being connected with God’s love.
GRANGER CAMPUS GOAL: $575,000
ELKHART CAMPUS GOAL: $25,000
GOAL FOR ENGAGEMENT: 600 families/households participating
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.