Do You See What I See?
Do you see what I see? (reminds my brain of the Christmas song, which is actually an Epiphany song). Just above "Pastor's Heart" you read where Westminster is giving thousands of dollars to children and the poor. James! We are giving support to the "poor" in Haiti and "orphans" in Springfield. The mission of the church does not change--we are called to help and love "the least of these". That's mission. The reason for church. "Mission"--the possibility and power of Jesus' teachings to change the world for good.
I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing church family! Mary Beth and Robert Bird loved this church so much that they left us the largest bequest in our history. Ten percent goes to mission, thus, $12,000 is budgeted this year for local and global mission.
Is Westminster in your will? (I need to update mine; presently, a former church is the only one listed). We can support mission even after we are gone. Not a penny for our "foster and adopt" project or "relief for Haiti" will come from pledges or offerings.
And... (favorite word), those of us who are living need to be giving to mission....Our special offering for World Communion Sunday on October 3 will support the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) program’s on-going work to help victims of Hurricane Ida. Checks should be marked “Hurricane Ida” on the memo line.
And....we also have the opportunity to continue our mission priority to help the homeless among us by giving to tiny teardrop, solar-powered, trailers that can be rented overnight for $10 by anyone. Each camper costs $6,000. One Westminster family has given $6,000 to buy one!
How many can Westminster purchase? Please donate by giving your check to Westminster with "Revive 66" in the memo. This program is an outgrowth of Eden Village.
And....continue bringing food for Well of Life. And...buy lots of lunch from No Reservations on Sunday. They will know we are Christians by our love. Westminster has a purpose. A Mission. Children. Orphans. Widows. Women. The poor. The homeless. The least of these...Grateful to be in a church family with such amazing and committed humans who give, in death and in life, to the "least of these". Love you! --Pastor Micki