Presiding Bishopric Provides Grassroots Effort Update
Thank you to those who responded to the church’s financial situation at the beginning of 2016.
This week, the Presiding Bishopric provided an update on where we are with these generous commitments.
- Of the 253 one-time gifts committed, we have received 95 percent.
- Of the 627 sustaining commitments, we have received about 76 percent for 2016.*
As we look to the new year, we ask for your continued prayers and support. The ongoing fulfillment of annual commitments over the next several years is essential in sustaining ministries. If you made a one-time gift in 2016 and are in a position to respond again in 2017, your generosity will shape our ability to respond to missional opportunities going forward.
Thank to those who have responded. Our ability to sustain vital, life-changing ministries around the world depends on these ongoing expressions of our true capacity to give.
Offering Envelopes and e-Tithing Focus Us on Holistic Mission
President Veazey has called our Mission Initiatives "foundational and essential to the church’s life!" Beginning January 1, USA offering envelopes will reflect this holistic emphasis. You will enter a single amount on the Worldwide Ministries side of the envelope to be used across all five initiatives to support Christ’s mission—our mission—holistically, around the world. Envelopes in other countries will be updated as stock is depleted. E-Tithing categories will change by the end of March.
To honor World Conference Resolution (WCR) 773, envelopes for the first Sunday of each month will have space for a contribution to Abolish Poverty, End Suffering, allowing for oblation giving. This will be in addition to the opportunity to give an amount to Worldwide Mission Tithes.