This is a generous church. We decided to do something different with Operation Christmas Child this year. The whole church donated supplies from July through November and then we had a packing party and put together over 60 boxes! That’s in addition to the boxes that generous individuals and families put together as well. The church is also funding a mission team of four people to go to Baltimore and spend three days preparing boxes for shipment overseas.
In December, we’ll collect a special offering for International Missions. These will be our “birthday gifts” for Jesus as we focus on the Reason for the Season.
Locally we are a significant part of the Canandaigua Churches in Action. We help fund a food pantry, host the Jordan Health Clinic at CCIA, secure free dental care through Supply a Smile, and provide a Resource Room that puts people in touch with a multitude of resources to help them.
All these things are made possible by the regular, faithful giving of God’s people through tithing and special giving. What a generous church. See you in church on Sunday!