Stewardship

The stewardship department encourages faithful financial support of the Lord’s work through spiritual motivation. It has a selection of materials to assist the church in educating church members in faithful tithing and support of church budget.

 

Offertory Reading

December 13, 2014
Adventist Community Services (ACS)

A child on Friday knows his next meal awaits on Monday morning—that’s a long time for a stomach to growl, but wait, the child’s eyes brighten as a counselor shares a little box of healthy snacks.

Retirees gather twice a week to stretch, balance, gently twist and turn—keeping them in shape during their golden years.

An unemployed mom gratefully selects breads, vegetables, and fruits from a food bank.

Babies no longer wear washed and rewashed disposable diapers.

Tutored children now read.

A family finds furniture for their burned out home.

Free or very inexpensive recycled clothing, warm young bodies.

Community gardens grow more than produce— friendships grow as well.

Free medical and dental care bless those who have no other health options.

These and more than 40 more ministries represent the hands and hearts of Adventist Community Services throughout Upper Columbia Conference. “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” Matthew 25:40 NLT

Thank you for your generous gift for today’s offering that will bless Adventist Community Services!

Patty Marsh, ACS Director
Upper Columbia Conference

 

2014 North American Division
Mission Investment Projects

 

Lake Union Conference Mission Investment Projects
 

1. The inner city school districts consider churches to be resources for the community. The projects are to go to the various schools and offer spiritual programs, such as Vacation Bible School (FLAG camp), and to train leaders to assist the impoverished. These dynamic programs create and foster friendships and evangelistic connections within the community.

2. The project at the Burns Seventh-day Adventist Church, located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, is primarily focused on providing a soup kitchen, mentoring programs for high-risk teens, and conducting Revelation and Eternity Prophecy seminars. Other areas of emphasis are self-development seminars, including drugs, alcohol, finances, divorce, and domestic violence awareness.  Also included are tending to two community greenhouses and a community garden.

 
Columbia Union Mission Investment Project
 
SOULS EAST: The purpose of this project is the restoration of character through true education. This initiative will develop leadership that will labor for the conversion of souls, as Jesus commissioned us. One objective is to inspire and empower churches each year to develop a culture of evangelism. This will empower youth and young adults to be engaged in the mission of the church. SOULS East will recruit, train, mentor, and send out teams of students to work with local churches in the cycle of evangelism through Bible work, literature ministry, and health ministry. These activities will take place throughout the Columbia Union in selected areas and churches and will be in partnership with SOULS West, http://soulswest.org/