Each year Redeemer takes a special offering at Christmas – an offering that is above and beyond our normal tithes and offerings. This year our Finance Team has dedicated these gifts to the 3 following areas: The Treasure solar-powered audio Bibles, Child Advocacy Center of Clinton County, and Open Table.
God speaks my language. The Treasure is a solar powered, audio Bible. Cost effective and smaller than an iPhone it can handle most hostile environments. Each audio Bible costs $40.00 and contains up to 800 hours of searchable audio material. This device can be loaded with one of hundreds of languages depending on who will be receiving the Bible. The audio Bibles purchased through this offering will be given to our missionary in Nigeria – the Shepherds – to be distributed to patients of the VVF Center that he works in. To hear an example visit: https://worldmission.cc/treasure. More information can be found at www.worldmission.cc.
The Child Advocacy Center is a community based, child-focused and child-friendly facility where representatives from service agencies throughout the county meet to discuss and make decisions about the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. In previous years, if Clinton County did a forensic interview in a child abuse or neglect case, they would have to depend on CAC centers in other counties. Starting this fall Clinton County opened it’s own CAC building. Funding for this program will be through grant awards, financial gifts, in kind donations, fundraisers and event participation. More information can be found at www.VoiceForClintonCountyChildren.org.
Open Table is an organization that assists individuals who are aging out of the foster care system and vulnerable to human trafficking. Table Members share their vocational and life experiences to help transform a life. Rather than simply providing food, money, or clothing, the Table develops a relationship; becoming friends, identifying resources, and giving hope and encouragement through their time and experiences. Money raised during the Christmas Offering will be used for both administrative costs and direct aid to the Open Table client. More information can be found at http://www.theopentable.org/
Redeemer is excited to support these 3 initiatives with 100% of the Christmas offering.
To make a gift, simply use the Christmas offering envelope in your monthly mailing or pew racks (or mark any envelope with “Christmas Offering”). A gift can also be made through the mobile app, online under “Give Now” or simply text a donation amount with the word CHRISTMAS to 517-731-0518. (Example: $25.00 CHRISTMAS)