Gift Day for Ministry & Mission 2020

Gift Day for Ministry & Mission 2020

This November Gift Day supports the ministry and mission of St Michael’s Church, as we aim to be a Christian heart at the centre of the community.

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Living to make a difference through discipleship, outreach and service.

One Church, One Vision

Our vision is living to make a difference by being a Christian heart at the centre of the community.

Our vision is realised by focusing on Discipleship, Outreach and Serving our Community.

To make our vision happen, we hold 2 gift days a year. One in November to support day-to-day ministry, and one in May/June to support our resources and buildings.

Giving Thanks

Our gifts make this vision possible. This year, we’ve:

Responded to Covid-19 Crisis. Investing in new technology & skill sets.

Welcomed new staff team members.   Vicky Wicks as Curate, Karen Needham, as New Housing Area Community Link Worker, and three New Wine Discipleship Year Placements: Tim Summerfield, Jemima Downing and Jacob Clothier. Also welcomed Rachel Rogers as our Students & Young Adults Worker and Assistant Youth Minister.

Thank you for joining us on this adventure of generous giving that enables our vision to become a reality

Key Priorities for the Coming Year

1:  Covid-19 response.

We aim to respond quickly to the pandemic and it’s aftermath. Continuing our Drive-in services, running Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing groups, Alpha courses and other digital and in-person outreach and communications.

2: New Housing.

Strengthen community links in Cheswick, Harry Stoke and Scholars Chase, which all sit within our parish.

3: Youth & Children’s Ministry

Invest in our teams to resource the continually expanding ministry and lead our amazing volunteers.

4: Young Adults

We sense a call to develop our students & young adults ministry to meet the specific needs of this generation in the current climate.

 

These priorities are the culmination of a three year strategic plan. Our generousity could make the difference.

Changing Times

2020 has been a challenging year, yet God has proved Himself to us as individuals and as a community. Now is the time to give thanks for God’s faithfulness in the midst of the pandemic.

2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

If you’re not yet giving.  Some of us haven’t yet been able to support our ministry and mission. Could now be your time to begin giving financially?

If you’re new to St Michael’s.   Maybe you’ve recently joined church and not yet become part of the vision to be a Christian heart at the centre of the community. Would you consider giving towards the development of our ministries to enable the vision?

If you can give more.  Some of us, despite the pandemic, are in a better financial position than before. Please pray about increasing your giving.

We’re inviting everyone to complete this simple online Response form 

Gathering our responses helps us to be able to plan next steps.

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For ways to give to St Michael’s PCC click here This includes options to donate via card.

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If you prefer, you can download a paper form. If you are responding in this way, please also give us a call or email – as the team are currently working remotely

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