Elevate Church

Christmas Offering 2016

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Dec 16

Christmas Offering 2016

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christmas-offering
On December 4th, I’m inviting everyone connected with Elevate Church to participate in our annual year end Offering. This is the time of year where we put feet to our faith – where we show our community and world the love of Jesus. The idea is that as we buy gifts for other people, we want our largest, most extravagant gift to go to Jesus and what He died for – The CHURCH.

Through this special initiative, we have the opportunity to lead people, both in San Diego and around the world, to become passionate followers of Christ!

As you buy presents for people this season, I encourage you to ask the Lord how He would lead you to participate in our Christmas Offering.  Here are the specific things the offering will support:

  • Operation Christmas Child. We packed over 700 boxes this year through OCC Packing Parties! Over seven hundred children around the world receiving a better Christmas! It is $7 a box to ship these gifts. We want to help cover the shipping costs of these boxes to ensure they get into the hands of the kids and their families. It is a great opportunity to touch lives for Christ around the world!
  • Church planting efforts around the United States. Jesus is building HIS Church and we want to be a part of it too. Did you know that as a part of the ARC organization we help plant ONE church every four days in America? Wow, that is incredible!
  • Upgrades in our worship environment. These upgrades will enhance the overall sound and quality of our Sunday Worship Experience. We have baptized 23 people this year and Over 50 people have made decisions for Christ in one of our worship experiences! These improvements will help us keep reaching people with the life giving message of Jesus each week.
  • Year-end financial gifts to our local mission partners who make a difference every day in our city – Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center & the San Diego Rescue Mission.

As you shop for friends, family members, and co-workers, prayerfully consider giving a gift that will have eternal impact.

Other details about the offering:

  • Our goal is to raise $20,000 for these efforts.
  • The offering will be received at the end of the service on December 4th.
  • Other ways to give this season:

1) Online Givinggive any time between now and the end of the year at elevatesandiego.com/give.  Once on the giving page, choose “Christmas” to designate your giving for this special offering.

2) Text Giving: Send a txt to 84321 with an amount and the word “Christmas”. – i.e. “20 Christmas”

3) Mail Your Giving: You can give by December 31st through the mail.

Send checks to Elevate Church, P.O. Box 910777 San Diego, CA 92191-0777.

Jesus came to bring HOPE to a hurting world.  Would you begin asking God today about what He would have you give over and above your regular tithes & offerings to give HOPE through the Christmas offering?

If you have any other questions about this special offering or ways to give, you can email info@elevatesandiego.com and we will help any way we can.

Join us and let God stretch your faith as we together make an ETERNAL difference!

Grateful For YOU,

Pastor Kevin