We give because God gave first
Giving gifts: It's a central part of Christmas. We celebrate the gift God gives us in Jesus by sharing gifts with each other. Whether we choose items to buy or make something at home, giving presents to family and friends is part of our Christmas tradition.
At Faith Church, we hear and obey Jesus when he said that the two greatest commandments were to "love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength" and to "love your neighbor as yourself."
It's become a tradition at Faith to give a gift to a ministry that is loving God and neighbor. One hundred percent--every single dollar--of our offering received at our Christmas Eve worship gatherings and all financial donations received at our Christmas Day dinner goes into this gift, as do special offerings given by Faith family and friends above and beyond their weekly offering.
Christmas offering recipient for 2020: Sowing Seeds in Belize
Sowing Seeds in Belize resources and enables village farmers in remote locations in Belize to realize a greater financial stability as well as to train and empower women through vocational training so they can share in that financial stability. They "come alongside" villagers to develop agricultural projects and entreprenurial development.
For the past few years, Faith Church has partnered with Sowing Seeds in Belize's container project, helping to fill a shipping container with bikes, clothes, kitchen equipment, gardening tools, books, desks, shoes and much more to support SSIB's work with our neighbors to the south.
Watch the video below to learn so much more about the good work of Sowing Seeds in Belize:
how to give
As our Christmas Eve worship gathering will be held online only this year, we are hoping that those who would have joined us in person will still donate to this Christmas gift.
We offer easy and secure giving online; click here to give.
Other giving options are listed below; just be sure to indicate your gift is for the "2020 Christmas Offering."
Thank you for supporting Sowing Seeds in Belize as they love God, love their neighbors, and change the world.
All our digital options include standard security protocols to keep your information safe.
Need additional information about giving at Faith? Contact our office at 814.355.3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.