Christmas Offering

Dear FBCCH Family,

It's almost Christmas again. Along with Holiday parties, Christmas trees and Hot Chocolate there is a spirit of generosity that seems to swell up in our society. There’s something about peace on earth and goodwill towards men that makes us think about other people a little more than usual.

Once again I’m inviting everyone connected to FIRST BAPTIST OF COLLEGE HILL to participate in our Christmas Gift Offering. This is the time of year where we put feet to our faith by funding some special projects inside and outside our church. The idea here is that as we buy gifts for other people, we want our largest, most extravagant gift to go to Jesus. We’ll use 100% of donations to this offering to fund the following projects.

  • Renovation of Front Restrooms. This has been a big need for the past couple of years and we’re looking forward to upgrading. The restrooms across from the information center will be expanded and upgraded for the comfort and benefit of our members and guests.
  • Abe Brown Ministries Matching Fund. Earlier this year Brother Robert Blount presented an amazing initiative to train ex-offenders under a national program called Ready 4 Work. This program was presented as a matching grant. Some of the funds collected during our Christmas Offering will be donated to Abe Brown Ministries for this purpose.
  • New Ministry Staff Hire. As our church continues to grow, the need for additional ministry staff increases. A successful Christmas offering will allow us to add an additional ministry staff person to care for the needs of our growing family. This is a step of faith that we believe is crucial to the progress of our church.

On December 15, 2013, we will receive the Christmas Offering during all of our weekend services. We will be providing special giving envelopes and encouraging everyone to come prepared to give on that day.

If you’re going to be out of town on December 15th, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can do that in two ways (1) put the offering in a regular offering envelope and designate it for Christmas Offering or (2) click here to make your contribution. It’s safe, secure and simple to use.

Please pray about participating and jump in with us. God has given us a great mission, and we’re blessed to be able to join him in reaching our community for Christ and advancing the Gospel around the world.

Pastor Burrows