Good Friday Gift Total $37,500.00
The Church throughout the centuries has chosen Good Friday as the day to present a special offering to God as a sacrifice of praise. In giving sacrificially, we seek to share with our Lord in His holy sacrifice on the Cross. The crucifixion of our Lord, the ultimate act of sacrificial giving, becomes our model for pouring ourselves out for the sake of those in need. We give with hearts of gratitude for our Lord who gave up everything that we might have the knowledge of His glory. And so it is that in giving we receive; in pouring ourselves out, we are filled; in dying, we rise to eternal life.
This year we will again be partnering with the Anglican Diocese of Jos, Nigeria. It is our desire to continue to build a long-lasting partnership with Jos, so that we can encourage and learn from each other.
In 2003, we gave to help build the Resurrection Clinic, which is a part of the Christian Institute in Jos and in 2008 we gave to build housing where families can live together during seminary. Then in 2011 we gave to expand their health clinic and open a nursery/preschool. Later in 2011, the Diocese of Jos sent a gift as part of our REACH generosity initiative toward the building of our new sanctuary.
This year's gift will go toward the construction of the Kehinde House—a three-story building providing the necessary facilities to house families and allow for the training of both pastors and their wives for ministry. In Nigeria, the pastor's wife is responsible for ministry and included in the ordination ceremony, but does not always have the opportunity to be equipped for that ministry. The desire of the Christian Institute is to be able to equip men and women to preach the gospel and serve the poor in thier villages.
To give online, click here, login, and select Good Friday Gift from the drop-down Fund menu. Or you can give cash or checks in the offering on Good Friday or at the Good Friday Gift Display in the lobby. Please make your check out to Church of the Resurrection with "Good Friday Gift" in the memo line.
As part of our REACH generosity initiative, we want to Reach Beyond Resurrection to give to the Lost and the Least in our own community and around the world. Each Good Friday we collect a special donation as part of the Lenten observance of sacrificially sharing with those in need.
You can give your gift online at churchrez.org/give by selecting the Good Friday Gift fund. Checks and other monies can be given in the offering plate at the Good Friday service, or the Good Friday table at the information center in the lobby leading up to and following Good Friday. Please make your checks out to Church of the Resurrection with “Good Friday Gift” in the memo line.
In imitation of God’s generosity toward us, let us pour out this generosity on the church in Jos, Nigeria.