We are so thankful that despite the myriad of challenges the last 2 years have brought, our Heavenly Father inspired His people to continue to give generously. Thank you to all concerned. Our financial giving is one way in which we learn to rely on God. In turn, the church is wiser to rely upon the Lord rather than accumulated savings.
The target for Gift Day is in two parts: regular and one-off Gifts. These targets serve two different church needs.
There is always a target for regular giving because, every year there may be a reduction in membership for different reasons as well as other unforeseen factors. Thankfully the Lord knows our needs and it’s been a joy to see other families join in recent years as well as some renewing fellowship. The target for regular giving is present particularly to encourage new members of the congregation to share in the work of the church.
One-off gifts at this time, allow Kinawley & Holy Trinity to meet its annual financial needs, but this target also recognises that some of us are not able to give regularly and it is right that we all have an opportunity to share in the work of Lord in the practical way. It would also be our prayer down the line to see some of this one-off giving being used to support mission. Perhaps we can become not just a people of ‘maintenance’ but one which is outward looking and gospel-centred. Generous to others because we realise how much God has done for us? Please keep praying for such a mindset in our parish.