A Movement of Every-Day Generosity
It's amazing to see God's creativity, love, and generosity on full display each and every day. Our church family generously gives their time, service, talents, witness, and treasures. We invite you to join us in our movement of everyday generosity!
Each and every act of generosity matters and helps change the lives of others. Everyone's gifts and service are acts of worship that bring us closer to our Creator!
It is important to celebrate the church living out God’s mission to be the hands and feet of Christ in a broken and hurting world. You are invited to give generously, trusting that our gifts work together to create a new history. One that respects the culture, and loves God.
We strive to be great stewards of the gifts you give. Giving can sometimes be a touchy subject for people. Some don't want to talk about it, others want every detail of a budget. Hopefully, what you will find is a church whose ministries you can trust. That you see and hear of lives being changed within the church, and probably more importantly, in the community.
We are continually asking ourselves, how are we improving the things and issues that people value the most? Whether that is youth growth through mentorship, decreasing homelessness, or creating a safe place for people that feel disenfranchised or even rejected for who they are as human beings. I hope you see the difference and become part of the efforts that will make Marshall a better community.
We have various funds that can be contributed to including general funds that go towards the goals of the church and making a difference in our community. In addition, we have funds that go directly to Building Maintenance, Baby Grace Ministries, our Wish list (see below), and specific funds given in memory of someone that has passed away.
As referenced above, sometimes people ask if there are small projects they can address themselves, beyond their normal giving. It may be difficult to give towards big projects when you are starting out in life with a partner and kids expenses. So we have put together an ever-changing list of things you can donate towards that will solve immediate problems without redirecting the resources we have targeted to meet our goals of changing lives. These items may eventually become part of the following year's budget, but since there is a request for this communication we have provided the list.
Some Current Ministries and Specific Items:
1. Stained Glass Window Repair
2. General Fund: This would go into a discretionary type fund that could be used for any of the below or other items that have not been budgeted.
3. Help Fund: This is a fund that goes towards helping members of the community overcome obstacles in their lives.
4. Building Fund: This will go to the maintenance of the building. The original part is over 100 years old and repairs are being completed regularly.
5. Baby Grace: Weekly distribution of Diapers and Diaper Wipes.
6. Necessity Pantry: This will go to people referred by community agencies that are in need of basics like laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, bars of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, Pine-Sol, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.
7. Celebrate Recovery Program: It is a Christ-Centered 12-step program. Items that are used are Daily Inventory books, recovery coins, Bibles, Testimonial and Worship materials as well as Leadership Training.
8. English As Second Language Program: This program will address teaching English as a second language for various ages, a Spanish class for those wishing to be able to connect with our bi-lingual community, citizenship classes that will allow individuals to avail themselves of full civic participation, as well as provide assistance with job applications, thus increasing the available workforce.
9. Youth Program. This will go towards mission trips, summer camp scholarships as well as items such as additional curriculum and tools to reach youth in new, non-traditional ways.
10. Technology Fund. This is a fund that anticipates the renewal of worship technology, internet infrastructure, software, and staff equipment.
Milwaukee 18 Volt 2 Gallon Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
Cordless Wet/Dry Recharger Kit with Battery $179.99
Space Heater $127
If you have any questions about giving in general or to a particular item feel free to one of the contact options below, including the contact form.