I saw a news story today about a new movie documentary called “Babies,” the story of the first year of life for four babies in different parts of the world. Just watching the short clips that I saw, all I can think is, “It doesn’t matter where we come from, we’re not that different.”
It also reminded me of how important it is to raise our children well. If you have kids, you want to raise your kids well. And as a church, we want to participate with you in raising your kids well.
To do this, we offer programs like Vacation Bible School (July 26-30) and Sunday School. But we want to do more for our kids! We’re committed to that!
As a result, 50% of this year’s Pentecost Offering (which will be received the next two Sundays) will go toward Northminster’s Children’s Ministry. At this time, we have only a very small budget for our Children’s Ministry, which means that a lot of times the cost of teaching a Sunday School class comes out of our teachers’ own pockets.
I’m so grateful to our Sunday School teachers and their willingness to pay for supplies themselves, but I’d love for all of us to get behind them and support our children as a whole church!
The other 50% of the Pentecost Offering will also go to children’s ministries, primarily children at risk. Here are the other areas of ministry that will be blessed by your giving:
Please give generously to the Pentecost Offering over the next two weeks. You will bless not only the children of our own church, but also children and youth all over the world!