In December of 2010, Hopevale decided to begin a new tradition during our Christmas Services. The encouragement was for us all to spend a little less on Christmas and give towards a special fund designated to bless people outside the walls of Hopevale. "All for others, not one penny for us" has captured the spirit of our giving to this fund.
Since 2010, over $820,000 has been given to this initiative. Those gifts are over-and-above the generous, regular giving of our congregation - amazing! Over the years, these dollars have mobilized our congregation to be even more actively engaged in local and global Outreach. It's not about cutting checks; it's about this church seeing needs and getting our hands dirty to make an impact for the Kingdom.
Together, we've provided food for those who are hungry, medical care to those who are without it, encouragement to the downtrodden, and the hope we have in Jesus to those who feel hopeless. We're excited for the ways this fund will be invested to further the Kingdom in 2017 - join us!
If you are part of a Community Group or other small group at Hopevale, CLICK HERE to find out more about submitting a request for Christmas Outreach Offering funds.