Our Christmas Outreach Offering is a special part of the Hopevale legacy. Since 2010, our church has given over $823,000 to bless others beyond the four walls of our church all in the name of Jesus. Through the years your generosity of many has funded local and global projects, most of which are carried out directly by those who call Hopevale their church home.
This year with the vision to begin a Hopevale Church in Bay City, our church leadership wants to keep the same purpose of the Christmas Outreach Offering while also broadening its scope. So with this year’s offering, we want to:
- Continue to fund local and global ministry projects like we’ve done in the past.
- Pay for one-time, upfront purchases needed to launch Hopevale—Bay City.
- Cover the first year of operations for Hopevale—Bay City as much as possible.
To achieve these objectives, we have set a giving goal of $350,000 for this year’s Christmas Outreach Offering. While that sounds like a lot of money, $350,000 is just over two times the amount of what’s been given to the Christmas Outreach Offering in each of the last two years. When we combine your generous giving this year with an additional $200,000 we have already saved for Bay City, we’ll be able to turn this vision into a reality.
We are extending our giving window from October 15 to December 31. An earlier start not only gives us a longer time frame to reach this bigger goal, but it will also help us with upfront purchases that need to happen in October and November.
The Scriptures encourage us to give willingly, cheerfully, and generously (2 Corinthians 9). Please prayerfully consider how you can give toward this year’s Christmas Outreach Offering and be a part of the vision to touch even more lives with the love of Jesus.