March Benevolence - America for Christ
For the month of March we will be collecting a special offering to benefit American Baptist Church (ABC) America for Christ offering.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galations 6:9-10
The America for Christ Offering is the American Baptist response to the needs of home missions within and beyond the local congregation in witness and service for Christ as mandated by the Great Commission. Gifts are channeled through National Ministries and Regional Ministries to fund home mission, education and local community ministries.
The “Healing Communities” theme is a passionate reminder to join with diverse communities in engaging existing resources, expanding our understanding, and nurturing community healing that encourages mutual transformation. Your generous AFC gifts supported the following ministries last year:
“Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” — rebuilding the island one church and one building at a time.
Scholarships and Emerging Leaders — providing scholarships to students to help ease the debilitating effects of excessive student-loan debt.
Immigration and Refugee Resettlement — partnering with organizations that have resettled more than 100,000 displaced persons from across the world.
Rizpah’s Children — partnering with agencies that provide support to children living in poverty.
Additional supported ministries include Disaster Response, Volunteer Mobilization, Prisoner Re-Entry and Community Outreach Ministries.
adapted from abhms.org