Special Offering Days
For more information and resources, visit http://disciplesmissionfund.org/special-offerings/
"Special Days in the life of the church often allow us to focus our worship, celebrations and fellowship around moments that are central to our faith.
Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings also provide an opportunity to highlight specific ministries as part of our faith celebrations.
There are four Disciples Mission Fund Special Day Offerings received each year during Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, and Christmas seasons. Also, Special Mission Fund offerings for Week of Compassion and Reconciliation Ministry are received in the last two Sundays of February (Week of Compassion) and the last Sunday of September and the first Sunday of October (Reconciliation). Each offering supports a specific ministry providing critical resources."
Focus December 2019
Christmas Offering Benefiting Regional Ministries
Received in many congregations on Dec. 15 and 22, 2019.
Each year during the Advent Season, the Regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are invited to share the stories of the work and ministries in their areas that members and friends support with their finest gifts in preparation for the Christmas Offering. This work includes:
- Connect congregations to each other
- Foster faith development
- Gather Disciples in camps, conferences, and assemblies
- Nurture the development of a new generation of pastors
- Assist churches in calling new ministers
- Interpret the global mission of the Church
- Represent the Church in ecumenical gatherings
- Counsel and pray with those who are troubled of spirit
- Lead the Church to address racism
- Inspire leaders to experiment and create
- Witness to the power of God to make things new
The Christmas Special Day offering supports all of these and many other ministries of our regions, including the Northwest. In your congregation, through email, and the Northwest Region's social media network, you'll see personal reflections from leaders in the region to highlight just a few of the areas the NWRCC is at work throughout Advent, in text and video.
Please download the set of bulletin inserts, other promotional resources, and note the video links here:
Resources for Congregations
Please find art work for your websites, newsletters, and social media, along with printable bulletin inserts below. Connect to coordinating videos with these YouTube links. If you need a downloadable video file, please contact Amber at the Regional Office.
2019 Christmas Offering- Regional Minister: Where in the region is the Regional Minister?
2019 Christmas Offering- Administration and Events: Seeing the Gifts
2019 Christmas Offering- Commission on Ministry: Nurturing the Gifts We Bring
2019 Christmas Offering- Youth and Children's Ministry: The Gifts of "Different"