Missions and Special Offerings
December 8 – MATTHEW 25
Matthew 25 works to transform core urban
neighborhoods on the west side of Cedar
Rapids, much of which was devastated by the
Floods of 2008. Matthew 25’s mission is to
“unite, empower, and change lives!” Its three
main ministry areas are Neighborhood
Building (“Block by Block,” housing,
neighborhood organizing, tool library),
Youth Empowerment tutoring, arts education, school gardens), and Cultivate Hope (urban farm, food education and advocacy). Iowa’s first urban farm was begun in 2012 by Matthew 25 to bring life, food, and nutrition education in an area of the community laid bare by the Floods of 2008. Matthew 25 is located at 201 Third Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
December 24 – WALKER FOOD BANK
Located at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Walker Food Bank serves the Walker area for those in need of food and nonperishable items.
***Please designate your offering to its intended purpose, i.e., General Fund, Building Fund, Missions, etc. by writing your instructions on your check or ‘giving envelope’. Offerings not designated will go to the General Fund.
If the needs of other beneficiaries will be met in other ways, why not make your church the owner and beneficiary of one of your life insurance policies? If you do this, you may receive a significant income tax deduction and future premiums you pay may also qualify for income tax deduction.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. This year, Giving Tuesday is on December 3rd.
Established in 2012, giving Tuesday promotes a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.