The September Special Offering is for Heifer International. Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach offers more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. You can learn more at www.heifer.org.
The offering will be formally received on Sunday, September 9. As with all our special offerings, you are welcome to give at any time (always make checks payable to Niles Discovery Church). You can also give online: go to our church webpage and click the “donate” button at the top of the page.
Niles Discovery Church receives a special offering each month. With that many possibilities for special giving, you may need to choose which ones are most important to you. You can see the schedule of special offerings at http://j.mp/speoff2018 or call the church office we will mail you one.
Thanks to your generosity, our August Special Offering of school supplies provided 76 backpacks (a record number), 21 lunchboxes, 2 boxes of binder paper and spiral notebooks, a bag of pens and pencils (49 dozen to be exact), a bag of glue and glue sticks (214), a bag of crayons, markers and colored pencils, a bag of erasers (66), and other miscellaneous supplies. The administrative staff at the Family Resource Center were delighted with everything, but then, we have a reputation to uphold. They were ready with three carts to bring in everything from the packed car, instead of the usual one!