The May Special Offering is called Blankets+. This offering goes to Church World Service (CWS), our ecumenical partner in coordinating and providing emergency relief globally. Through the Blankets+ offering, you literally provide blankets to people who have been displaced from their homes because of natural disaster and violence. Some of the offering is used for other emergency and development programs of Church World Service.
Imagine your family is forced to leave your home. It’s a dark night, and you‘ve been walking on dirt roads for hours. You stop at a registration center, where you receive critical supplies to help your family before continuing your journey. Among those supplies are blankets, a hot meal, emergency food rations, and hygiene kits.
These gifts of hospitality are only possible because congregations like Niles Discovery Church support the CWS Blanket+ Program. This special offering will be officially received Sunday, May 11. 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://bit.ly/2019specialoffering.
Last month Niles Discovery Church raised an impressive $959 for the Pacific School of Religion and Chapman University. Our church has a reputation for generosity, so again thank you for giving what you can.