And don’t forget to do good and share with those in need.”Hebrews 13:16
The February special offering is for Blankets+. This offering goes to Church World Service, our ecumenical partner in coordinating and providing emergency relief globally. Through the Blankets+ offering, you help 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. This special offering will be officially received on Sunday, February 2.
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.
These gifts of hospitality are only possible because congregations like Niles Discovery Church support the CWS Blankets+ Program. Last year, congregational gifts from around the country provided over 100,000 blankets and kits to families impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and other crises (including homelessness and poverty).
Niles Discovery Church receives a special offering each month. With so many possibilities for special giving, you may need to choose which ones are most important to you.
Thanks to your generosity, our January Special Offering to Tri-City Volunteers raised $883.50.