Easter special offering connects, calls Disciples together
In nearly every corner of the world, Disciples are making a difference. Congregations, groups, and individuals all across the U.S. and Canada, and their mission partners around the globe, are bringing wholeness to their communities.
We serve meals to local homeless populations, tutor students after school, and speak out on issues impacting our neighborhoods. We look for ways to partner with local organizations and other faith communities, finding common cause to move us toward shared visions.
When we give our time, talent, and treasure, we accomplish more together than we do apart.
We know, however, that we are only able to share our own gifts because we have received so much from God, whose generosity overflows.
As the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians, “And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11 NRSV).
We can respond to God's overflowing generosity with our own overflowing love. When we support each other, we are sharing God's love and our own, with each other, and with those who need it most.
But in such a fragmented world, it can feel overwhelming to find the best way to share wholeness and love in a meaningful way. Where should we start?
As Disciples, we know there are so many ways to serve God by serving and loving our neighbors – because we're already doing the work.
We rejoice in knowing that Disciples Mission Fund serves the Church, and the world, in ways we cannot do alone.
Michigan Disciples congregations will be receiving our DMF Easter Special Offering this Sunday morning. Look for the special offering envelopes, and give generously.