We will be celebrating Easter in just a few weeks. I think you will enjoy all that we have planned for Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter. Our theme this year is The Journey to the Cross. We want everyone who attends to experience the story of Easter. Please plan to be at all the services and invite your family and friends to join you.
One of the ways we celebrate the story of Easter is by giving to a special Easter offering. This years offering is important to the overall financial health of the church. Our fiscal year ends April 30 and we want to end strongly. One of the added expenses this year that was not budgeted is our new security effort. I think we are doing a great job at being proactive as a church in regards to security. The cost of adding police officers on Sunday morning and for special ministry programs like UPWARD Basketball will cost around $13,000 that we do not have in the budget. We need the help of the congregation to have the funds to pay for this important issue. It would be nice if we didn’t need to be concerned about security but we are living in a day and age that we must do our part in keeping our children and congregation safe.
It’s a privilege to give to the Lord through supporting the ministry of the church. Giving over the last month or so has been down due to so many people traveling and the bad weather. God always takes care of our needs but He does it through His followers faithfully giving of their finances for the ministry of the church. Please faithfully give of your tithes and offering to the Lord so that His ministry here at The Gathering Place at NSBC will have all the funding needed to meet the needs of the different ministries and endeavors. Please consider how God wants you to give this Easter season. Thank you!