America for Christ- Discipleship: A Journey of Grace

Special Offering for March 2015: America for Christ

America for Christ- Discipleship: A Journey of GraceThe March Special Offering is the annual America for Christ offering presented by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.

“As [we] journey through our community, [we] see countless people in need of Jesus’ love and healing touch. … What difference can [we] make in addressing so many needs? Together, we can make a difference by supporting the America for Christ Offering of 2015.

The theme this year-“Discipleship: A Journey of Grace, “ based on Titus 2:11-13, is a wonderful reminder that Jesus’ public ministry was all about connecting and car-ing for people in need. On each day of his journey, the compassion of Jesus was felt by someone else.

In “Meditations of the Heart,” Howard Thurman, African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, civil rights leader and founder of a multicultural church, wrote:

I will lift up mine eyes. Scarcely knowing it, I have become increasingly self-centered, my mind focused upon all the details of my little life and the endless trivialities of a daily rou-tine. I hover over all my little aches and pains, my petty annoyances, my little frustrations… Then out of no place comes sometimes a gentle, sometimes startling reminder and I lift up mine eyes… I will lift up mine eyes to life, that I may read the guideposts along my way and not miss the important turning in the road. I will lift up mine eyes to love, that I may not close the door of my heart to the knocking hand, the tender cry, the anxious reach. I will lift up mine eyes to God, that I may meet His spirit not only in the high place, the great moment, the penetrating call, but also in the byways, the little duties, the stinging irritations and the sad and bottomless renunciations. And for me this is enough.

We learned that we should live to love because true freedom in Christ enables us to do so by the power of the Spirit in our life. The outworking of God’s grace will be seen most often during difficult times. God’s grace is being manifested in our lives as we gladly seek to help others carry their burdens. …”

The America for Christ Offering allows us to help others in their journeys through life in a large number of ways.

Please help support our church to meet our goal of $850.

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