Every fellowship collection on Sunday is quickly used at the beginning of the week based on requests we receive weekly for assistance. Your first quarter gifts paid rent for 45 people, which included stopping eight evictions and helping two homeless people into housing; 22 electric bills with six families having their electricity turned back on; three gas bills; and 12 water bills. Four of the recipients were veterans, and four of the households were families, involving a total of 10 children.
Thank you for your continued support of the deacons’ Fellowship Fund. In the first quarter of 2016, our congregation contributed almost $9,000 helping 82 people and their families. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and we ask for your ongoing support and donations so that we can continue to make a difference in the Richmond community. Your donations enable us to directly impact those who need it most. You will find designated blue envelopes in the pew racks, or you may give online (select “Fellowship Fund”). [General instructions for online giving are available.]
Thanks to a generous grant from the Endowment Fund, your contributions to the Fellowship Fund will now go twice as far as before. The Endowment Fund will match the congregation’s contributionseach quarter in 2016, up to a total match of $40,000 for the year. We are very grateful to the Endowment Board for this generous support. The first quarter match of $9,000 is already available to the Fellowship Fund.
About the Fellowship Fund:
About the Fellowship Fund: The offering is quietly administered by the Board of Deacons, after a screening and approval process through our church administrative and ministerial staff, for those who have financial needs. If a non-member is in need of assistance, they must be represented through social services or another organization where a case worker can submit a request on their behalf. Members may contact a minister on staff.