Special Offerings – Make an Impact

Empty-Bowl-handsWe’ve expanded the reach of our Hunger Offerings to make a real difference in the lives of others, alleviating hunger and beyond. For many years we’ve included a “Hunger Offering” within our envelope packet, which reached only about half of our congregation. This year we’re identifying key partners to provide greater support as we live into our vision to bring hope and wholeness to all people.  This new “Special Offering” will have a two month focus and will be available through mailed envelope packets or in the back of the sanctuary and at the welcome desks in each of the buildings. Your Special Offering may also be given online at popmn.org/give.

Key partners for Special Offerings include:

  • Reaching Up Ministries – Summer Loaves Program
  • Lutheran Social Service
  • Feed My Starving Children/Gift Tree/Tanzania Scholarships
  • Doulos Discovery School in the Dominican Republic
  • Lutheran World Relief

Please contribute as you feel called for any of these ministries as we highlight them throughout the year. What a great opportunity for us to partner together and make every gift matter!

Special Offerings supported Feed My Starving Children this year, and along with a Prince of Peace Foundation matching grant, our goal was reached faster than any other year. More than 420 families contributed, along with business contributions and corporate matching grants to provide more than $130,000 in funding. This provided nearly 600,000 meals from our congregation alone.

During Lent we raised $12,000 for Lutheran World Relief Hunger Challenge, joining 10,000 Lutheran congregations to make in impact on global hunger by providing food, clean water, and education for people to become self-sustaining. The goal across the country was to raise $2,000,000 to provide significant support to get at the root causes of hunger.

God takes every gift, in any amount, and multiplies it in amazing ways. Make a difference – Give generously!

May and June Special Offerings

Reaching Up Ministries – Summer Loaves Program

Our next Special Offering will provide program support for Reaching Up Ministries. This partnership was identified as a pathway to provide hope and wholeness to children and their families during the summer months through the Summer Loaves Program. A meal will be provided, along with a week’s worth of food to take home, and enrichment and resources will be provided to up to 200 children and their families at Prince of Peace. For more information visit their website: reachingupministries.org

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