“And now, because of my devotion to the Temple of my God, I am giving all of my own private treasures of gold and silver to help in the construction. This is in addition to the building materials I have already collected for his holy Temple. Now then, who will follow my example and give offerings to the Lord today?” (1 Chronicles 29:3-6 NLT)
Christmas in the U.S.A. has become in large part about materialism and consumerism. Starting in early November until the end of the year, there is a huge cultural push to spend ridiculous amounts of money on things that, if we are honest, we don’t really need. As followers of Christ, we desire the holidays to be a time of year when we are thinking about giving; a time to be radically and over-the-top generous – to give toward something that matters for eternity. We long to be like God who gave us the most generous gift ever given – His one and only Son, Jesus.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…(John 3:16).
What Is the Legacy Offering?
Once a year we bring a special offering—one that requires sacrifice and one that builds a legacy for future generations. This offering enables us to take a giant leap forward in fulfilling the big opportunities God has placed before us.
You can give toward this year’s Legacy Offering anytime on or before Sunday, December 10, 2017. You can also give through the end of the year.
Listen to pastor Kent sharing about Legacy Sunday (click here)
Where Will The Money Go?
We exist to help people encounter the love of Jesus Christ and walk with Him. This Legacy Offering will focus on two areas that align with our mission.
Missions – One-half will go to missions. We will split the money four ways between local, regional, national, and international missions. Additionally, we will have our church family submit ideas for national and international ministries to donate and then we will choose one from amongst them. The criteria for national and international missions are: 1) It must be Christian. 2) It must have a website. 3) It must be tax deductible.
- Local – The Salvation Army
- Regional – Amirah (recovery for trafficked women)
- National and/or International – TBD
- Missions Fund – grants to people who want to go.
Journey Church – One-half will go toward Journey. Each year there are opportunities and needs that arise and we want to be ready for opportunities – big and small – that God sends our way!
Will you help us raise $20,000 that builds a legacy for future generations?
How are we going to reach our $20K Goal?
Amounts can vary (this is an example, give at whatever amount the Lord directs):
- 1 person at $5000
- 2 people at $2500 – $5000
- 3 people at $1000 – $3000
- 4 people at $500 – $2000
- 8 people at $250 – $2000
- 20 people at $100 – $2000
- 12 people at $50 – $600
- 16 people at $25 – $400
How To Give
Give your gift on or before December 10, 2017.
- Give on Sunday – Give it during the regular offering time. Simply mark “Legacy 2017” in the box that says “other”
- Give Online – Visit easytithe.com/jcboston and choose “Legacy 2017” in the dropdown menu
- Text-to-Give – Text your gift to 617-219-9336 with the word “Legacy 2017”. Example “1000 Legacy 2017”
- Give By Mail – send gifts to P.O. Box 380320; Cambridge, MA 02238-0320 and earmark them “Legacy 2017”
* For other giving methods visit jcboston.org/give
Join the Legacy Team
When to Give
We are asking people to give their gifts on or before Sunday December 10, 2017 but if need be, you can give your offering any time before December 31, 2017 at midnight.