Lauren and I have been receiving year-end giving appeals for well over a month. Five came in the mail today. All worthwhile.
This is because more than half of all charitable organizations receive a majority of their support in November and December, with the biggest percentage of that coming after December 15th. It’s that time of year.
A majority of Redeemer’s members give very consistently throughout the year. Thank you! But some people do make special year-end gifts. So, if you’re deciding on a year-end gift that will have a lasting impact, I hope you’ll consider giving to Redeemer. You can do so with confidence. All gifts are tax-deductible, and you can give online securely with Tithely at redeemerannapolis.org/giving. Use the pull down and select “Year-End Gift”.
Over the years, the generosity of Redeemer’s congregation has been astounding, and I know most have said No to other important things in order to say Yes to Redeemer’s work. That’s humbling. I feel sincere gratitude for this kind of commitment, and echo the words of the Apostle Paul to the Philippian church: “I thank God in all my remembrance of you.” (Phil. 1:3)
Sunday, December 23rd is the target for 2019 Giving Commitments. You can place your card in the offering on Sundays, or pledge electronically here.
Christmas Caroling at Midnight Madness
Join in for some Christmas Caroling around Downtown Annapolis. Chili and drinks served at 7:30 at Ian’s home above Kilwins at 126a Main Street. Email Ian for any information.
New & Upcoming
Wednesday Evening Prayer: An informal spoken service with discussion. Beginning September 26, 7:00PM. 32 Munroe Court, Annapolis. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Evensong: Includes sung Psalms, a hymn, and Bible study. 126a Main Street (above Kilwins) at 6:30pm. email@example.com.
Christmas Eve, 5:00 PM: We will gather at The Studio for Lessons and Carols to read and sing the Scriptures. Afterward, we’ll enjoy some laughter and refreshment together. Please bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre and bottle of wine or other drink to share.
Christmas Day: We will gather for Holy Communion at 10:00 AM.