In the United States, we are overwhelmed by COVID-19 and the uncertainty the pandemic brings. Yet, God is with us as we focus on what’s important and work together to build safe and sustainable communities of hope. Seeming even to overshadow Thanksgiving, our gratitude gets diverted to spending. While a wise consumer can take advantage of valid discounts, we must be careful because the “savings” enjoyed corresponds to increased spending. This year, the amount spent on Black Friday is estimated to be around $500 per person, only to be followed by Cyber Monday that could double that amount! Being good stewards is all about ethical decision-making, but our stewardship is not just about “saving” money. It’s about “investing” our resources in meaningful endeavors and organizations, too.
In response to this excessive spending, a global movement called #GivingTuesday began in 2012 as one important day of giving back to the community and promoting awareness and opportunities to invest in charitable organizations both with our time and finances. On the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, December 1, let’s kick-off the holiday season by giving back to our community! Because we live here, and grow here, let’s give here, too!
Your Financial Gifts Help Us Energize Spirits and Transform Lives
As the Advent and Christmas season begin, make Cold Spring Presbyterian Church a recipient of your on-going and special end-of-year giving. Only through your regular and generous financial support can we achieve our mission as we energize spirits and transform lives through inspiring worship of Jesus Christ, practical teaching from God’s word, innovative programs, and community-focused events and ministry. Whether you prefer to give weekly, monthly, or annually, in person or online, every gift is deeply appreciated. So much has been accomplished in 2019, and we count on your continued and generous financial and volunteer support to achieve even more in 2021, our 307th year!
Visit our giving page (here) and select an easy and convenient way to support our mission to bless greater Cape May in the name of Jesus Christ!
There’s other ways to give that matter just as much! Give by volunteering, too. Contact the office or speak with the pastor to explore an amazing assortment of opportunities to help you make a difference!
Ask someone to join you in worshipping and giving at Cold Spring Church! Inviting a friend and sharing your enthusiasm for what you are experiencing here makes a huge difference in other’s lives. It shows you care. And it is a way to show your gratitude to God for the blessings you have received!
On December 1, 2020, #GivingTuesday, and throughout December, give at Cold Spring Church, and other civic and community organizations. Thank you for making greater Cape May a better place as we put our faith into action!
Live Here. Grow Here. Give Here.
Rev. Kevin Yoho