You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.
– 2 Corinthians 9:11-12
Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement of generosity that has emerged in the past few years to support non-profit organizations and charitable causes on a national scale. If you appreciate the resources we offer, or believe in our mission to equip individuals and Christian communities to connect more deeply with God, with each other, and with the world, please consider making a donation to Sacred Stones Ministries.
If you would like to donate in honor of a loved one, a pastor, or mentor; or in memory of someone near to your heart, please email Kerry@SacredStonesMinistries.org so we can arrange appropriate acknowledgment.
Below is a portion of last week’s message to our email list that summarizes our vision moving forward and the potential impact your gift can have.
Looking Forward with Hope
As we look back on how far we’ve come, we are also looking forward and planning for the year ahead. Our funding to date has come primarily from grants and client fees, with a small but significant amount from general donations. Moving forward, we have big dreams and visions of how we can grow our ministries and strengthen the Body of Christ: retreats for clergy spiritual renewal, online classes and webinars, writing more resources for weekly worship and faith development, hosting educational events on faith and social issues, expanding our capacity to offer spiritual formation resources, and facilitating even more experiences of mission and service.
We are excited to invite you to join us in these endeavors, and to become partners in our work to equip individuals and Christian communities to connect more deeply with God, with each other, and with the world.
Whatever you are able to give, your generosity will have an impact*:
- $1000 enables the work of planning a retreat for 25 clergywomen
- $500 provides a scholarship for one youth to participate in a week-long mission trip
- $250 supports a half-day workshop to equip volunteers in children’s ministry
- $100 sponsors creation of liturgy for a special Sunday
- $50 provides a scholarship for a pastor to attend a one-day worship planning retreat
- $25 buys one week’s supplies for children and youth ministry
- $10 helps defray the cost of volunteer background checks
While we welcome donations any day of the year, we especially invite you to consider making a contribution today, November 27, for Giving Tuesday to be part of a movement of generosity and giving back that resonates with our faith tradition.
Click here to give now, or to set up a recurring monthly donation. We look forward to continuing to partner with each of you in a variety of ways. If you have questions, ideas, or feedback for us, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.
Grace and peace in Christ,
Denise, Nani, and Kerry
*These are examples of impact. Donations will be used where most needed, unless specifically designated by the donor.