From March 1, 2022 through
August 31, 2022:
12 families or individuals were assisted
$7,056 was provided for counseling, housing, food, medical, and other needs
The Benevolence Fund exists to assist those experiencing financial hardship or crises. It is intended to help members, regular attenders, an associate of a regular attender or member, or a partner-affiliated applicant. At this time we are not able to take applications from the community at large.
Our Benevolence Committee carefully reviews and prays over the requests, and approved applications are paid directly to the institution where the money is owed. It is intended to be one-time assistance when other resources have been exhausted.
Here are a few more specific recent examples of people we were privileged to assist:
- An FAC attender introduced us to a friend she worked with who was in need of assistance paying for medical bills.
- Several FAC individuals and families are being assisted financially with Christian counseling costs.
- FAC members connected us with a family that was in need of assistance paying a bill due to a season of unexpected hardship. We were able to pay their bill allowing them to gain financial stability. The FAC members are continuing to invest in a relationship with this family.
This fund is not part of our General Fund but instead is supported by designated gifts. You can give to the Benevolence Fund anytime by selecting it from the menu in your online giving, by writing Benevolence Fund on the memo line of your check, or by dropping it in the giving box marked Benevolence Fund in the back of the Sanctuary. If you are aware of a need, our benevolence forms and applications can be found here.
We are so grateful to those who give towards this fund and allow us to continue this important ministry. If you have any questions about the Benevolence Fund, please contact Deb MacKay, our Executive Pastor of Strategy and Operations, or Jessica Freeburne, our Coordinator of Congregational Care.
Please note that according to IRS regulations, all contributions to the Benevolence Fund must be unconditional and without personal benefit to the donor.