This year we’re giving it all away!
Every year since Trinity began we have had a Gift Day. Gift Day is when we give over and above our regular giving as an act of faith, thanksgiving and worship. In past years we have given, for example, to local organizations that serve the poor like Union Gospel Mission, and to church-planting in Toronto, the Maritimes and Mexico. In years past, however, we have always had to use the majority of our Gift Day giving to finance the basic needs of Trinity Central Church – paying the bills.
This year is different. First, we recognize a greater need than ever around us. 2020 has been a difficult year for most people, and many are struggling financially and otherwise in Canada and around the world. We feel called to meet that need in some small way. Second, God has graciously seen to it that even in this difficult time, our giving has stayed close to our budget projections. Coupled with savings from years past, we are in a position to give away our Gift Day – so that’s what we are going to do!
We plan to give to church planting and helping the poor. In terms of church planting, we will give a significant portion of the Gift Day for the North Shore church plant that John and Kate Payne are leading. You can find out more about that by watching this video.
We are also planning to help people in need both locally and internationally. Internationally, we have a sister church in the Near East region of the world that is stretched very thin helping thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflicts in the Middle East. We would love to give to the great work they are doing. Locally, we want to bless organizations like Union Gospel Mission that care for the poor in Vancouver. Additionally, we would love to support local charities doing great work that are nominated by each of the Clusters (West, Central and North-East). If you have an idea for a charity that we could bless using Gift Day proceeds, please contact your LifeGroup leaders.
If you would like to give, just follow this link.