Two weeks ago we announced that our annual Cornerstone Christmas love offering would be collected this year for The Hope House in Galax. The Hope House exists to provide shelter and temporary housing for the homeless and hurting in the Galax area. Many of the residents have attended Cornerstone, and we have seen first hand the love and support that the Hope House provides.
THIS WEEK, on December 15th, we will be collecting a special love offering for The Hope House. A love offering is a special offering that is above and beyond your normal giving to the church. We encourage you to prayerfully and sacrificially give to this ministry. They are also expanding the ministry to include a new women’s shelter. We have recognized this as a significant need in our community, and we are excited to partner with the Hope House to make this a reality.
We will also accept gifts on December 22nd as well, so if you are out of town, you will have another chance to contribute to this special offering. And finally, we encourage you to also be generous in your support of the ministry at Cornerstone. Going into December, we are lagging behind our budget by approximately 8%, and we want to make it up during December by finishing the year strong. In the past, we have been able to match the funds that come in for the Christmas offering, and our goal is to be able to do that yet again. You can also give online at mycornerstone.org/online-giving and designate your gift for the Hope House.
2 Corinthians 9:13-15, NLT
13 As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. 14 And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. 15 Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!