Weekly Offering Appeal
Each week, a special offering appeal is designated by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists to help further the work of the gospel.
To give to this cause, fill out a tithe envelope at church and write in the name of the special offering recipient. An offering appeal schedule is also at the welcome desk.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Tithe is a tenth portion (10%) of your income that God claims as His (Lev. 27:30). In the Seventh-day Adventist Church, contributions designated as tithe are pooled to support the gospel ministry of the world church.
Because tithe is reserved for a special purpose, freewill offerings provide the funding for many other necessary functions including expenses of the local church. Offerings are a gift above and beyond tithe. The giving percentage is left to the individual, but a personal giving plan (PGP) provided by the worldwide church and used by many suggests 3-5% of income be donated to the local church budget, 2-3% to the world church, and 1-2% to the local conference.
Your contribution to the church budget is what covers the day-to-day expenses and ministries of Really Living, including some staff salaries, church office expenses, utilities, facility maintenance, constituent fees to GAA, and all local ministry and outreach expenses. We count on your faithful giving to help us meet our obligations and fulfill our vision.