Community of Christ

COVID-19  Ongoing Response

Contributions Update

Worldwide Mission Tithes Update Through May 2020

6/15/2020

Thank you—your generosity is making an impact!

Christ’s mission becomes visible as we respond to the Spirit.

Don’t forget to sign up for eTithing if you haven’t already.

2020 Worldwide Mission Tithes Update Through April

5/22/2020

Thank you for your generosity during these challenging times!

Remember eTithing is a great way to financially share even when we are physically apart.

Your support is what makes local and global mission possible.

Bridge of Hope Total Reaches $71.1 Million

As we close out the financial period from 1 July–31 December, 2019, church leaders have provided an update on Bridge of Hope. Including budget support and additional contributions, $71.1 million has been received. Thank you to all those who are working so hard toward reaching our $120 million goal!

Financial Support for Mission During the Pandemic

Many thanks to those who have been able to continue supporting mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. World church leaders are grateful to those using eTithing or mailing their mission tithes to congregational financial officers or International Headquarters.

Traditionally, almost 80 percent of mission tithes come through the offering plate. However, because the church is not physically gathering to worship, and because some members and friends face financial hardship during this emergency, local and worldwide mission tithes have substantially declined. While it is difficult to project or accurately report what is happening, the Presiding Bishopric monitors funds received on a weekly basis and is adjusting plans as needed.

One bright spot is increased use of eTithing: In March and April to date, 363 individuals/families have signed up for this online method of giving. Thank you to those who are trying this method of giving!

As you are able, church leaders ask you continue to contribute and even consider increasing your giving to local and worldwide mission tithes. ETithing is the easiest way. Or, send a check to your congregational financial officer or to International Headquarters, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, Missouri, 64050, USA.

If you are struggling financially, reach out to your congregation or mission center financial officer for Oblation aid.


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