Introducing New Giving Envelopes for 2019
by Kellen Bohn
It’s that time again! As Messiah’s Business Manager, I typically turn my focus to giving envelopes this time of year. If you’ve been around Messiah for awhile, you know that we are not afraid to try new things and change things up when necessary. For a variety of reasons outlined below, it is time for a new offering envelope system.
As Messiah has grown, our envelope vendor has become unable to meet our needs. So, it’s time to change things up! Aside from doing a better job meeting our needs, our new envelopes will allow us to be better stewards of both the physical and financial resources entrusted to Messiah.
Here is what you need to know:
- Starting Sunday, November 25, if you would like offering envelopes, please pick up a pack of 50 giving envelopes located in the baskets near the church entrances. These packs will be made available year round, so when you use all 50 of your envelopes, simply grab another pack. We will no longer have “boxed” envelopes.
- Messiah will no longer rely on envelope numbers to track gifts. Your check contains everything we need to track your gift. If you choose to give a cash gift, the new envelope provides a way to include a legible name and address information for accurately tracking cash offerings.
- For families who have utilized or would like to utilize debt retirement and missions envelopes, please take a few green and blue designated envelopes from the giving kiosks designated for this purpose. They are clearly marked.
- If you haven’t already, please consider visiting messiahnetwork.org/give to set up a recurring gift to Messiah. These first-fruit gifts drastically minimize administrative work while generating greater impact. Your recurring gift multiplies over time and allows Messiah to plan as we strive to connect more people to Jesus.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. May God bless this season for you and your family. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Messiah Church and School