Mission and Outreach sponsors, Christmas Offering

Romans: 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

December 2017

Dear Church Family,

Throughout the year, members of the Congregational Church of Topsfield reach out and give of their time, talent, and treasure in many ways. During the Christmas season, it has been a tradition in our church to offer members and friends the opportunity to make a special contribution. This year the Board of Mission and Outreach has selected Lazarus House in Lawrence for our Christmas offering:

Lazarus House is a gospel-based ministry and welcomes all in the name of God. They provide a continuum of care for homeless families and individuals encompassing, but not limited to: food, shelter, clothing, advocacy, education, work preparation, a listening ear, a welcoming heart and the restoration of dignity and self-respect to people who are poor and in dire need. For many in desperate need, the Lazarus House Emergency Shelter is both the last line of defense and the first ray of hope. Less than 1% of Lazarus House income is from government sources, so Lazarus House relies on the generosity of donors.

You can learn more about this ministry to the homeless at their web site

Lazarus House Ministries

We hope at this time of rejoicing in Jesus’ birth you are able to remember those who are less fortunate than we are today. Thank you in advance for your generous offering, which can be made using the Christmas envelope provided in your pledge packet or special envelopes in the church pews.

Wishing you every blessing of the Season,

The Board of Mission and Outreach

James Barnes, Kathy Hartmann, Pam Warren
Sue Blanchard, Cathy Szymanski, Claudia Worth,
John Burgess, Guido Voss

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