2019 Christmas Offering and Community Meal
Annual Christmas Community Meal
This is our annual Christmas meal to the homeless and less fortunate of the Chattanooga and Tri-State area. Your financial support makes this event possible to feed over 400 plates of a traditional Christmas meal of turkey, ham, corn, green beans, potatoes with desserts and southern iced tea. Volunteers are needed also the help serve and prepare the meal.
This is the month of “Giving”! What will you give to your loved ones this year? For your kids or grandkids, maybe you’ll give a “game system”, or a bike, or some new electronic device. For your husband or wife maybe it will be a piece of jewelry or even a special trip. These are all great gifts that anyone would be thrilled to get!
Can I be so bold as to ask you for a favor? This Christmas would you consider giving someone the gift of food, shelter, and/or a chance for a changed life? I know… that sounds expensive… but for about a dollar a day, you can actually help provide these things! Your investment with the Union Gospel Mission impacts the lives of hurting people in our community.
In addition to your regular gift, through our “UGM 500” campaign, we are trying to gain 500 new “donors” or “donations”! If you are already a regular financial partner (monthly, quarterly, etc); consider making a special “new” donation commitment to help us win the “Race to Hope”! We are looking for “Partners” at $300-$499 ($25-$40/month) over the next year and “Top Qualifiers” at $500 or more ($45+/month) over the next year.
Your partnership through the “UGM 500” will allow us the opportunity to expand and upgrade our ability to minister. Through this effort the Union Gospel Mission will be able to almost double our current services. This means twice the lives impacted and twice the opportunity for Hope!
While you are planning your gifts for this Christmas season, remember a gift to the Union Gospel Mission allows us to continue “Meeting Needs, Making Change, and Magnifying Christ!”
Serving Christ and the Community,
Rev. Jon Rector