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Giving Update

 


General Fund Giving

Jan 1, 2019 to Sept 15, 2019

Giving to 9.15.19:

$2,623K

Goal to 9.15.19:

$2,583K

Ahead by:

$40K

 


In May of 2017, Redeemer officially became three smaller, neighborhood-based churches on the East Side, the West Side and Downtown and as God provides, we plan to add more local worship sites in new neighborhoods. On Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, the West Side launched Redeemer Lincoln Square. In 2018 Redeemer Downtown launched a new site—meeting on Wednesday nights—Downtown LAB, and in fall 2019 Redeemer East Side plans to launch a new East Harlem worship site. Please consider giving generously to the Redeemer family of churches and ministries so that we can continue to support the growing needs of ministering and serving the gospel movement God is growing in neighborhoods across New York City.


 Q2 Giving and Expenses

Redeemer Downtown's giving goal for 2019 is $3.9MM. With a giving goal of $3.9MM, we would need a total of $325K in monthly giving to reach our giving goal.

Below, take a look at our giving and expenses for Q2.

You can see in the graphic below that we have given $1.87M toward our 2019 giving goal of $3.9M. As of June 30, our giving trails expenses by $210K. The gold box shows our expenses through Q2 by category. "Office & Sunday Rent" is the rent we pay both for our office space on 46th street and our Sunday worship services at The Salvation Army”. "Central Services & Central Ministries" includes HR, Finance, IT, Design, Video, CFW and Redeemer Counseling Services. During the summer months, historically we see giving drop off, and we anticipate that by the end of the third quarter we will trail our expenses more than we do now. As many of you know we have recently made some difficult but necessary cuts to the budget. With these cuts we project expenses to be lower in the second half of the year. When our Q3 update is published, we will provide updated numbers for our expected expenses and giving goal as these cuts were made in Q3.

Please consider setting up your online recurring giving today — downtown.redeemer.com/recurring.

 


 

What does holistic generosity look like?

The first community of Christians in the book of Acts were radically generous with their possessions — because of their newly found boldness and fearlessness that came out of an assurance in Christ’s love. It was the quality of their generous community that demonstrated and proved the reality that the gospel changes lives.

At Redeemer we want to model a community of Christians who live sacrificial lives of generosity across many fronts. From opening our homes to others to forgiving those who hurt us, generosity takes many forms. Of course, this includes sacrificial giving — stewardship of your finances. Paul was talking about money when he wrote, “Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6).

Nevertheless, as you see, financial giving is not the only kind of generosity we need poured out at Redeemer. In fact, for many of us living and working in this busy city, the giving of time to foster new relationships or to serve in a ministry routinely may even be the more challenging form of generosity. Whatever your sacrifices would be in living a more generous life for God and for others, we invite you to consider a holistic approach that includes being generous through service to ministries, through relationships, through hospitality, through the privileges and power we hold, and lastly, through our wealth.


I need help making a gift

If you need help making a gift online, via check, stock or donor-advised fund please contact Priscilla Dewing at: (917) 206-1427 or [email protected].


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