All throughout September, there are numerous giving opportunities for us to participate in. Listed below are the offering designations for the weekend of September 23:
Rosthern Church Building Project
Our conference-wide offering this week is for the Rosthern Seventh-day Adventist Church. Located in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, the construction of their new church building is well underway. The funds raised will help them finish the project in a timely manner. Watch this video to see a tour of their new facility with Pastor Chris Arbeau.
You can contribute to this building project anytime online through the Adventist Giving site. Contributions can also be made at church, by indicating ‘Rosthern Church Building Project’ on a tithe envelope.
Funds designated here will be collected on September 23 only.
Encounter Bible Program
This is a special offering for Adventist education within the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada. The Adventist Encounter Bible curriculum is being introduced across Canada this school year and needs our help.
“How excited I am to take this walk with God along with my students!” wrote one
teacher after the recent Encounter teacher training. We invite you to partner with us—schools, homes, and churches—to provide Bible resources that invite students to encounter Jesus.
That’s the goal of the new Adventist Encounter Bible curriculum. It is designed, not only to
give students content knowledge of the Bible, but to lead them into a personal relationship
with Jesus and inspire a passion to share Him with others.
Though the Bible is the only textbook, the program includes a wealth of resources that help make the teaching of Bible come alive for our children. These represent the best methods and freshest thoughts that Mrs. White was referring to. Please help us and our teachers to share Jesus with our children with these Bible resources in our Adventist schools. Thank you for your generous support!
You contribute to the Encounter Bible Program at anytime online through the Adventist Giving site. Contributions can also be made anytime at church, by indicating ‘Encounter Bible Program’ on an envelope.
You can continue to give to this project weekly, until September 30.
ADRA Canada Disasters/Famine Relief
This is a special offering, as determined by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. ADRA Canada (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) is working with ACS (Adventist Community Services) to bring much-needed assistance to areas devasted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and most recently, Maria. In addition to emergency supplies, ACS has also been providing emotional and spiritual support. The funds will provide urgently needed support to the relief and recovery efforts resulting from the hurricanes.
You can give to Hurricane Relief efforts this coming weekend at church. Please indicated ‘Hurricane Relief’ on the offering envelope. Cheques can be made payable to ‘ADRA Canada Hurricane Response’. Donations can also be made online at any time at ADRA Canada or by telephone 888 274 2372.
You can continue to support this relief fund weekly, until September 30.
Please keep praying for these projects. Make giving a matter of prayer. God will always guide us appropriately.