Did you ever wonder why some people put their loose change in the offering plate on the first Sunday of each month? Perhaps you’ve been following suit for months or years, but never thought about what is the purpose.
The loose coin collection is used to add to the Deacons’ Fund, which is intended to help our members for a one-time financial need. For instance, those funds could have been to pay for the costs of a weekend retreat for an individual who couldn’t otherwise attend, and perhaps lots more examples we’ll never know about. We’ll never know because the request and granting of money is all done through the Pastor alone – no one else is given that confidential information!
So please remember that the small change you toss into our offering plate may provide someone just the hand-up they need in challenging times. And thank you to all who give to help make that happen.