Easter Outreach Offering
This fiscal year, our church hopes to give over $48,000 to world missions, diaconal work, and outreach ministries. Our Easter Outreach Offering is a special act of giving designed to help us reach that goal.
The Easter Outreach Offering will be given at ACC on Easter Sunday, April 21. Everyone is invited to participate in this offering. ACC members are encouraged to give a donation beyond the normal level of their tithe.
I want to challenge you to pray about how you can participate in this act of giving.
The Easter Outreach Offering is dedicated entirely to needs outside our own regular operating budget. Here are some of the ministries that ACC has been helping to support:
Gary & Lois Watanabe, Japan – Career missionaries with our denomination, Gary and Lois moved to Japan in 2015 where they are working with City to City Asia Pacific networks, helping with a church planting movement in major cities throughout Asia.
Chris Trimpe, Cru, New York City –Through her ministry with Cru, Chris Trimpe (a member of ACC) reaches out to teenagers in New York City public schools, sharing the gospel with them and mentoring them as they grow in their faith.
Macklann & Rose Basse, Togo, West Africa – The Basse’s work with Presbyterian Mission International, serving in their home country of Togo. Rose serves as principal of New Beginnings School, providing education for over 190 children in the city of Lome. Macklann is pastor and planter of Amana Presbyterian Church.
Jim & Carin Fredere, GEmS – Jim and Carin (members of ACC) reach out to the Muslim community of southern Queens through the work of Global Empowerment Services, helping their neighbors to reach their language, education, and career goals, and lovingly sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
C. & W., East Asia – C. & W. are serving in East Asia.
Mercy Fund, Astoria – We are committed to helping our church members and others in times of need. With funds provided by our Easter offering, our Diaconal team has assisted individuals and families with needs such as: rent, utilities, medical bills, and counseling expenses. Given the difficult economic realities of living in New York City, it is vital that we remain a congregation that is prepared to help people in need.
Outreach Ministries, Astoria – ACC members serve in various ways throughout our neighborhood. Part of the Easter offering is used for expenses connected with these ministries, including:
After-school Tutoring (at the Variety Boys & Girls Club).
Food pantry Outreach (with Hour Children)
Bible Club (sharing Christ with school-aged children)
ESL Program (teaching English to our neighborhood)
Safe Families for Children (helping at-risk families in practical ways)
Young Life (sharing Christ with local high-schoolers)
Street Fair Prayer Tent
Prison Fellowship International (volunteering at Rykers Island)
Please pray for these ministries, and for the Easter Outreach Offering. Pray that God will enable us to give generously for the advancement of his kingdom. Our goal for this year’s offering is $20,000.
I hope you are able to participate in the Easter Outreach Offering. Ask the Lord to help you discern what you should give. Any amount will be fine, if given for God’s glory.
We will be giving our Easter Outreach Offering at the worship services on April 21. If you are unable to attend ACC that day, you are welcome to send your offering to the church by mail or you can give online by clicking “give” at the top of this webpage.