Reformed Church of the 1000 Isles
54 Church St.
Alexandria Bay, NY. 13607
Dear Reformed Church Family,
Year-end giving is a tradition at The Reformed Church of the 1000 Isles where individuals and families take the opportunity to give a special gift to celebrate God’s faithfulness for the year of ministry and to build momentum into the new year. To maximize stewardship and recognize the changing ways that we communicate and give, we have changed our normal Christmas Offering that normally costs hundreds of dollars of special stationery and postage into an email. I know that this is not everyone’s favorite way to do things, but we ask your grace and generosity in this matter.
This email contains two links for you to interact with as we end the year. The first link is to a YouTube video (https://youtu.be/AGjuwBMNzps) that celebrates the ministry and excitement of the 2023 Advent season at RCTI. This video only includes the “extra things” and not even all of those activities. This year we participated in a whole new level of exterior decorating to celebrate Jesus, and our community was incredibly grateful and appreciative. This was kicked off with a Tree Lighting after Thanksgiving. We also helped raise money for a community charity by “Swimming with Santa” raising $4,000. For the third year in a row our church served free food (500 hotdogs and gallons of cider) and shared gospel candy canes with the entire River Santa Festival. Not pictured is a gathering for caroling at the newly lit Christmas tree as well as all the Wednesday night spaghetti, worship, and youth ministry.
We are so blessed to be an active and impactful witness for Christ and His Kingdom in Alexandria Bay and beyond. In addition to all the above-described activities we are on a One Year Bible Challenge and we had an amazing mission weekend with International Justice Mission that raised thousands of dollars in gifts and pledges to battle slavery and human trafficking around the world. The second link in this email is a direct link to our online giving platform to make a donation to our year end Christmas Offering (https://ppay.co/7dXIu9ATbcM ). New technology does not mean that you have to give digitally. Any gift sent by mail with a check dated before the end of the year will be included in 2023 giving as long as it is received in a reasonable timeframe. We are so blessed to be the Body of Christ, and we are so excited to see what the new year holds for mission and ministry. Thank you for helping us finish 2023 strong and helping launch us into 2024. Glory be to God!!
Yours in Christ,
Video Link: https://youtu.be/AGjuwBMNzps
Giving Link: https://ppay.co/7dXIu9ATbcM
Church Website: www.reformed1000.org