We believe God is growing a gospel movement in New York City. In seeking to help grow this movement, in the fall of 2019 Redeemer East Side launched a new site — Redeemer East Harlem. As you think through how you can support this movement please consider giving generously to Redeemer East Side as we continue to support the growing needs of ministering and serving our East Side neighborhoods and the rest of this city God has called us to love and serve.
Jan 1, 2020 to August 2, 2020
Giving through Aug 2nd was $1.973M, which is behind our year-to-date goal by $379K.
Our 2020 goal is to receive 40% of all giving in recurring gifts ($2.04M). In 2019 we received 28% of all gifts through recurring giving. As of March 30, 2020, recurring gifts are projected to be 32% of all gifts. Help us reach our goal if you are not a recurring giver.
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.
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].
- Learn more about stewardship
- Generosity Sermon Series
- Stories of generosity
- Changed Lives: How your gifts make a difference
- Generosity Q&A