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Thank you for your generous support of the ministry of Redeemer East Side! We are truly grateful for your prayers, time, and financial gifts to help us build a movement of everyday New Yorkers transformed by the gospel, rooted in cross-cultural community, and mobilized for Christ’s mission wherever they are. 

Single Gift   Recurring Gift

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].


Weekly snapshot

 


As of October 10, 2021

Goal YTD

$2.53MM

Gifts YTD

$2.386MM

Behind by:

$144K

We need to receive $1.914MM by the end of the year in order to meet our goal of $4.3MM


2021 Recurring Giving Goal

The giving goal for 2021 is $4.3MM, which is same amount as the total gifts received in 2020. This year, we are challenging regular attenders, those who consider Redeemer East Side their home church, to help us grow in our recurring giving.

In 2020, 64% of the $4.3MM total were given in the form a single gift while 36% were in the form of a recurring gift. In 2021, we'd like to receive 40% in recurring giving, roughly $1.72M.

Simply put, the challenge is not so much increased giving as the manner in which you give! Help us become more planned, intentional and sustained in our giving.


What does holistic generosity look like?

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 all fronts. From opening up our homes to forgiving those who hurt us, generosity takes many forms. And it 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).

For many of us living and working in this busy city, giving our time to invest in relationships or serving regularly to pass the peace of Christ may be just as challenging as financial 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 the privileges and power we hold, and lastly, through our wealth.


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