Archive for Thursday, November 20, 2008

Community support fund running low

November 20, 2008

Everywhere we look lately, we see evidence of a nation struggling with money issues. Eudora residents are not immune to financial hardships.

The Ministerial Alliance has for many years been a vital part of helping those in our community who need the most help. The important thing to know is that we are completely funded by you, the citizens of Eudora.

This Sunday, we are having our Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service at the First Southern Baptist Church. Our time for the service is different than normal because of scheduling conflicts, but we hope and pray that many of you will choose to take part in the services that are designed to garner unity and community.

One of the purposes of coming together is to raise funds for those in the community who are most in need of help. We have really noticed an increase in the request for funds throughout the year. We are now almost completely out of money.

When I say almost out of money, I am not meaning we have a $1000.00 in the bank and we don’t want to run out. We have less than $100 in our account.

In the year to date, the alliance has distributed money to families in need 36 times for utility assistance and other forms of assistance. The average gift for these 36 families was $82. And the total disbursed for needs (not counting the food pantry) was $2950. As you can see, we have helped many because of the generosity of the people of Eudora. We asking that you please consider giving a gift to this ministry.

I understand that times are tough, but when we think about how blessed we are I am sure that we all can realize that we have more then most people in the world. We are just asking that you be willing to help those in your back yard, or across town.

I encourage you to come and be a part of the Community Thanksgiving Service at 4:30 PM on Sunday.

But for those of you that can’t be there, please consider giving to this fund anyway. If you can please send your financial gift to Ministerial Alliance in care of Pastor Kevin Wood at the First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora.

Pastor Darin Kearns,

Hesper Friends Church

Eudora Ministerial Alliance President

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