As we begin our Lenten journey, we remember that Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Our March Mission of the Month, “Thirty Pieces of Silver,” is an opportunity for us to so our love for Christ by giving to God thirty pieces of silver. Each year our Mission Team selects a different project to fund with our Thirty Pieces of Silver offering.
This year our March Mission of the Month offering will be directed to a new initiative by our Conference called, “Our Conference, Our Kids.” The goal is to establish and fund a $2.5 million endowment which will support five different agencies connected to the United Methodist Church in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. Those agencies are Chaddock in Quincy, Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, the Baby Fold in Pontiac, Lessie Bates Neighborhood House in East St. Louis and the United Methodist Children’s Home in Lawrenceville.
The endowment itself will generate income every year to support the children touched by these ministries. Your gift to “Our Conference, Our Kids” above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings will have a lasting impact on children for countless generations to come. Thank you in advance for your giving.