As a newer congregation, we have established a culture of collecting a Christmas offering annually for the purpose of impacting the world with the love and message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Last year we were blessed in our first official year as a church to give almost $25,000 to medical missions in Togo, which is a country in West African, we are so thankful for the generosity of our congregation in that important gospel work!
This year we have decided to focus our Christmas offering locally, particularly to engage the Northwest Side of Indianapolis where One Fellowship Church is located. There are 3 categories we have planned to engage with this year's Christmas offering.
Working with an existing partner. We will use a part of the offering to partner with the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA to provide good quality Christmas dinners for families in need in our community here on the Northwest side.
Engaging a new partnership. We are partnering with Pike Young Life, which is a ministry that works with students in the Pike school corporation. We will give a gift to their budget in order to help their important ministry.
Preparing for future ministry opportunities. We want to begin planning for more new ministry opportunities on the Northwest Side over the next 1 to 2 years. Things such as community projects, church outreach opportunities, and potentially new future partners.