Monday, November 25, 2013

Pastorgraphs: “You Can Help Us Help Others”



E-Vangel Newsletter
November 25, 2013
[Pastorgraphs now online at ChristSD.com]

Pastorgraphs: “You Can Help Us Help Others”

Are you going to do any shopping online this holiday season (and thereafter)? If so, you can help support the ministries of Christ Ministry Center without spending an extra dime!

Last week, CUMMC joined an innovative program called UMCmarket.org. It is a way anyone who makes an online purchase with any of the major participating merchants (Amazon, Walmart, Macys, Lowes, Office Depot, etc.) can support Christ Ministry Center. For instance, Amazon will send Christ Ministry Center $4.50 for every $100 purchase made through UMCmarket!

Here’s how it works. You register at UMCmarket.org (no cost) and select us (listed as “Christ United Methodist Ministry Center of San Diego CA”) as the beneficiary of your online purchase credits. Then, instead of going to Amazon directly online (or any of the dozens of top retailers), you first go to UMCmarket.org, and then click on the Amazon logo to shop as you normally do. When you make your purchase, no matter how large or small, Amazon knows that you want the 4.5% credit to go to us! How cool is that? Amazon and the other merchants will send us a check each month.

Again, it doesn’t cost you a penny, but will help us tremendously in our ministry to help the helpless. You do not have to be a Methodist or live in San Diego.  

For many years, grocery stores and other local merchants have had similar “scrip” fundraising programs to benefit schools, charities and churches. This is a new variation on that old idea.

So if you shop online, why not let the merchants send a donation based on your purchase to help the helpless, hungry and homeless?
umcmarket.org
Go to www.umcmarket.org, or copy this link to your browser to sign up, free of charge:

The Christmas shopping season is a week shorter than normal because of the way Thanksgiving fell on the calendar this year. This Friday starts the mad shopping rush, and more folks are electing to do their shopping online. What a wonderful gift to Christ Ministry Center if you support our ministries in this way, this Christmas and thereafter!

Thank you very much in advance for considering this simple means of supporting Christ Ministry Center. And bless you, United Methodist leaders, for creating this innovative way to support our churches and ministries.

And don’t forget, you are invited to the Annual Thanksgiving Meal, 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM this Thursday, sponsored by Exodus Church and others. We anticipate over 300 meals will be served, including many senior citizens, homeless and others in need from our community.

Devotedly yours, Bill Jenkins, Pastor

From the Quote Garden:
On Thanksgiving: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~


Christ United Methodist Ministry Center
“Christ in the Heart of San Diego”
3295 Meade Avenue - San Diego, CA 92116 - (619) 284-9205



Coming Events

·       November 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Meal – 12:00 Noon-2:00 PM. Exodus will take the lead for the Thanksgiving Day Luncheon for Seniors and Homeless.
·       New Paradise Baptist Church will join us for this annual event.
·       Delores Black, Exodus coordinator, has an aggressive agenda to ensure an excellent meal, (26 turkeys with trimmings). We expect to feed over 300 people!
·       Crossroads has provided over 200 bags of non-perishable food items for those in need. 
·       Exodus will coordinate with Brother’s Keeper, and provide men’s clothing and blankets for distribution.
·       Sunday, December 1, 2013, Exodus Annual Holiday Musical (3:00 p.m.) at the Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley. The Voices of Exodus and Friends of Exodus expect to have a 50 plus members choir and an attendance at the musical of 500 plus.  This event is free to the public.
·       March 5-April 17, 2014 (Lent) “40 Days to Integrity” Lenten 2014 Pathway.

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