October 20, 2020
|Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:6-8
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
God is blessing us at Anastasia Church in this season despite formidable circumstances. People are trusting in Christ, being baptized, and taking significant steps of faith in the power and leading of the Holy Spirit through this church body. I am grateful to the Lord and to all of you.
I would like to give you a brief financial update. First, thank you for your faithfulness in financially supporting the ministry at Anastasia Church. Because of your investment in the cause of Christ, we have been able to prevail and continue to reach out during this pandemic.
Support has been strong, but we all know that it was not the level that we anticipated before the pandemic. We anticipated $3.35 million in support. We project by the end of 2020 we will receive just over $3.1 million. Thankfully, due to the timely response of church leaders, we have been able to lower spending. I am grateful to ministry leaders who recognized the situation early and responded quickly. So we have been able to keep our spending in line with the funds that the Lord has provided to us.
As we return to more ministry activity, we are experiencing a need to increase ministry spending. Even with this increase in ministry need, I still believe that the Lord will allow us to end 2020 in the black.
All this is to say, our continued financial support for the ministry at Anastasia Church is crucial. Let us all encourage each other to persevere according to the ability that God has given each one of us uniquely.
How your contributions are used:
Thank you for what you have done, and thank you for your continued faithfulness.
HOW GOD IS USING ANASTASIA CHURCH
Habitat 2020 Apostles Build
Because of the coronavirus, only five church volunteers are allowed on the site at a time. There are three more opportunities to serve on an Anastasia Church team: October 22, October 29 and November 12.
All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must register and sign in at least 24 hours prior to the build. If you would like to volunteer, please go to this link to register, sign the waiver and sign up:
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either Rich Starratt (904-759-1749 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Neill Robins (202-215-5672 or email@example.com). For more information about other opportunities to help share the life-changing truth of Jesus Christ in our community, visit Anastasia Church Missions on Facebook.
Message Series: PROFILES OF LEADERSHIP
Operation Christmas Child Continues to November 16
New Schedule for Anastasia Baptist Church (1650 A1A South)
Traditional Worship: 8 AM and 11:15 AM
Please Continue to Pray with Me Daily at 7:13
Wherever you are at 7:13 AM or PM, pray 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 for our nation and the world.
May God bless you richly!