Retired Ministers & Widows Appreciation Sunday
October 30, 2016
Dear Colleague in Ministry,
October 30 is Retired Ministers and Widows Appreciation Day.
If you could travel back 40 or 50 years, you would see these men and women in the height of their ministerial activity. They were ministering as missionaries, pastors, and evangelists, wholeheartedly dedicating their efforts to the work of the Lord. In those days, money was rarely available for contributing to a retirement fund, and because income was limited, their Social Security check is now small.
The Church of God loves and honors our pioneer ministers and their widows, and we set aside funds to help them, supported by an offering given by each local church on Retired Ministers and Widows Appreciation Day, this year designated as October 30. Twenty-five percent of the offering you give goes for emergency assistance, and 75 percent furnishes a Christmas gift.
“Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith” (Hebrews 13:7 NLT).
They served the Lord with commitment— untiringly, faithfully, not preoccupied with the future. Now, as they are writing the last chapters of their lives, they deserve to experience our appreciation and compassion. Remember them. Think of all the good that has come from their lives. Give generously, and send your offering with your October church report.
Ways to Give
- Show the video, take an offering and mail to the Church of God International Offices, P. O. Box 2430, Cleveland, TN 37320. Marked as Retired Ministers and Widows Offering
- Click Donate Button below to give immediately
Below is a powerful video and important message from Dr. Timothy M. Hill, General Overseer. Please consider showing this to your church and asking them to join in giving to these very worthy individuals who have blazed the way before us and upon whose shoulders we stand.