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BLESS 2020

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

2020 has been a time of great uncertainty. Bushfires, the pandemic, economic stress, isolation and loneliness have caused anxiety and fear for many. At a time like this we are drawn to focus on ourselves, to look inwards to our needs and our fears.

But what if we looked outwards to a world that is hurting? What if we looked upward to a God who promises to meet all our needs according to his riches in glory? And what if we took a big step of faith forward to model the generosity of God who loved the world so much that he gave his only son?

We have prayerfully decided to step out in faith to raise $120,000 above and beyond our regular giving and then to give it all away to bless those in need.

50% of everything we raise will go back into Geelong to help hurting people in our church and in the local community. 25% will go towards Global mission and mercy especially to bless suffering poor and persecuted Christians. And 25% will go to help our brothers and sisters at City on a Hill Surf Coast who are working hard in very difficult times for church planting. While all the money raised will be given away, these percentages are approximate only.

So ask what God would have you give knowing that none of us can ever out give God. Jesus said in the measure we give so we will receive. So take God at his word. Take the next step in faith. Then watch God do exceedingly more than you could have asked or imagined.

MAKE A ONE OFF GIFT

We want every dollar we raise to count. So we have established a committee of called and gifted women and men from our Geelong church who will oversee the distribution of this money transparently and effectively. That committee will be chaired by Dr Steve Landers, and will include Glenys Orr, Adam Thompson, Barb Pianto, and Brendan Wright.

You can make a non-tax deductible gift by direct deposit to:

Account name: City on a Hill
BSB: 193 879
Account number: 442 111 883
Reference: Bless Geelong

Alternatively, you can make either a tax deductible or non-tax deductible gift via credit card below. Please make sure you select 'Bless 2020 Campaign' as the Fund.

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