Spring 2021 Giving Opportunities

March 3 – April 14, 2021

Please consider partnering with us this spring above and beyond your normal giving to meet these goals. Whether you give finances, time, or items, we look forward to connecting with you!

Give Monetarily

 

If you are able to give above and beyond your current giving to the church, please write the name of the chosen fund on the memo line of your check or select the appropriate fund through PushPay. For gifts of stock, IRA contributions, or other creative gifts, talk to your tax advisor about your specific situation and, if you’d like to give in this way, contact Patty Deiser, Village Finance Manager, at [email protected].

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Grace Fund: Goal $50,000

A single mother who was under-employed due to COVID and needed help buying groceries. A seminary student who needed assistance with rent despite working multiple part-time jobs. A business owner affected by COVID closures who needed help with utilities for his home. The mobile dental clinic we operate in cooperation with Medical Teams International which, each month, serves dozens of under-employed people, including refugees. These are just a few examples of how last year’s gifts of more than $160,000 made a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of people in our local area. Consider giving to the Grace Fund today to meet tangible needs of Village community members and non-Villagers. Many employers match these gifts. More Information 

Building Fund: Goal $50,000

Double your gift! We are privileged to have an incredible campus which is strategically located. Thanks to the commitment of our church community, we’ve made significant progress in paying off our building debt. We want to pay off the smaller of two loans for our Worship Center, finished in 2009, which currently has a balance of approximately $1.2 million. Paying down this loan would increase the money in our regular budget which can be spent on ministry.

A generous Village family has offered to match up to $50,000 of gifts!

First Impressions and Hospitality Fund: Goal $89,850

Did you know that, on average, almost 35,000 vehicles pass our campus each day? Did you hear that a recent COVID vaccination clinic run by Washington County authorities used most of our campus and we provided snacks, drinks, and lunches to over 70 volunteers using our facility? Did you know approximately 2,000 people engage with our online services each week? As we reopen, what will a first-time visitor see and feel?

We believe in Biblical hospitality which welcomes the “stranger” with open arms. Your gift will help us make key improvements to give a better first impression of our care and love:

Note: These seven projects are listed in order of expected usage of funds.
However, several factors and variables will help us determine the best use of gifts toward these projects this year. 

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Give of Your Time

Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

We are blessed with a variety of talents and experience inside our Village community! As we think about reopening, we have many upcoming projects and are asking God to show us a few people with specific experience. If you fit the description below — or know someone at Village who does — please contact [email protected]. Not all projects will begin immediately, but we’re seeking to discover who is available. We will connect you with the ministry leader who wants the assistance.

 

Specialized Volunteer Roles:

  • Volunteer manager and scheduler for Village Cafe weekend crew
  • Ebay or Craig’s List master to sell surplus items
  • Grant writer
  • Safety & security team for weekends (6-8)
  • Accountant/financial analyst for Village Cafe monthly reporting
  • Baristas for Sunday services
  • Electricians (licensed, ideally with journeyman experience)
  • Dry wallers (ideally with journeyman experience)
  • Plumbers (licensed, ideally with journeyman experience)
  • Architect (licensed)
  • Civil and mechanical engineer
  • Traffic engineer
  • HR professionals with nonprofit or small business experience
  • Camera operators for Sunday services (4-6)
  • Still photographers for special events
  • Videographer/director for special project videos
  • Video editor
  • Sound editor
  • Artist in Residence
  • Interior designer
  • Graphic artist
  • Tech Support for 30 min. each Sunday at kids’ check-in kiosks (3)
  • Woodworker and carpenter
  • BBQ grillers for special youth events
  • Media tech volunteer for youth group
  • Book club leader for Village Cafe
  • Technical Writer to help Facilities Team document operating procedures
  • Gardeners and yardwork volunteers
  • Editor and copywriter for monthly seniors newsletter
  • Purchaser and delivery of flowers or other gifts for homebound or ill Villagers
  • Writers of encouragement notes for homebound or ill Villagers
  • Meal provision for homebound or ill Villagers
  • Quilters, crocheters, and knitters to produce items for bereaved, immigrants and missionaries
  • Home maintenance skills for occasional support of homebound or elderly Villagers

Give Items

Non-Monetary Gifts

We are deeply grateful for the many people who give time and money to our community. But there are other ways you can help the mission and vision of Village move forward! See these gently-used and other items that will help our ministries this year. Contact [email protected] if you have something to donate.

  • Paint brushes — new or gently used
  • Riding lawn mower
  • Gas cylinders (5 gal.)
  • Glass-door refrigerator for displaying Village cafe food
  • Allergen approved snacks
  • Books, puzzles, dolls that represent multiple cultures
  • Sensory soothing items
  • 55+ inch TVs (2-4) for kid’s classrooms
  • Apple TVs (5-9; 32GB model)
  • 65+ inch TVs (5) for Worship Center
  • Frequent flyer miles
  • Encouragement and sympathy cards (either homemade or store bought)