2017 Year End Giving

Are you considering where to make a Year End Gift?

If so, please consider a Year End contribution to the Grace general fund or the Year End recipients for this year, Interfaith Assistance Ministries (IAM) of Henderson County and our own Grace Mills River Diaconate.

Grace Mills River General Fund

The general fund allows Grace Mills River to continue to share the gospel message of grace through weekly services, Children and Youth ministry, develop ways to reach out to our surrounding community and support our global partners around the world. Grace is currently facing a shortfall in offerings which could greatly impact the ability to carry out ministry in the future. Grace has taken in approximately $1.2M in the last two years but with our current giving we are projected to take in approximately $1.09M of our $1.35M budget. In the past we have been able to manage expenses and use savings to make up for any budget shortfall however our savings will soon be depleted. Please prayerfully consider if you are able to give. There are multiple ways to give to the general fund:

We are thankful for the generosity of our body over the years. Please pray with us for God’s provision. A finance report is included in the bulletin on page 8 each week. We will continue to include weekly giving updates in the bulletin and are in the process of planning a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, February 11,2018. At that time we will share more financial details. If you have any questions at this time, please contact Becky Phillips at or 828.891.2006.

Year End Giving recipients: IAM of Henderson County, and Grace Diaconate

This year, we are sharing our Year-End Giving efforts relationally and financially. Your contributions will provide assistance for IAM and our own Grace Mills River Diaconate Fund. IAM is committed to meeting the basic needs of Henderson County families in financial crisis. The Diaconate Fund is committed to meeting needs of the Grace Mills River body during times of need. If you are unable to give financially but would like to support IAM or the Grace Diaconate through service, IAM currently needs volunteers for the Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and Administrative Receptionist (www.iamhendersoncounty.org). Please contact John Shelley at to support the Grace Diaconate through service.

If you are considering a Year End Gift to support IAM & the GMR Diaconate, we would ask that this be above and beyond your regular tithes and offerings. In order for contributions to be tax deductible for 2017 they must be received by December 31: In order to avoid confusion write “2017 Year End Giving - GMR General Fund” OR “2017 Year End Giving - IAM & Diaconate” in the memo line of your check, place it in any of the offering boxes around the church; mail it postmarked by December 31 OR give online by December 31. (Text to Give can be used to make a contribution to the GMR General Fund but is currently not available for IAM & Diaconate contributions.)

We are hopeful that God will provide for both our church ministry needs and allow us to bless those around us in our community.

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For contributions: Becky Phillips
For Grace Diaconate:
For Interfaith Assistance Ministries: www.iamhendersoncounty.org