In James 1:27 the Bible directs us “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look to orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being pouted by the world.”
It is our Christian calling to serve and assist those who are in need with both physical and spiritual help: to our congregational members first, and then to those of our community who in need.
All disbursements from the Benevolence Fund are considered as “a gift” and not “a loan.” Repayment is not a requirement. Payments are made in your name directly to the service provider or, when goods are purchased, we will assist in the purchase of those items. We avoid providing cash payments unless in unusual circumstances.
Our Benevolence Fund is a budgeted fund made available to both members and our community by applying at the church office. Funds are intended as a source of last resort, to be used only after assistance has been explored from other sources like help from family, friends, etc. The fund is intended to be a temporary help during a time of crisis.