I love Give Big Sunday!

Why?

Because I always end up loving Jesus a bit more and loving Christ Church Manchester a bit more.

As a church we are going for a generous culture and it seems that many of the good people of CCM are getting caught up in the joy of giving away!

Anyhoo, I will stop waffling like Dermott O’leary before he announces an X-factor winner. How much did we receive on the first Give Big Sunday of 2017?

I was praying for £12,000.

Did we get 12,000?

Nope.

We received £16,603.46!!! Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

This is a game changer for Christ Church Manchester. We are now able to put our shoulder behind a number of different projects and initiatives.

Training We want to begin a theology training school. This would be aimed at everyone in CCM who wants to grow in their bible knowledge. We want to this to be free.

We also want to develop a much more intensive gap year programme to train and equip people for particular aspects of ministry.

Youth & Kids – We want to develop and expand these ministries and give good resources to disciple our children and young people. We also want to invest in a youth choir and band in Gorton.

New Sites – We currently have a group meeting on a Tuesday evening in a Costa Coffee in the City Centre and we would love to launch that as a Sunday gathering. We are also beginning to think and pray about starting something in the Levenshulme/Longsight area of Manchester

Worship – We want to invest in the creativity present in the church and develop our songwriting and music within CCM, including releasing an EP of CCM original songs.

We are keen to be able to resource other opportunities to move the church forward as they arise.

The money that many of you have generously given makes all of this possible.

If you haven’t had a chance to give yet and you’d like to then you can give in the following ways (probably best to give by Friday June 2nd or our treasurers head will explode) –

1. Online Donation. Click on the button and give via MYdonate.


2. Online Direct Transfer.  Set up a direct transfer via your personal online banking. Log on to your online banking and request to set up a donation to be made to Christ Church Manchester, Sort Code 40-52-40, Account Number: 00018400. When setting this up, please provide us with your surname and initials, and email hello@ccm.org.uk to let us know you have sent a transfer.


3. In the offering pot. On May 14th and 21st just put some money or a cheque in the envelope and drop it in the pot! Easy.


4. By text message. Text “CCMC13 £10” to 70070. You give more or less by changing the amount in the text message.

If you have any questions then please email us at hello@ccm.org.uk.

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Written by:Tim Simmonds