Giving Tuesday, the global generosity movement is celebrated this year on the 3rd December 2019. Mark Brampton, Parish Resources Adviser, tells us how this #GivingTuesday we can respond to God’s call to be generous.
If, like me you have been a follower of Jesus for most of your life, then you might think you don’t need a giving Tuesday. You have Christian Aid Week and Stewardship Sunday… in fact isn’t every Sunday, giving Sunday? Perhaps every day is giving day?
People want to celebrate together. According to the Christian charity Stewardship, people in the UK gave £7.8 million on giving Tuesday in 2018, 1.5 million people said that as a result they would like to do something for charity.
But #GivingTuesday has been the no.1 trend on Twitter five years in a row. Our Generous God is still inspiring good, the Holy Spirit is still working in the hearts of people. Let’s move outside our churches and join them in a great celebration of generosity.
Here’s some ways you can respond generously as a Christian this #GivingTuesday.
Church in Wales Centenary Fund
Two charities benefit from the Centenary Appeal which aims to raise at least £100,000 over the next five years. The money will go to two specific projects – one at home, run by Housing Justice Cymru, to help homeless people and the other supporting peace-building in South Sudan through Christian Aid.
To donate £5 please text CENTENARY to 70660
Churches rely on regular giving in order to serve the needs of their local community. Regular giving means churches can do even more to help those who need us the most. Have you considered setting up Gift Direct?
Christian Aid Christmas Appeal
Women around the world are living in the toughest circumstances due to poverty and prejudice. Through Christian Aid’s Christmas Appeal, you could help give life-changing opportunities.
How are you responding to #GivingTuesday?