For a number of years now we've taken up an offering during our Christmas Day meeting for a local charity. This year the offering will be split equally between two charities.
Daisy’s Dream supports children and their families, both before and after bereavement, throughout Berkshire and the surrounding areas.
Cruse is a national charity seeking to provide high quality care for people following a bereavement.
Both of these charities were suggested by people within our church community, who are personally either involved in, or have benefited from, the work they do. There are leaflets on The Kerith Centre reception desk giving more details on each charity.
I never cease to be amazed by the ongoing generosity of our church. Paul encourages us to "excel in the grace of giving" (2 Cor 8:7), and I see that time and again in the life of our church. Whether it's regular giving to the church, giving to Serenje, giving toys for children in our community or giving to individuals in need, you are certainly a people who excel in this expression of grace!