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Imani MCC of Durham

Focusing Our Faith

“We live by faith (Imani) and not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7
Power Pledge Initiative for 2020

On Sunday, February 16, the Accountability Committee members kicked off Imani MCC’s Power Pledge Initiative for 2020. The goal of Imani MCC’s 2020 Power Pledge is to challenge the membership and regular attendees to be faithful, committed, and accountable in their giving, i.e. leading the church to give more to better meet the needs of the 2020 Austerity Budget.
 
Giving is an expression of our thankfulness and praise to God. It comes from a heart of worship that recognizes everything we have and give already belongs to the Lord. We all can learn to be a cheerful giver by studying the greatest giver this world has ever known - Jesus Christ.
 
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
 
You cannot out give God because he is the Great Giver. So since we cannot out give him the 2020 Power Pledge initiative is a challenge to pray and meditate to determine what we can give knowing that our Lord will take care of the rest.
 
As the Apostle Paul stated, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). When we give generously and with a willing heart, God assures us He will watch over us and provide for us (Isaiah 58:9; Psalm 41:1-3; Proverbs 22:9; 2 Corinthians 9:8, 11). And we need to remember that it’s not just our treasure that we are to cheerfully give back to God.
 
As King David pointed out, everything we have is from God (1 Chronicles 29:14), and this includes our talents and our time as well. Any gifts we have are also from Him; therefore, “each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).
 
Normally, God does not invite his people to test him, but in our giving, God challenges us to prove that He means what He says. He dares us to test Him to see whether or not His promise is true. Malachi 3:10 provides “Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

The Committee distributed to the congregation pledge cards for individuals/households to complete over the week of February 17. As you see from the attached pledge card we are asking our members, regular attendees, and other interested community members to join us to make a commitment for purposeful giving to Imani, MCC indicating as follows:
  • Total amount of pledge (for the year)
  • Installment plan for completing pledge (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and one-time gifts)
  • How you best be encouraged and held accountable if you miss a milestone (e.g., a phone call, text, letter)
2020 Imani MCC Power Pledge Card

We ask that cards be completed and brought to the service this Sunday, February 23, 2020. If anyone is unable to attend the February 23 worship service and wants to participate, please contact Yvonne Ricci to coordinate submitting your pledge card. (Yvonne will pick it up from you if needed). Also, if there are others you know that may want to contribute, you can contact Yvonne and she can get them a pledge card. Yvonne’s email is y.ricci@yahoo.com.
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Wednesday Night Bible Study
Wednesday Bible Study continues on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm..
Voices of Imani Rehearsal
All are welcome to come and practice with our talented Voices on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm.
AIDS Alliance Food Pantry
All items collected for the Food Pantry will be taken to the AIDS Alliance Food Pantry. Remember your non-perishable items to share with those in need of food support.
You Can Tithe through Our Website
Please remember that if you are NOT able to bring your tithe to worship with you on Sunday, you may use our website and click on the "Contribute" link. Your donation will be processed through PayPal but you do NOT need a PayPal account to Contribute.

And just to make sure we always get your Tithe, you can set up recurring contributions for every month by clicking on the "Make This Recurring (Monthly)" box. Thanks for supporting the faithful ministries of Imani MCC!

Cash App
You may now use the Cash App to send your tithes and offerings to Imani MCC. Our Cash App address is: $ImaniMCCofNC
Get Involved Imani MCC Ministry Teams
There are new and exciting ministry teams forming at Imani MCC. If you are looking to serve please feel free to join a team that aligns with your gifts and talents. For more information please contact Priscilla Ross.
  • Economic Empowerment Ministry
  • Community Outreach Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Marketing/Media Ministry
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Sunday's BulletinDid you know that you can see this Sunday’s bulletin online?
If you can’t make it to Imani MCC to worship one Sunday, please download the Worship Bulletin from the website and pray for us during the service.

And let’s say you are one of our jubilant singers in the choir or the congregation, and you want to make sure you have brushed up on the words for this Sunday’s songs. They are in the bulletin, and you can download it every week.

It’s available at this link: www.imanimcc.org/resources/worship-bulletins.html.

Usually by Thursday afternoon of each week, we print the Worship Bulletins for Sunday. They are usually printed on both sides of a legal size sheet of paper and folded in thirds. They are printed in full color. Then, they are uploaded onto the website. Don’t miss a week of worship with Imani MCC.
Help Wanted!
We need a few good and Faithful Ones to help make our ministry more effective. Here are some of the openings:
  • Sound Team Volunteers
  • Cleaning Crew
  • Musicians: singers, piano, bass, guitar, sax, kazoo, etc.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities or know someone who might be good in them, please speak with Pastor Marilyn.
Imani MCC of DurhamImani MCC of Durham
www.ImaniMCC.org

Worship Service: Sundays at 10:00 am
Imani MCC Ministry Center
3602 C-View Street
Durham NC 27713
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