Saturday, December 01, 2018


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

The IL/WI District participated in this special day of giving on Nov. 27. A goal was set to raise $4,000.00 in a 24-hour period. Within approximately 16 hours, the goal was met and exceeded by $50.00.

Over the course of another 48 hours, donations continued to roll in pushing the total amount given to $4,655.00.

District Executive Kevin Kessler expresses his gratitude for your generous support with the following thoughts.
To everyone who contributed to the IL/WI District on #GivingTuesday, whether giving a donation, or sharing a Facebook post, or forwarding an email, or offering a prayer, THANK YOU!
The IL/WI District is possible because of all the dedicated people who make up this district. Maybe you were unable to contribute financially, but contributions come in many forms. Serving in a local food pantry or community garden, working on justice issues in your community, giving time and energy to a local Habitat for Humanity Board or house build, spending a week on a Brethren Disaster Ministries site, singing in the church choir, leading a study group, etc., etc., these are all ways you contribute to not only make this the IL/WI District but how you are the church, the body of Christ, active and vibrant.
Through the many ways you contribute, and through all the ways you move into and in the midst of your neighborhoods, whether it is local or global, THANK YOU! Remain connected to the vine and receive all that you need to continue the work of Jesus, peacefully, simply, and together!
#GivingTuesday is more than providing financial support and meeting a goal. The real purpose is sharing in the mission of a people who wish to make a difference. Your support opens the door for ministers to receive training, provides congregations the ability to fund major brick and mortar projects, empowers people to be involved in new and existing ministry opportunities, and so much more.

You ARE making a difference!