You may participate by giving your above and beyond year-end gift online, or by dropping off cash or a check in the church office.
Please prayerfully consider supporting Barnabas Community throughout the remainder of the year.
We often hear the phrase, “I love this time of year!” Why do we say this? Because we have traditions in this season that shape us as people of faith with family and friends. One of the traditions we have at Sheridan is Magnificent Gifts. This giving opportunity ensures that our ministry partners – in Lincoln and across the world – can continue in their amazing work of reaching out to all with the love of God in Christ Jesus.
Make a new tradition to remember in prayer the different mission and ministry partners of Sheridan Lutheran Church. The Magnificent Gifts Prayer Guide is a great resource to pair with your family’s Advent wreath ritual through this season to help you to center on Jesus.
You may contribute electronically, using the “give online” button and designating by “Advent Giving,” or give with cash or check in the church office. Make checks payable to Sheridan Lutheran Church. All undesignated Magnificent Gifts benefit Barnabas Community.
Why above and beyond giving?
As a faith community, celebrating Jesus’ birth is who we are. Jesus commanded the church to be the light in the world so that all people would know his promises (Matthew 28). We will proclaim the promise that God has come into the world. We will celebrate Jesus’ birthday!
Throughout the four weeks of Advent, we prepare our hearts and homes to celebrate God’s gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We celebrate this season of giving in our faith community and remember the needs of others.
This Year’s Magnificent Gifts
Each year we provide opportunities to give to special mission projects serving the needs of those at home and globally. And over the years, the Sheridan community has given generously to various ministry partnerships. This year, we are lifting up Barnabas Community as our ministry partner. Consider giving a financial Magnificent Gift to support this ministry.
Barnabas Community got its start in the fall of 2008, born from a group of dedicated people from Sheridan Lutheran Church. Barnabas Community offers a free store of clothing, books, toys, household goods — hope and hospitality — to all that walk through our doors. In addition to the free store, we also serve two curbside take out hot meals per week to approximately 230 people. When food donations are plentiful, we also prepare sack lunches – approximately 50-100 each week. Weekly worship continues Thursdays at 5:40pm in a Livestream format. Your Magnificent Gift of 2020 benefits the ongoing ministry of Barnabas Community.
Current Ministry Needs
Check out iVolunteer for other opportunities.
Donation Bins: Care Kits–We are collecting baby care kits and personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief in the donation bins in the Great Hall. Donations are needed by October 24. See the bins for a list of items.
Christmas Cantata– The annual Christmas Cantata will be on Sun., Dec. 12. The choir will be joined by scripture readers, narrator and a chamber orchestra. High school age and older are welcome to sing! First rehearsal is Sun., Oct. 24 at 7pm. Rehearsals will continue on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. For more information contact Molly Schmit.