A Word From The Pastor
Dear Sherwood Family,
Psalm 96:3 tells us, “Declare God’s glory among the nations, and His wonders among all peoples.” One important way that the local church can do this is by giving to the work of missions. We are serious about missions at Sherwood and are frequently praying and strategizing about becoming even more involved in going to share the love of Christ. It should excite us to know that God is using our obedience to bless men and women throughout the world with the Good News about Jesus Christ.
In a recent staff meeting, we were discussing our church’s financial ingathering for this past year. We discovered that nearly 20% of gifts given to Sherwood in 2020 went directly to the work of missions. It is a rare thing to see a local church give so much to missions. Glory to God! Here are just a few examples of how these gifts were used:
- An emergency food pantry fed hundreds of people in our community during the pandemic.
- A family of missionaries was given help to move to their new field of work in Mexico.
- Our Cooperative Program giving helped campus pastors keep ministering to young adults during social unrest in our country.
- Gifts to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes helped feed and house children in need.
It is time for all of us to pray about giving to this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. Every dollar given to this special offering goes to mission work across the United States and Canada. Sherwood has set an ambitious goal of $5,200, but I know that with our church’s culture of giving to the work of missions, this goal will be met!
Church, it is a joy to be your Pastor!