At Westminster, a large percentage of our tithes go to local and international missions. We strive to look for places in the community where people are in need and look for places in the world where we can make an impact with the Gospel.
We are big financial supporters of local missions here in Enid, such as Loaves and Fishes, Hope Outreach, and Forgotten Ministries. Internationally, we contribute to Samaritan's Purse, the building of churches in areas that need them, missionaries, the support of a Christian camp for under-priviledged kids in the Northeastern US, and in other places where needs arise.
In addition to these gifts, we are the local drop off center for the Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox drive and we do other seasonal ministries to help the community.
On July 21, the elders of Westminster approved these mission expenditures for the summer:
3,000 $ scholarships for members of Westminster who graduated high school.
5,000 $ contribution to Loaves and Fishes
5,000 $ contribution to Hope Outreach
7,500 $ contribution to a church building project in the Philippines.
4,500 $ contribution to Samaritan's Purse
6,000 $ contribution to our missionaries planting a church in Macedonia.
In total, this summer, we were happy to give 36,000 dollars to local and international missions.
To be a part of what God is doing at Westminster Church, you can send checks to Westminster Church: PO Box 3421 Enid, OK 73703. Please include your name and address if you would like to be given receipts for tax purposes at the end of the year.
To this point, we have refused to launch online giving, so that we don't lose money to credit card companies that could instead go to places in need.