Help build the future of Latino ministry in the South Carolina Synod
You are invited to help build the future of Latino ministry in the South Carolina Synod, you can lend your support through Growing in God’s Mission to support Cristo Rey.
Praise the Lord! The hopes and prayers of our Latino brothers and sisters for a new sanctuary are being answered in some significant ways through the next few months.
First, the ELCA Mission Builders are supporting the building of this sanctuary and will be on site in early January, after the concrete slab is poured. About that same time, they will begin framing the building.
Second, we will need volunteers from Lutheran Men in Mission, Cristo Rey, and congregations from across the South Carolina Synod to help with the framing of this sanctuary which will be the first Latino church ever built in our synod.
Third, Your general financial gifts are needed to minimize the loan payments for this project. Currently, we have received about 40% of the estimated construction cost of approximately $575,000. Every gift we receive will lessen the amount we need to borrow.
Fourth, Cristo Rey is our synod’s fastest growing mission congregation. On November 4, 2018 ten youth and young adults received their first communion at Cristo Rey. Pastor Jorge Leone was beaming with joy as he welcomed these newly communing member to the Lord’s Table.
Over the last two years, Pastor Leone has baptized 77 people. And, on most Sundays he has between 30 and 50 children coming forward for the children’s sermon. It is a vibrant and growing Lutheran church that has been hosted for the last ten years by St. David’s Lutheran Church in West Columbia.
Your Growing in God’s Mission gift will be designated to Cristo Rey.
You may give by check to:
South Carolina Synod, ELCA
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Please use the check’s memo line that this is a gift to Cristo Rey Building Fund.
We also offer electronic giving. Click the “Give” link below. On that page will be a drop down where you may choose Cristo Rey Building Fund to donate.
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