Scores of students will benefit from your generous support of the 2009 Thanksgiving Offering. The Thanksgiving Offering, which will be received on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, supports Disciples institutions of higher education. The offering will directly benefit 14 colleges and universities and seven seminaries, divinity houses and theological foundations.
One of those future leaders of the church is Minkook Um, who said, “I am empowered to study for ministry. Your gifts to the Thanksgiving Offering make it possible for students like me to attend seminary.” Some of the students come from Christian youth fellowships, while others have found their calling from regional church camps or careful guidance and nurturing from some dedicated adult mentor at their church. All of them, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will benefit greatly from generous offerings to the Disciples Mission Fund in support of Disciples higher education institutions. For 2009 Thanksgiving Offering resources, see: www.disciplesmissionfund.org/2009ThanksgivingSpecialOffering/tabid/659/Default.aspx