As December 31st quickly approaches, we wanted to do two things
First, we wanted to thank you for your faithful giving throughout 2016. We are actually going into this last week of the year AHEAD OF BUDGET!! Praise God! Because of your faithfulness, the ministries of BPCC have been fully funded this year, and some have even been able to expand.
(For example, in order to keep our missions giving at 10% of our total budget, we were “forced” this summer to increase the support given to our existing mission partners and to add support for a church plant in Lima, Peru. What an encouragement!)
Secondly, we wanted to continually lay the need of Christ and His kingdom before His people. As amazing as 2016 was, 2017 holds out the promise for so much more. We have seen an marked increase in new visitors both visiting and joining our church in the last half of 2016. This has been a huge blessing! It has also been a huge opportunity for us to trust God as our existing structures have stretched to meet the increased need.
If these trends continue into 2017, we could easily see the need for additional staff and increased funding for specific ministry areas, particularly in regards to children’s and youth ministry, the training and development of new elders and deacons to serve, and then finally new Birmingham area church planting initiatives.
As you consider a variety of year-end giving requests from worthwhile ministries and non-profits, we ask that you would consider giving an additional gift to Bluff Park Community Church as well. If you feel so led, please consider these important reminders regarding giving to Bluff Park Community Church:
Contributions to Bluff Park Community Church are tax deductible as allowed by law.
IRS rules recognize a contribution on the day of delivery. In order for contributions to be deductible for 2016, they must:
- By Mail: be postmarked on or before December 31, 2016. Mail to: Bluff Park Community Church PO Box 26732 Hoover, AL 35260
- Online and via text: be completed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, December 31, 2016.
For online giving, simply click here and follow the prompts.
For text giving, simply text any dollar amount to 84321. You will then be directed to follow a quick, self-guided setup process to tie your mobile phone to Bluff Park Community Church, your donor account, and a payment source. (After that, donating is as easy as sending a text during worship!)
Our last worship service of the year will be Sunday, December 25 at 5:00pm. Any additional contributions received on Dec 26-31 will be treated as 2016 gifts. Contributions received starting Sunday, January 1, will be treated as 2017 gifts.
Thank you again for your faithful service and giving to the Lord in 2016. We look forward to continuing this journey together in the many years to come!