Light of the World Christmas Offering

light of the world CHRISTMAS OFFERING


The LIGHT OF THE WORLD Special Offering is an opportunity, this Christmas season, to make a significant difference in the lives of people in our city and across the world. Together, we can accomplish the goal of $20,000 and give to the three mission initiatives of this offering.


sister connection – burundi

Sister Connection was founded in 2006 to help widows in Burundi rebuild their lives after decades of war. Civil conflict left a generation of widows and orphans without status and without support. Sister Connection stepped in to help rebuild homes and provide financial support.

Today, Sister Connection serves a new generation of widows. While the memory of war is fading, the economic prospects for widows and their children remain bleak. The goal has shifted from the immediate needs of charity to a push for self-sufficiency and sustainable development.

Find out more about SISTER CONNECTION.


Through the Light of the World Offering, we’ll be able to support local organizations that are making an incredible difference in our community.

  • Let Them LOL – empowering people in Sierra Leone through sustainable community development.
  • Jericho Road Community Health Center – providing opportunities for the under-served and marginalized to be healthy, educated, and whole, in order to demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus.
  • Salvation Army – meeting needs for all people and living out the transforming love of Jesus.
  • Victory Sports – strengthening communities through sports by helping under-resourced kids obtain all the equipment they need to play a sport and compete.

benevolence ministry

The Benevolence Ministry has allowed us to come alongside people in distress due to difficult financial times, a loss of a job/apartment or a death in the family. We have been able to meet a variety of needs, in our church and our community, and this Christmas offering will allow us to help more people in 2019.

If you would like to give to the Light of the World Christmas Offering, here are a few ways to give:

  1. GIVE ONLINE – you can give online HERE and choose the “Light of the World Christmas Offering” fund.
  2. GIVE BY TEXT – simply text any amount to 716.320.1818 and include the keyword “Christmas.” Need more instructions for text giving? Click HERE.
  3. GIVE AT AN EPIC CHURCH SERVICE – Sunday, December 16 is the day we’ll be receiving and praying for the impact of this offering.
  4. GIVE BY MAIL – if you’d like to mail in your gift, please send to P.O. Box 180, Clarence, NY 14031.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ray Hammond ( or 716.320.0102).

Thank you for your generosity and willingness to make a difference in the lives of people in our city and across the world!

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7