Of Your Generosity
In the last two years at Morning Star we have had a total of:
Unique Sermons Preached
Given to Youth and Children
Attend Worship Weekly
In 2020, your uncommon generosity has allowed us to do more ministry, reach more people, and impact
more lives than ever before.
And this is in spite of a global pandemic.
Our Ministries in 2020
Your generosity has allowed us to move worship and programs to be entirely broadcast and online, reinventing our ministries and reaching many new people in the process.
Morning Star Light House Pantry met this increased demand over the previous year.
1, 2 & 4
Computer, cameras and tech personnel who have made online worship possible and improved the quality of our livestream over the year.
Adults participated in Bible studies and classes.
Contributed to Genesis Missions during 2109 & 2020 through the "1's and 5's Campaign" for missions outside of Morning Star
Subscribers to our weekly email.
Advent boxes delivered to engage kids of all ages through the Christmas season.
And we've had some fun, too...
Times Pastor Ross and Stuart have been stumped during the Children's Moment
Your generosity helped children and families in our community and educators to provide encouragement and much needed resources.
Clients served the last two years at the Tuesday morning Light House Pantry
Raised and given directly to teachers and professional staff to help them teach during a pandemic.
10,336 & 19,153
Bags of food
Items of Clothing
handed out the last two years at the Tuesday morning Light House Pantry.
Blankets given to adults
winter 2020 through Genesis Missions
$100 gift cards given to children and/or their families for gifts this past Christmas through Genesis Missions
Hoodie sweatshirts given to teens experiencing homelessness in 2020 through Genesis Missions
Clients served the last two years at the
Saturday Senior Pantry.
Bags of food handed out the last two years at the Saturday Senior Pantry.
10 Ways to Live a More
Practicing generosity has the power to lower stress and anxiety, improving physical health, offering a sense of purpose and meaning, fight depression, and even increase one’s life span. In addition, a generous life cultivates a growing connection to God and to others that often results in a deeper sense of community, a lasting hope,
and an overall greater good in the world.
A Prayer Of
Most gracious God,
I humbly acknowledge everything I have comes from and belongs to you, and I come to you filled with gratitude.
Lord, I desire to serve you and to invest in your work through my church. I commit a portion of my financial blessings to you for your purpose through our the mission and ministries of my church.
Please use my gifts:
For ministry to all generations - from infants in nurseries to senior adults in care facilities – experiencing your love through the loving care of our congregation.
To help to transform lives as we seek to know you and grow in faith through worship, study, service, giving and sharing.
As our church continues to build your kingdom by supporting and encouraging your churches around the world.
To care for our neighbors locally and globally - feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, caring for the
sick and visiting the prisoner – as you have commanded.
Fill me with your spirit of generosity as I seek to share your love with our world.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
We believe 2021 will be a remarkable year of ministry. Because we are in such a challenging and unique economic environment, though, we need your help, generosity and support this year more than ever. Your giving is an expression of your faith and your love for God, and is an investment in Christ's ministry through our church.
Every gift makes a difference.
At Morning Star Church Las Cruces, a United Methodist community, we strive to fulfill our Vision, Mission and Values in the mission field of Las Cruces, New Mexico and the World we live in.
Vision: To be a community stirred by the grace of God to be active in inspirational worship, to practice radical inclusion, and to alleviate suffering.
Mission: We point people to the grace of God found in Jesus Christ
Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience
Prayer, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness
Fostering a sense of responsibility for each other and creation.
Exploring and experiencing God through classic, modern, and experimental forms of worship.
Breaking cycles of poverty and marginalization.
Rejoicing in the uniqueness of individuals