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Uncommon 

Generosity

2021 Stewardship at Morning Star Church

The 

Impact

Of Your Generosity

In the last two years at Morning Star we have had a total of:

11

  Baptisms

239

Unique Sermons Preached

240
16

Bibles

Given to Youth and Children 

Attend Worship Weekly

(Average)

27

Members Received

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.

Your Generosity

Has Enriched

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.

+50.3%

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

200

Adults participated in Bible studies and classes. 

$18,510

Contributed to Genesis Missions during 2109 & 2020 through the "1's and 5's Campaign" for missions outside of Morning Star

391

Subscribers to our weekly email. 

250

Advent boxes delivered to engage kids of all ages through the Christmas season. 

And we've had some fun, too...

47

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. 

1,485

Clients served the last two years at the Tuesday morning Light House Pantry

$10,000

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. 

31

Blankets given to adults

experiencing homelessness

winter 2020 through Genesis Missions

64

$100 gift cards given to children and/or their families for gifts this past Christmas through Genesis Missions

89

Hoodie sweatshirts given to teens experiencing homelessness in 2020 through Genesis Missions

270

Clients served the last two years at the

Saturday Senior Pantry. 

2,355

Bags of food handed out the last two years at the Saturday Senior Pantry.

Stories of

uncommon

Generosity

10 Ways to Live a More 

Generous Life

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

Uncommon generosity

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

 

Core Values:

  • Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience

  • Prayer, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness 

  • Discipleship

  • 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.

  • Servant Leadership

  • Rejoicing in the uniqueness of individuals