FOR THE EARTH WILL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA.
HABAKKUK 2:14

Pastor Vince's message to you

Lakeshore family and friends of the less fortunate—
If our world wasn’t in bad enough shape, the global COVID pandemic made things worse.  As hard as this crisis was for us, so many others had it so much worse because they had so very little to begin with.

Could it be that God is doing something in our world to open more people up to His Good News?  Is it possible that this crisis will create more opportunities to help people with their physical and spiritual needs?   We believe that the answer to both questions is yes.

The world only has so many answers, but God has all the answers.  He entrusts us to carry His message of hope and practical help to as many people as we can so they will put their faith in Him.

Making Waves 2022 is our opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people locally and globally, one life at a time.  We will continue our history of helping people financially, relationally, and spiritually.  Over the past ten years, we have given away over $625,000 through Making Waves, and well over $1.1 million in total since our church began in 1995.  We want 2022 to be the most impactful year yet.  Together, we can make it happen.

Will you support Making Waves 2022?  Let’s pray for a significant impact, serve in one of the many Serve Initiatives, and make a generous financial commitment over the next year to fund it all.

We can make a difference that helps others, honors God, and fills our lives with the satisfaction of knowing that we helped people in Jesus’ name.

Warmly,
Vince & Sue

 



Helping people who are in a world of hurt

 

FINANCIAL POVERTY

GLOBALLY

*40% of the world (3 billion people) live on $2.50/day or less.

*An estimated 16% of the world’s population (1.2 billion people) are Christians.


LOCALLY

*32.6% of people in Rochester live below the poverty line, 3rd highest among the 75 largest cities in the U.S.

*Rochester is the 8th most post-Christian city in America.

 

SPIRITUAL POVERTY

1.2 Billion people are genuine Christians. (Only 16% of the world’s population.)

 

BIBLICAL POVERTY

1.5 Billion people don’t have a Bible, and in many countries it is banned.

Making a difference together through Making waves

When you give to Making Waves 2022, you will continue to support the lives of tens of thousands of people with God’s hope and help.  In 2022, we will give away the first $75,000 received to fund the four global and local ministries below.  All funds received above and beyond this amount will be used for special projects in our church to strengthen our ministry and our ability to reach more people in the years ahead.

Spreading god's word to impact our world

Making Waves 2022 is our way of impacting people for God’s glory­—both in Rochester and around the world. We ask everyone to prayerfully consider being a part of this mission.

Making Waves 2022 is our annual one year impact opportunity consisting of both an involvement and a financial commitment. The financial commitment involves an upfront gift (this year) and a commitment to give throughout the next year (2022). Your gifts are used exclusively for the projects listed in the brochure and your giving is kept in confidence.

“Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

(2 Corinthians 9:7)

 

GET INVOLVED

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are asking everyone to consider getting involved in three very practical ways:

01

PRAY

Attend Synergy Prayer every Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30am throughout the month of November at church

02

SERVE

Sign up for Feed My Starving Children in November or a Serve Initiative project around Rochester.

03

GIVE

Support Making Waves 2022 by turning in a Commitment Card (attached) with an upfront gift in 2021 and a monthly giving commitment “above and beyond” your regular giving amount for 2022.

 

NOV

19/20

FRI - SAT, NOV 19-20 | Feed My Starving Children Food Packing Event

 

NOV

28

SUNDAY, NOV 28 | 9AM & 11AM

SO WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? Beyond Well Wishes

 

 

NOV

21

SUNDAY, NOV 21 | 9AM & 11AM

SO WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? Who Is My Neighbor?

 

DEC

5

SUNDAY, DEC 5 | 9AM & 11AM

SO WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO? Three Ways To Help Those Who Really Need It

 

NOV

21

SUNDAY, NOV 21 | 9AM & 11AM
FMSC Celebration Weekend

 

DEC

31

FRIDAY, DEC 31 
Deadline to turn in your Making Waves 2022 Commitment Card

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Friday – Saturday, November 19-20, 2021

We will pack and pay for 163,000 nutritious meals for the poorest in our world (cost $40,000).  This will bring our total over 10 years to 1,923,443 meals!

SERVE INITIATIVE

We will provide financial and practical help for improvement projects around Rochester to show God’s love to our community.

ORPHAN NETWORK

We will fund 20,000+ warm meals for the people of this second poorest country in the western hemisphere (cost $10,000).  This will bring our total over 11 years to $107,500 given! 

SELECT GLOBAL MISSIONS PROJECTS

As special needs and visits by our 20 plus missionaries arise, we will provide funding to help.

THE COMMITMENT
Will you help spread the good news?

 

To realize the vision, we encourage everyone to consider making a one-year commitment to making waves 2022. We know that it will involve the hard work of seeking God’s direction, the courage to obey his direction, and then the sacrifice to follow through on it. None of that is easy. But it is rewarding in so many ways.

How You Can Help


THE PROCESS OF COMMITMENT

THE PROCESS OF COMMITTING TO MAKING WAVES 2022 IS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

 

reCommit to making waves 2022
by december 31st, 2021 for 2022

We ask everyone at Lakeshore to bring their commitment cards to church. Our financial commitments should be what we intend to give over-and-above our regular tithes and giving during the next 12 months. If you are unable to attend the services, you can make a commitment by clicking the button below. We ask you make your commitment as close to December 31st as possible.

Commitment Form

 

Will You Help Fulfill the Vision?

HERE ARE A NUMBER OF WAYS YOU CAN GIVE TO MAKING WAVES 2022:

GIVE A ONE-TIME UP-FRONT GIFT

This is what you can give up-front to Making Waves 2022. By giving the largest up-front gift you can, you will help us have the money needed to begin building sooner.


MAKE A 12-MONTH GIVING PLEDGE

This is what you give during the length of the campaign above-and-beyond your regular tithes and giving. You can give far more than you thought possible when you spread out your giving over 12 months. For convenience, you may also make a pledge online and through automatic transfer.


GIVE STOCKS OR SECURITIES

This is another creative way to give to Making Waves 2022. Please indicate the nature of this stock or security on your Commitment Card and our Finance Team will contact you.


MAKE LAKESHORE A BENEFICIARY IN YOUR WILL

There are ways to include your church in your estate and leave an inheritance to your heirs at the same time. We’re here to help.