FOR THE EARTH WILL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA.
Pastor Vince's message to you
Lakeshore family and friends of the less fortunate—
People are in a world of hurt today and things are only getting worse. Financially, spiritually and biblically, people are needy. Why does God allow this to happen? All the reasons are not clear to us, but one reason is: He tests us to see how much we love Him and love people by seeing how we respond to their need (Matthew 22:36-40). After all, whatever we do for the least of these, we are doing for Him (Matthew 25:40). Making Waves exists to impact our world by providing the help that people need so that they can see how great God’s love is for them. This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lakeshore and the 10th anniversary of Making Waves with Making Waves 2021. To date we have given away over $550,000 through Making Waves and over $1,000,000 in total since we began as a church in 1995! Making Waves 2021 is our opportunity to help people who really need to see God’s love. God has given us an opportunity to impact our world one life at a time—not only relieving physical poverty but also providing spiritual hope through Jesus Christ. Will you support Making Waves 2021? Pray for our world, serve somewhere locally or globally, and give generously over the next year. If you do, God will be honored, people will be helped in His name, and you will experience God’s love in your heart and spirit.
Vince & Sue DiPaola
Helping people who are in a world of hurt
3 Billion people live on $2.50/day. (Over 40% of the world’s population.)
1.2 Billion people are genuine Christians. (Only 16% of the world’s population.)
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 2021, you will continue to support the lives of tens of thousands of people with God’s love. In 2021, we will give away the first $75,000 received to the following four world missions organizations. All funds received above and beyond this amount will be used for special projects in our church that need extra funding including Lakeshore Kids, Lakeshore Students, Guest Services, facilities, and others.
Spreading god's word to impact our world
Making Waves 2021 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 2021 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 (2021). 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)
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are asking everyone to consider getting involved in three very practical ways:
Making Waves 2020 will fund the new construction projects and these annual missions efforts. We hope to begin construction of the new and modified spaces in April 2019. The timing of construction will depend on the speed of funding that comes from Making Waves 2020. The following is a breakdown of our estimated projected costs (subject to modest changes):
At home, in your small group, at Synergy Prayer every Saturday morning from 9:30–10:30am that God will help us fully help others who need it most.
Sign up for the Feed My Starving Children food packing event November 20-21 and get involved in a local Serve Initiative project.
Generously support Making Waves 2021 by turning in your Commitment Card (attached) with an upfront gift in 2020 and a monthly giving commitment “above and beyond” your regular giving in 2021 to impact our world.
A WORLD IN NEED
SUNDAY, NOV 22 | 9AM & 11AM
The Proof We Really Love People (1 John 3:16-18)
FMSC Celebration Weekend
SUNDAY, NOV 29 | 9AM & 11AM
A Famine Of Hearing God's Word (Amos 8:11)
SUNDAY, DEC 6 | 9AM & 11AM
Blessed To Be A Blessing (Luke 16:1-15)
SATURDAY, DEC | 9:30 - 10:30AM
Making Waves 2020 Day of Prayer at Synergy
THURSDAY, DEC 31
Deadline to turn in your Making Waves 2021 Commitment Card
SUNDAY, JAN 3 | 9AM & 11AM
Making Waves 2021 Celebration Services announcing the total commitment and turning in our "up front" gifts.
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
We will partner with Feed My Starving Children to provide nutritious meals for the hungry in our world.
We will provide support and help for improvement projects around Rochester to show God’s love to our community.
We will fund over 20,000 meals for children in this second-poorest country in the western hemisphere.
SELECT GLOBAL MISSIONS PROJECTS
As special needs and visits by any of our 20 plus missionaries come up, we will help them advance their efforts.
Will you help spread the good news?
To realize the vision, we encourage everyone to consider making a one-year commitment to making waves 2021. 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.