Global Mission Sunday–October 6, 2019
Sunday, October 6th (the first Sunday in October), has been set aside by Bishop Suarez to bring attention to Global Mission, our Companion Churches and seminary, and our partnership work together.
WHY? Projects and programs of the Synod’s Global Mission Committee are not funded by the Florida Bahamas Synod budget. The Global Mission Committee seeks to raise awareness and money for supporting projects presented to us by our companion relationships.
WHO? The Global Mission Special Projects fund supports four Companion Churches – Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Suriname, and the Union Theological College of the West Indies in Jamaica.
WHERE will the money raised go?
- To provide for bringing companion church representatives to Synod Assembly and the Lake Yale WELCA Conference
- Help to cover the costs for the tri-annual Caribbean Consultation
- Support the International Companion Program that brings a youth from a companion church to attend ELCA Youth Gatherings
- Cover projects that do not fall under a specific companion church category or do not have a designated funding source.
Can my church collect money for the Global Missions Fund on another Sunday?
Yes! Of course. However, we are asking that all donations for Global Mission be sent in by Nov. 18, 2019.
Where do we send the collections?
Florida Bahamas Synod Office – 3838 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607 Attn: Kim Raymond
How do we designate the Global Mission Sunday funds?
Note it on the MEMO line: FB Synod Global Mission – Global Mission Sunday
Can I designate THRIVENT Choice Dollars?
Absolutely!! Designate your THRIVENT Choice Dollars online to the FB Synod and then send an email to Kim Raymond (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating that you want your designated Choice Dollars to go to Global Mission.