Offering taken at the Service of Holy Communion (TC2023)
The offering collected at the opening worship will be distributed in the following manner:
25% to the Alleluia Better Chance Diaper Closet, a Phoenix-based ministry supporting families with young children
25% to the Phoenix Dream Center, a ministry to and with those who have been trafficked
50% to Women of the ELCA’s ongoing churchwide ministries
The diaper closet and the Dream Center were chosen because resolutions came before the Eleventh Triennial Convention (2021) relating to human trafficking and assisting women and children living in poverty with gifts of diapers. It has been the practice to review actions taken at the last convention and make recommendations based on those actions. Both the diaper closet and the Dream Center will also be receiving in-kind gifts as the Just Love Gathering.