For many years we’ve run an annual Gift Day. The vision has always been, and continues to be, that we express something of God’s generosity and graciousness towards us by reaching out to those in need through our donations. This year, Gift Day is taking place on Sunday 15th May as a part of our usual services.
Once a year, all members of our church family are invited to make a special donation to a Gift Day collection. The money for Gift Day is then donated to charities locally, nationally, and overseas. Many of the charities or individuals have a link to Sunnyside in some way shape or form, with lots Sunnysider’s continuing to be actively involved in all sorts of different charities that are supported. To see a full list of the charities supported last year, take a look at our Friends and Connections.
Last year, we were able to raise a phenomenal figure in excess of £50,000 which was used to support a range of charities and individuals. As well as this, we financed the Sunnyside Outreach Fund, which enabled us to support new and exciting mission initiatives from within Sunnyside. Its completely optional to give to the Sunnyside Outreach Fund, if you’d like to offer 10% of your gift you can specify it by ticking a box on the Gift Day envelope.
We love coming together as one church family to support those in need, so no gift is too small or too large, what’s really important is that everyone in our church community can take part in this special outreach. We’d love you to prayerfully consider whether you can make a Gift Day donation and then join in praying for the event! One of the best things about Gift Day is getting to hear about the difference we are able to make both locally and globally as a result of God’s goodness and our willingness to take part. However, it doesn’t end there. Throughout the year, usually on the first Sunday of the month, we give you regular updates and news from a selection of the charities we support – Gift Day is an important part of what we do at Sunnyside that continues over the next twelve months!
We’re hoping everyone at Sunnyside can take part in Gift Day 2016. You can read more about Gift Day or find out how to donate by clicking here.