Each December at Upper Room our Christmas Offering is always two-fold. We desire to be intentional with funds going outside our walls to support our greater community. And at the same time, December is our largest giving goal to help Upper Room maintain a healthy and stable financial position which allows us to continue in the work God is inviting us to do!
All of our Missional Giving will go to our newest community partner, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie. SPCP is a local non-profit working to advance racial justice and equity, heal damage caused by race-based trauma and elevate marginalized voices and experiences. This years missional giving will go directly to that mission. More specifically, it will go to support Annual DR. Martin Luther King JR. Service Holiday. This The event brings together people of all races and generations for celebration, education, and to have conversations about the ongoing impact of racism, and our fight for Beloved Community.
We are inviting our community to make a special financial gift to UR’s General Fund to help us meet our largest monthly goal of $80,000 in December. This goal will help us start 2023 in a healthy financial position. Our hope is to start the year off well and continue the momentum of community building and faithfully living out our mission.
Each year Upper Room relies on the faithful giving of committed individuals and families to support the work of being alive through the words, actions, and presence of Jesus. This December, if you are not yet a regular, committed giver to Upper Room, would you become one? And if you are a regular, committed giver to Upper Room would you consider giving your monthly contribution two times in December?
Lastly, Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are able to do this work together, because of your generous and sacrificial giving. Even if you are unable to give over and above this December, know we are so appreciative of your presence in this community. No matter how much you give, you are a meaningful, good and joyous part of this community.
Other ways to give to Upper Room's Year End and Christmas Offering:
Check/Cash - Mail to: Upper Room, Attn: Jim Lee, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436.
Write “Missional Offering” on the memo line or on an envelope with cash to designate to the Missional Offering.
Text - Simply text the amount you'd like to give to 84321
Add "Missional Offering" to the amount to designate to the Christmas Offering
Stock Gift - Please contact your Financial Consultant/Brokerage Firm and provide them with the following:
Name of Upper Room’s brokerage firm: Charles Schwab
DTC delivery # for Charles Schwab: 0164
Upper Room’s Charles Schwab Account Number: 3532-4196
In addition, please email Jim Lee to notify Upper Room of your gift so that we can process it in a timely manner and provide you with a giving statement.
Gifts must be postmarked or initiated by Dec 31 to count as a tax-deductible donation for 2022.
If you have questions, contact Jim at Jim@urminneapolis.org.