DID YOU KNOW that every "memorial gifts" and "thanksgiving gifts" apart from our Sunday giving is separated out and designated to fix up and beautify the inside of our church?
It is customary for believers to give an additional gift as a memorial gift when someone they know and love from the body of Christ enters their eternal reward to be with Jesus. Sometimes people will give a "Thanksgiving" gift for an anniversary, a birthday, a grandchild's baptism, wedding, or confirmation or just because of how the Lord blessed them this past week.
These gifts are set aside an can only be used for those things that beautify and fix up our church and are always announced to the church.
Thanks to the many "memorial" gifts we receive for funerals along with special "thanksgiving" gifts the funds for these churchly needs is already gathered. In other words, they are already paid for!
THANKS BE TO GOD as He always provides for what His people need.