Friday, September 23, 2011

New Jersey Church to Distribute $90,000 Cash from Offering Plate this Sunday, Citing God, Not Government, as Solution for Financial Crisis

Below is a real “feel-good” email received from Christian Newswire.

 “MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 22, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Sunday September 25thLiquid Church of New Jersey is distributing over $30,000 in cash to all church goers on Sunday morning through a ‘Reverse Offering’ -- giving away the usual church offering collection.  The church will also announce the immediate financial injection of an additional $60,000 taken from the church offering plate into three local recovery projects in Morristown, New Brunswick and Nutley.  A total of $90,000 in church collections will be given out ‘to the people.’
‘Washington is broke, people are broke, and folks have lost faith that government can provide a lasting solution to economic issues,’ said Tim Lucas, Lead Pastor of the 2,000-member church.  ‘Every dollar in our economy is printed with the words 'In God We Trust'... but we want to challenge people with the idea that 'God Trusts Them',’ said Lucas.
‘We believe our current economic crisis is a spiritual issue, which is why we are moving forward with God's recovery plan.’  Each person will receive a specially prepared envelope with the words ‘God Trusts You!’ containing varying portions of the Reverse Offering with $10, $20 and $50 bills.   Lucas is currently preaching a 4-part sermon series teaching biblical principles of finance regarding debt & living on budget. 
Dozens of families in the congregation are banding together to use their Reverse Offering monies to bring relief to a Manville, NJ neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Irene, restoring the Market Street Mission for the homeless in Morristown and boarding the New York City Relief Bus to feed the hungry in Paterson. The church has set-up a webpage with additional ideas featuring ways churchgoers might use the divinely appointed dollars they receive. 
‘Government isn't the source of recovery-- God is,’ said Lucas.  ‘Since God trusts His people, we do too.’
Members of the press are invited to any of 6 services this Sunday. RSVP Kenny Jahng: 973-500-8536
Sunday September 25th // 9:30am and 11:30am at 3 locations:
·        Hyatt Hotel - Morristown
·        The Heldrich Hotel - New Brunswick
·        John Walker Middle School - Nutley
Liquid Church is one of NJ's fastest-growing Christian churches.  Founded in 2001 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church's vision is to ‘take church to the people’ with campuses in MorristownNew Brunswick, and Nutley.  Over 2,000 people experience Liquid's worship services each weekend in New Jersey and around the globe through its Church Online. As a part of its global outreach Liquid provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor with dozens of completed projects in Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Haiti and El Salvador. Sunday Service times & directions:

Can we get an AMEN and a THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER. God bless the Liquid Church.

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