Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Personal Support Letter For Our Church Plant

Friends and Family,
Greetings and salutations from Farmington, Michigan! Some of you who are receiving this letter have not heard from us in a while, and we pray that God is working in the lives of you and your families. The last few years have been exciting as I (Daniel) have finished seminary and we continue to watch Isla, our daughter, grow. The latest and most exciting development in our lives has been our involvement with a church plant in our local area; a church that has been named Redeemer Community Church (lovingly referred to as RCC by the core launch team).
RCC exists to develop disciples of Jesus Christ by the power of His Gospel through the work of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God and the joy of His people. Our motto is something that each of us knows with certainty to be true – that Jesus changes everything! I (Daniel) will be serving as a co-planter and the Pastor of Christian Education, and Jeremy Roth (the other co-planter) will be the ordained Pastor of Preaching and Vision. Jeremy and I are excited to be surrounded by a dedicated group of servants of Christ. A primary focus will be targeting the lives of men – especially young men – as they are often the least represented in the church and the most in need of Godly character and a relationship with Jesus Christ in order to assume the roles of leadership that God desires for them. RCC will also be focused on overall outreach in the community and missions worldwide. 
Exciting things are happening! The church’s web page is ; a full site will be available by mid-November 2012. Dearborn Heights’s First Assembly of God has graciously agreed to rent their facility during off-hours, and RCC will be holding Sunday evening services there starting in the spring of 2013. We are seeking affiliation with local churches, church networks, and church planting organizations, but will not be associated with a specific religious denomination. Because of this, the challenge of raising support – both prayer and financial – is paramount. We ask anyone who reads this letter to please prayerfully consider joining us in support of RCC.
Foremost, we ask for diligent prayer that we fulfill God’s will; for a specific list of requests, please see the second page. We are also in need of items that are necessary to church operation; again, see the second page.  Monetary donations are needed in order to realize the goals that RCC has in place. If you are feeling led to support me (Daniel) personally or the Church generally, we would be most humbled and honored for the financial sacrifice you are willing to make. If you feel led to support me (Daniel) personally, whether in a one-time gift or on a monthly basis (we are not yet paid employees of RCC, but, rather volunteers), please indicate on the check that the donated monies should go into the Administration Fund, otherwise the donated monies will go into a General Fund. Checks can be made out to Redeemer Community Church and sent to the address listed below. Last, and by no means least, we need individuals and families to help us build a church community. If you know of anyone who is looking for a solid church home or would otherwise like to participate, let them know about what God is doing at RCC!
Thank you in advance for your prayer and support. If you have questions about anything related to the church or us personally, please ask. We would love to share more about what God is doing in this endeavor.
In Christ,

Daniel, Heather, and Isla Fick

Redeemer Community Church needs:
-  Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes (2 Thess 3:1)
-  Pray for God’s guidance and His will to be done
-  Pray for us to seek to honor and glorify God instead of pursuing our own selfish desires
-  Pray for ministry leaders to rise up (we specifically need a children’s director and a male administrator)
-  Pray for funds and for wise stewardship of those funds
-  Pray that the people we minister to will have soft hearts
-  Pray for strength, endurance, and motivation for the core group
-  Money
-  Office supplies (paper, envelopes, writing instruments, labels, stapler and staples, folders, file cabinet, binders, scissors, tape dispenser and tape, jump drive, etc)
-  Computer and/or laptop
-  Nursery items (toys, books, diapers, wipes, blankets, crafts, etc)
-  Sunday school curriculum
-  Sound equipment
-  Projector and screen
-  Books for church resource library
-  Miscellaneous church items (collection and communion plates, pulpit, etc)

Please make checks payable to Redeemer Community Church.
Donations can be sent to:

Redeemer Community Church
501 Kings Way
Canton, MI 48188

We will be sure that the church receives all donations. You will receive a receipt, so you can deduct your charitable gift on your tax return.

Thank you again for your loving support!

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