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Tulsa Church Announces ‘Give 2010′ and Donates Over $30,000

December 14, 2010

A Tulsa church announces “Give 2010″ and embodies the true nature of the Christmas season demonstrating that giving is more of a blessing than receiving. Doing something few pastors would do, Lead Pastor Matt Blair of Solace Church proposed that on the first Sunday in December every cent that was given–both in tithes and offerings–would be donated to charities both near and far. Up to the challenge, the congregation of the Tulsa church, only six years into its ministry, exceeded the expectations of all, including their pastor, by giving over $30,000 in a single Sunday.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) December 13, 2010

A Tulsa church announces “Give 2010″ and embodies the true nature of the Christmas season demonstrating that giving is more of a blessing than receiving. Recently, Lead Pastor Matt Blair of Solace Church announced to his congregation that the first Sunday in December would kick off “Give 2010,” a campaign focused on the Christmas season and the importance of helping those in need. Doing something few pastors would do, Pastor Blair proposed that on the first Sunday in December every cent that was given–both in tithes and offerings–would be donated to charities both near and far. Up to the challenge, the congregation of the Tulsa church, only six years into its ministry, exceeded the expectations of all, including their pastor, by giving over $30,000 in a single Sunday. “What an incredible statement by a congregation of 400!” said Pastor Blair.

Solace Church plans to spread the donations equally among local, national, and international organizations. To help those in need locally, Solace Church members are already buying groceries and assembling teams to feed over 800 families this year in their community and in other communities across Northeastern Oklahoma. On the national level, the church will partner with Feeding America, a nationally known hunger relief organization, to distribute food throughout the United States. Through a matching grant, this money will provide over 140,000 bags of groceries to families in need. Globally, the church in Tulsa will partner with the 1040 Initiative, an organization focused on providing much-needed eye surgeries and mobility aids to those in need on the Ivory Coast in South Africa. Solace Church will use $10,000 to ship more than 140 mobility carts to South Africa giving those who can’t walk the freedom to move.

Anyone wishing to partner with Solace Church and “Give 2010″ is urged to visit the website. Pastor Blair said, “I’d love to see this catch on and sweep the nation with hundreds of churches giving all of their tithes and offerings collected on the first Sunday in December to help make Christmas special for those in need; the world could be changed by such large-scale generosity.”        

Solace Church, a fast-growing church located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is driven by its mission of loving God and loving people, as it strives to be a place of refuge for Tulsans in need. Only six years into its ministry, the church has grown from 13 to over 400 each Sunday. For additional information on the ministries of this Tulsa church, visit http://www.solacechurch.com.

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