REPORT ON THE MOORE FAMILY CHALLENGE
John 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
In the closing days of this season of Easter, we have more joyful news to share! With heartfelt thanks to David and Joan Moore, their entire family and to the many parishioners who responded to their generous challenge, we are pleased to report that around $245,000 has been raised to ensure that Christ Church Deer Park will continue to bear fruit – fruit that will last. While this is a fantastic result, we would love to surpass the quarter million mark! In fact, there is no reason to stop at this level … there is still time to donate.
This achievement includes the Moore’s “matching” gift of up to $100,000, which was maximized through the contributions of 50 parishioners who rose to the challenge to raise funds for the following three purposes:
- Eliminate the 2021 operating deficit ensuring that our wonderful ministries will continue during COVID and beyond;
- Ensure that much needed physical improvements and maintenance are fully funded; and
- Ensure that our Investment Fund is not depleted and can contribute to CCDP operations over the long term.
Some donors designated their contributions to only one of these objectives and we are pleased to report that, due to the success of the campaign, these wishes will be easily accommodated. As mentioned previously, there is still time to contribute to the Moore Family Challenge. Anyone interested in making a cash donation can mail or drop off a personal cheque, provide a pledge letter to the church (if you would like to spread your special gift over the year) or use our new e-transfer facility to make your gift to CCDP. Gifts of stock, which can be more tax efficient for the donor, are also accepted (please contact the church office for transfer instructions). In all cases, please make a note that the gift relates to the “Moore Family Challenge” to distinguish it as a special one-time gift apart from your regular giving.
Your Management Team would like to take this opportunity to thank all who contributed to this wonderful campaign, including our Stewardship Committee for their outreach, and with a special thanks to the Moore family for their generous and impactful call to action.