Christos End of Year 2020
Dear Friends of Christos,
The year 2020 will go down in history around the world as a year like no other. Yet in the midst of this difficult year, Christos is nearing the close of a wonderful year with strong enrollment in the Tending the Holy program and excellent contemplative retreats, seminars and new programming for spiritual directors.
The mission of Christos, to cultivate the inner life so we can know God’s loving presence in ourselves and the world, has never been more relevant. In this time of rampant anxiety Christos offers God’s peace to spiritually hungry people.
Our current direction seems clear: to continue to teach and share God’s love in the world by reaching out with virtual and in-person retreats, seminars, calls to prayer and reflection. All of the offerings and events of Christos are being offered online and some also in person to a limited number of attendees. By using virtual technology, we are expanding our reach to a broader community.
All of this includes paid and volunteer workers, expensive technology and expenses for 1212 Holly Drive. We need your financial support for these expenses which enable the mission of Christos.
At this time, we are incredibly blessed to have a matching gift available. Every dollar you give between now and the end of the year will have twice the impact. Every gift, large or small, is important so Christos can maximize the use of the dollar for dollar matching gift. We need and are deeply grateful for your prayers and financial support.
You can give via Paypal or Vanco below or by mailing a check by sending a donation by check with “Matching Gift” noted at the bottom to Christo Center. 1212 Holly Drive, Lino Lakes, MN 55038.
Please listen and watch for how God may be calling you. In this time of separation and isolation, consider how you can maintain meaningful connection to others whether directly or by technology through programs offered by Christos.
With Hope and Gratitude,
The Board of Directors: Tom Bulger, Board Chairman, Nancy Blanski, Vicki Howard, Teresa Kelling, Sue Knepler, Brian Norsman
Ways To Donate
Gifts of Securities
Give stocks and mutual funds through taxable and retirement accounts. Potential tax advantages are available through this method of giving which can be addressed with your financial and/or tax advisor. Then contact LaDonna Olson at the Christos office for transfer instructions at [email protected].
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