In addition to receiving regular tithes and offerings during Sunday worship, Community of the Savior now offers an online giving option. Your tithe can automatically be sent to CoS through convenient and secure recurring giving each month or week. A one time gift option is also available. Gifts can be made through electronic transfer from a checking account or with a credit card.
Community of the Savior seeks to be faithful stewards of our resources with a commitment to giving 20 percent of tithes and offerings to missions outside our congregation. The following are outside organizations and causes that Community of the Savior supports financially.
The mission of The Rochester Connection is to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission by strengthening existing churches through networking leadership, sharing resources, partnering, providing consultation and strategic planning. It also participates in planting new churches and other forms of ministering communities.
Connecting and uniting urban, suburban and rural churches; organizations & individuals to work together in breaking down barriers of poverty, race, and despair in the name of Jesus Christ
Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV)
The mission of ASADV is to provide support to the Deaf community and to Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing individuals, families, and children who are or have been victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.
In 2015, Willow Center changed its name from Alternatives for Battered Women (ABW) to better reflect the breadth of services we provide and the clients we serve. Willow Center exists to enhance the quality of life and empower individuals affected by, or at risk of, domestic violence. The Agency provides a full continuum of services, including crisis counseling, support (including emergency housing for families) and prevention/education.
InterVarsity (IV) Christian Fellowship/USA is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. Locally, IV will minister to students and faculty in the Greater Rochester Region which provides staffing and ministries to RIT, U of R, Eastman and SUNY Geneseo.
Tab Smith Ministries/ Navajo Reservation
Tab Smith Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit organization called to provide theological education, especially to those who would otherwise go without. Their main calling is to serve a network of indigenous churches on the Navajo Reservation, as they partner with Pure Water Ministry in God’s Kingdom work.
Clear Blue Water Project
Providing clean, safe water to desperately needy locations. Clear Blue is writing stories of life and hope through various water projects (wells, boreholes, filters, irrigation systems, purification systems) all over the world. Most projects target communities of 550-1500 people. Costs vary from country to country, as the needs and challenges in each situation are different.
Set Free Movement
Kevin Austin is an FM missionary working domestically and globally through The Set Free Movement to end modern-day slavery. The Free Methodists have a special preference for the poor and those who are vulnerable to injustice. The Set Free Movement seeks to end modern slavery and create new futures in partnership with others through community-based action.
Ugandan Water Project
Ugandan Water Project works with sponsors in the US to provide safe accessible drinking water and other catalyst resources to communities in Uganda. Our goal is to implement relational solutions that help Ugandans pull themselves out of poverty in a sustainable way so they can live the lives they were created for.
Eden reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Nepal by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees — for as little as 10¢ per tree.
STREET CHILDREN HOME/ Orphanage
Bangladesh Youth First Concerns (BYFC) strives to reach every young person in every group in the country, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise-up lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. At present there are 13 different ministries run by BYFC including 5 Children Homes for orphan street kids. BYFC is requesting help with the operational costs of the Children Homes by asking for partners to sponsor children and in response, CoS will support sponsorship of 3 orphan children.
Central Europe FMWM (Free Methodist World Missions)
Gerry McNamara serves as Pastor of the Gyor (Hungary) FMC and European Systems Director for the MEG. Kati McNamara is involved with compassion ministries – working with orphans (developing their education and preventing them from being forced into human trafficking). They became full-time FM International Missionaries to Hungary in September 2015.
Dr. Paul Berry Scholarship/ Immanuel University
Immanuel University is unique in that it seeks to serve the destitute youth of India. Providing scholarships will empower the so called socially backward and economically impoverished students through higher education. CoS will support the full scholarship for one student.
Benevolence Fund – to help with needs of our congregation community and friends.
Emergency Fund – to help with “special” projects at organizations or local churches.
Education Scholarships – college and internship funding for community members and international students.
Other– to respond to local care ministries; missions outreach of our congregation community and friends.
Equal Participation Plan (EPP)—Free Methodist Connectional Ministries
Through EPP we join local congregations across the United States in support of the work of the Free Methodist Church USA. On the local level, our EPP supports the ministries of the Genesis Conference, including church planting, ministerial scholarships, retiree benefits, and conference personnel.
On the regional level, we support the work of the NE Region of the FMCUSA.
On the national level, our support includes denominational oversight and World Ministries Center operations.