In light of recent events in Iraq, Canon Andrew White has appealed for support of his ministry in Baghdad: The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME). Canon White preached at Pillar last year and continues to lead a ministry for Christians throughout Iraq. Many Iraqi Christians are internally displaced, having been forced out of their homes into rapidly shrinking safe havens. Canon Andrew White was recently awarded the inaugural Anne Frank Award for Human Dignity and Tolerance by the Dutch government for his work with FRRME (see here). There is an update from FRRME at the bottom of this post.
On Sunday 21 you’ll have the opportunity to give a financial gift to this ministry as we give our offerings and tithes that day. If you wish to give to Canon Andrew White’s ministry, please put “FRRME” in the memo line of your check or on your offering envelope. Pastors Jon Brown and Chris DeVos also invite you to participate in the Park2Park 1/2 marathon or 5K (run, bike or walk). Registration costs for the race go to support Neighbors Plus, a local outreach ministry led by Sheri Santos, that Pillar supports. As part of the event, you can also pledge a set amount per mile set aside for FRRME.
Our goal is to raise $15,000 in support of FRRME through our September financial offering and pledges for runners. If you haven’t already registered, please do so ASAP! Pledge forms for runners are available on the back table in the lobby. Email email@example.com for further information.