FAITH RECAP 2018 Annual Report
35 Received the Holy Ghost
50 Baptized in the Name of Jesus
Jim Halpert Testimony
I was not born into the church. In fact, for much of my life, church visits were essentially for weddings or funerals. In my late 40’s I started seeking out churches, mainly while on trips, to remember my deceased younger brother and to say rudimentary prayers seeking peace of mind. My first exposure to a Pentecostal church was 10 years ago together with my wife Li…
Li Wang Testimony
I grew up in a communist country at a time in history that every one was taught that there was no God. Believing in God was prohibited. I spent most of my life to study and to build a successful career in this natural world. In retrospect, the opportunity to come to the U.S. for my post-graduate training was a path God prepared for me without me even knowing it.
1st Time Guests: 435
2nd Time Guests: 142
3rd Time Guests: 70
EASTER SERVICE at Faith
Total Attendance: 440
Total Children’s Attendance: 105
Thank you for another great year of sacrifice for our annual Easter Offering! This year we used half of our Easter offering to finish our long-awaited commercial kitchen. The kitchen equipment includes: a commercial freezer and refrigerator, commercial stove, commercial convection oven and commercial microwave. Additionally, we were also able to purchase racks, tables and miscellaneous kitchen equipment. Another big portion of our Easter Offering went towards added security which includes cameras, updated alarms systems, keyless entry and multiple two-way radios. Other purchased items include shed repair, painting, computers, nursery updates and a new zero-turn lawn mower. Because of your faithfulness to this offering, each year we are able to continue improving our building for ministry.
- Total Attendance: 420
- Total First Time Guests: 46
- Total Children’s Attendance: 101
- Dollars Raised in 2018: 10,168.5
- Meals Provided in 2018: 389
- Thanksgiving Meals: 59
- Christmas Meals: 36
2018 Total Gross Income: $1,116,482
percentage of increase over last year 10.7%%
2018 Total Tithes Income: $689,276
2018 Total Offering Income: $153,612
2018 Total Missions Income: $202,865
2018 Total Building Income: $70,729
Total Amount Given: $111,817.00*
- Dollars raised for global and local initiatives: $24,128
- Number of hours volunteered: 90
- First Time guests: 20
- Vacation Bible School
- Block Party
- Bible Quizzing
2018 VBS was AMPED! Our theme AMPED was all about “living in God’s power”. We had an incredible week of Vacation Bible School as over 35 students experienced three days full of fun, games, relatable Bible lessons and a chance to experience God’s presence. On Sunday, we ended VBS as we took over the sanctuary for an electrifying finale! It was an unforgettable week all made possible by our incredible volunteers.
Block Party 2018 was literally ROCKing! This year, we added our first ever rock wall! With bounce houses, free food, bubble soccer, face painting and balloon animals – there was something for the whole family! With over 200 guests and many more in attendance, this day was an incredible success as we provided a safe, family-friendly event for our community. Thanks to the 15 business partners who sponsored this event and made it all possible!
The 2017-2018 Bible Quiz year was another incredible season for our FAITH quizzers. Our quizzers traveled throughout Connecticut and had the opportunity to travel to Ijamsville, MD for the Northeast Extravaganza as they memorized and quizzed the book of Acts. Thank you to all of our families who make this ministry possible!
2017-2018 was another successful year for enFOCUS Tutoring! In total, 15 students and 14 tutors participated in this year’s program. Each week, we were able to provide free tutoring to many students in our community. Thank you to all of our tutors who volunteered and made this possible.
Back Pack Give Back
This year for our annual Back Pack Give Back, we broke a record by donating 355 back packs filled with supplies! Because of your support, we were able to bless hundreds of Manchester students and help start the school year off right. A special thank you to TGM Copiers for being a business partner in sponsoring this initiative.