Glad Tidings Perth

Wow, what a privilege to be part of the 2020 Big Give.

The Big Give Team of Glad Tidings Church in Perth,Ont. encouraged our congregation to support a couple of initiatives to demonstrate the radical generosity to our community thru acts of kindness.

1. Lanark Highlands Food Pantry in Lanark. Through generous donations of food from our local congregation we were able to give approximately 1150 lbs or 522 kilograms of needed products such as food ,paper products etc. We also had a couple of ladies in our congregation make cloth face masks.
2. We also encouraged people to ask God – to lay on our heart a person or people group that we could bless with gift cards ranging from $5 – $50 or more. Many people gave to our frontline workers such as custodians at the local hospital, lab techs, registration clerks, postal workers, grocery clerks, garbage/recycle collectors, etc. Many gave grocery cards. We had lots of responses from people who said how much they appreciated the kindness. There were many good conversations around the act of giving from the heart.
3. A Youth bike was also donated early in the year to give away at the Big Give. Our local newspaper helped us get the word out and we drew a winning name.