“We sometimes think that “imagination” means something escapist or illusory. Yet, imagination is not something unreal or fake. No, it is essential to God’s hope for creation. Hear how the Apostle Paul put it: “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine…” (Ephesians 3:20-21). And God imagines a world where all are safe, all are loved, all are fed.

You see, when we use our imaginations in the way that God does, we can begin to envision – and work for! – a world

…where no child goes unfed, unhoused, or unloved;

…where no one ever fears abuse or violence;

…where clean water is not a dream but a reality for all;

…where small farmers do their work with dignity and are paid a fair wage for their labors;

…where agricultural practices enrich and renew the land rather than deplete it;

…where survivors of natural disasters have the resources they need;

…where vulnerable immigrants are welcomed in Christ’s name.

Can YOU imagine these things? Through your gifts to Week of Compassion what we can imagine becomes ever more a reality for more and more people.

Please give generously!”


“When people look at the church, they should see the One who declared—through word and deed to the leper, the lame, and the poor—that His kingdom is bringing healing to every speck of the universe.”

Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, in When Helping Hurts


A special offering will be collected for Week of Compassion during worship on February 17 & 24. For more information on Week of Compassion, visit them online at www.weekofcompassion.org.