Boxing Day and Giving


The day after Christmas, in British tradition, is called “boxing day.” Originally, it was a day on which a Christmas box, with a small gift or gratuity, would be given to the servants and other poorer people who worked all year but go largely unnoticed – and may not have received much for Christmas. Who are the unseen, unnoticed people who go about their tasks and are often ignored and overlooked? Can we treat them with care and compassion? Let’s make it our business to make boxing day an all year event. Let’s be givers and not takers! Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

As we come to the end of this 2017 would you please consider giving a SPECIAL YEAR-END GIFT TO CENTRAL. As has been previously communicated our financial offerings are presently 8% below our ministry expenses. This is not sustainable and we are praying for a miraculous increase in the financial support of Central’s General Fund. Will you join other members of Central and give a special year-end gift so we can we can start 2018 on a solid financial foundation. 

Gifts of cash, stocks, checks and credit cards are gratefully received and accepted. All year-end gifts need to be postmarked by December 31 if you want it to be tax-deductible for 2017. Thank you for your prayers and considering this important request.

Please email our Financial Administrator at or contact her at 763-441-2363 if you have any questions. I hope you had a blessed Christmas!