The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® is an annual offering collected by believers around the world to support international missions. The offering was officially named in 1918 by Woman’s Missionary Union in honor of the missionary to China who urged churches to start it and give sacrificially.
This offering is unique from other mission offerings in that 100% of gifts provide for missionaries all over the world. It is a valuable part of Southern Baptists' 175-year history of reaching the nations with the gospel and vital to reaching the vision of a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 7:9).
You will find The LMCO Prayer Guide and your Gift Envelope at the doorway into each of the places of Worship.
Gifts will be accepted through the month of January 2021.
Tompkins is a Missions oriented church. Our Missions efforts are not owned by the church or any individual. We are always open to opportunities wherever they originate.
We participate in several Missions Projects that are supported and promoted by the State Board of Missions; i.e., Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO).
There may be a Missions opportunity brought to the church by a church member. There may be a Bible Study class that engages in an ongoing Missions effort that seeks church-wide participation. There may be opportunities brought to the Director of Missions attention that is then brought to certain groups, i.e., Youth, Children, or Sunday School classes. We periodically do fundraisers for worthy community endeavors.
There is always our favorite church-wide Missions project that enjoys total support: Operation Christmas Child/Shoebox Christmas.
We invite you to participate in a Missions project or bring your own idea to our attention.