eNewsletter August 2020

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September $10,000 Matching Gift

We are, once again, blessed with a matching gift challenge!  We are so grateful to all of our donors and volunteers for their efforts in helping to Make a Home for the Metanoia Center.  It is our desire and focus to rehab the building at 113 N. Wayne completely without debt.  In order to do that we are seeking donations from individuals, churches and organizations including grant opportunities.  A donation to this challenge can be made by clicking here.  This challenge will run through September of 2020.

We love checks!  That’s because, with checks, there are no online service fees.  Drop your donation check directly to us at Metanoia Center, Business Office, 316 Home Ave., Lockland, OH, 45215.

August $1000 Matching Gift Exceeded

This August we were presented with a $1000 dollar-for-dollar matching gift.   On August 20 the matching gift was achieved and exceeded!   Thank you to those who donated and pushed this matching gift challenge way over the top!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Metanoia Center Work Days

We had two full work days at the Metanoia Center in the month of August.  Combined, we had close to 60 volunteers. The last work day of August had the highest number of volunteers this year of about 32 individuals.   We’ve been thanking God for over 100 volunteers, from more than 10 churches, who have put in more than 400 hours of work in 2020!  And the building, and the corner looks completely different.

As we move into the fall we’ll have fewer work days available than we’ve had to date – but – keep your eyes on your email inbox as we’ll send out notices to everyone on our mailing list of dates available.  Our next work day is already schedule for Saturday, September 26th.  We have plans of having teams in both buildings this date!   You can read more about it and register to attend here.

As always, we have posted photos of all of the work days to date on the Center’s Facebook here.

115 N. Wayne

Pray with us as we explore what is needed to use 115 N. Wayne, our corner building, for after school clubs.  Due to guidelines pertaining to COVID clubs are not currently permitted to function on the school grounds.  So, we are looking into how we can use this building to make it available to Good News Club, Cru and YoungLife. Additionally, we are also exploring how we can also restart ESL (English as a Second Language) classes in the same space.

Furniture Donation

A former computer software company in Louisville, KY is donating their office equipment (phones, desks, chairs, printers and more) to the Metanoia Center.   Once we have a date, and 115 N. Wayne is ready, we’ll be reaching out to everyone to seek volunteers to go to Louisville to pick up these items and deliver them back to Lockland.  We will have a big truck to fill!  We have plans of going through all of the items, tagging those we plan to use.  Those we don’t use we’ll offer to sell and use the sale proceeds for the Metanoia Center.  We’re thinking we’ll need 5 to 7 individuals to help us with this effort.   Please be watching your email for a “help us” notice for when the time comes!

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Full Time With the Metanoia Center

As announced in July, with the growth of the Metanoia Center we’ve seen our “hours of activity” shifting more and more to the Metanoia Center.  To accomplish present and future goals of the Metanoia Center our activity will continue to shift in that direction.   Which has brought us to the realization of our need to be “full time” with the Metanoia Center.

In July we sent letters to current support donors with details on how to move their recurring donation to the Metanoia Center from the Global CHE Network.  And, we reached out by letter to more than 100 others with information about this change with details on how to become a part of our financial support team in any amount.  Below are the details once more:

By U.S. Mail or Thru Your Financial Institution

Your support check can be mailed to Metanoia Center, Business Office, 316 Home Ave., Lockland, OH, 45215.  Please feel free to add a note indicating that your donation is for the “Ministry of Jim and Phyllis Null”.

Online With a Debit or Credit Card

Go to https://www.metanoiacenter.net/donate.php and select the SimpleGive option.  Here you’ll be able to setup recurring donations using a debit or credit card, or your checking account.  Donations setup here will automatically recur on the schedule that you select!  Select, from the drop down, “Ministry of Jim and Phyllis Null”.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, help or ideas!   We are seeking financial help for our personal ministry living expenses as we serve full time with the Metanoia Center.

Take a “Tour”

We’ve had over 100 volunteers join us through the summer at the Metanoia Center.  And we’re aware that others would like “to come and see” what God is doing with these two buildings in our community.  We are extending an invitation to you to do just that.  Please reach out to us and let us know your desire, and we’ll sync up our calendar with your available date and time to walk through both buildings.   Give us a call or drop us an email (contact info is below).

Prayer List

  • Pray as we transition from the Global CHE Network to full time with the Metanoia Center in these ways:
    • For a replacement for Jim’s Technology Facilitator role with the Global CHE Network
    • For additional personal ministry supporters for our full time ministry with the Metanoia Center
  • Praise God for the $10,000 matching gift opportunity!
  • Pray with us as we explore how we can use 115 N. Wayne for after school clubs and ESL classes.
  • Praise God for the impact our Saturday Work Teams have had on the neighborhood, for engaging those who pass the building on the street and for being a visible presence of “transforming people and place”.  Those who volunteer on our work teams bring an amazing amount of joy and encouragement with them!
  • Praise God for the provision of furniture from the donation we’ve mentioned above.
  • Thank God for matching gift donations.  The current $10,000 matching gift donation is fourth opportunity this year.  Thank you Lord that the three prior donations were exceeded!  We are praying that this donation match is not only met, but exceeded as well.

 

Serving With You Because of Him,

Jim and Phyllis
Galatians 2:20

About Us: Jim and Phyllis are faith-based independent missionaries commissioned by Faith Bible Church, Cincinnati, Ohio serving with the Metanoia Center. Donations to their ministry may be made through the Metanoia Center, Business Office, 316 Home Ave., Lockland, OH, 45215 or online by visiting https://www.metanoiacenter.net/donate.php. If sent by postal mail, please include a note with your donation indicating your desire to direct it to Jim and Phyllis Null’s Ministry Area.  The Metanoia Center is recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization, thus your donation can be considered for tax exemption – please consult with your tax professional for details.

Contact Us: our contact information is: Jim and Phyllis Null, 316 Home Ave., Lockland, Oh, 45215 – Telephone: 502-235-7005.

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