By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
While there are many “pros” to the Baptist and Reflector’s print schedule of every other week, one “con” is that some denominational events or programs do not get the recognition they should in the print issue.
One of those that fell by the wayside was Mission:Dignity Sunday, sponsored by GuideStone Financial Resources. I’m hopeful many of our Tennessee Baptist churches mentioned Mission:Dignity to their members this past Sunday (June 25).
Mission:Dignity is a day to remember and honor retired ministers, workers, and their widows living on low retirement incomes. It’s also a time to give generously to help the nearly 1,800 individuals and couples assisted by the ministry. About $7 million is distributed annually, with most of the funding coming from direct gifts of individuals, Sunday School classes and churches. Every dollar given provides well-deserved monthly grants with nothing used for operating expenses. [Read more…]