Material Giving Opportunities

February 6, 2019 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized

Phil.4:17b … I seek the fruit which increases to your account.

2 Cor.9:6-7 But take note of this: He who sows sparingly shall also sparingly reap; and he who sows with blessings shall also with blessings reap;  Each one as he has purposed in his heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Questions? Contact finance@churchincupertino.org.

Lord’s Move to Europe (on-going)
See http://lordsmove.org/offerings.html.
Additional designations (not yet on the page):

  • LME Munich
  • LME Gut Elim


NorCal Work Fund (on-going)
** We highly encourage the saints to set up direct automatic recurring donations. See details below.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: NorCal work fund

Or, see more options here, including direct automatic recurring donations.

UK Building Fund (on-going)
See details below.
College Student Training in Ethiopia (June 2019)
Report & fellowship | Giving instructions

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: College Student Training in Ethiopia.


NorCal Conference Center (December 2018)
You may find the summary in the
Pledge Form for NorCal Conference Center, or further details in
NorCal Conference Center Presetation.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: NorCal Conference Center.

Current giving summary:



Property for Addis Ababa (June 2018)
The second burden released was regarding the purchase of a property to be used for the church in Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) and the training in Ethiopia. The church life in Ethiopia began with 50 college students in Addis Ababa in 2001, and has since grown to 350 saints in Addis Ababa, as well as over 20 other localities where saints are meeting throughout the country. In addition, a Full-time Pursuing training began in August 2016, and by the end of June, 58 saints will have passed through at least one year of training. There is a growing hunger for the truth in the country with many seeking ones on the campuses and in the communities, and there is even a need to care for returning African students who were gained while studying in China! However, the limited facilities of the church have been inadequate to provide for all of the needs. The brothers in have located an excellent property in capital city of Addis Ababa which is 5 miles from the city center and the airport. The property is 1.75 acres, and currently has a 2-floor residential building with 9,000 sq ft of space. This could be renovated to be used for offices for the work or residential space for serving ones. The brothers would also like to build a meeting hall which would fit 800-1000 saints, a training center with dormitories, and a hospitality facility for saints travelling for trainings and conferences. The property will serve as a center for furthering the Lord’s move across Africa. The current owners have been quite favorable toward the brothers, and have offered to sell the property for 2.5 million USD, although the assessed value is 3.5 million USD, and land prices have been nearly doubling on a yearly basis for the past several years. A down payment of 365,000 USD is due by June 15, and full payment is expected by August 15. The church in Addis Ababa plans to contribute 100,000 USD for the purchase. Details for giving are below.To give for the property in Addis Ababa, please follow the instructions at the end of the announcement that was handed out (link here).

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: Property for Addis Ababa


Champaign Meeting Hall Support (Mar.2018)
Brothers,We have been fellowshipping locally and with some other brothers both within the Midwest and outside the Midwest about raising funds for a potential meeting hall for the church in Champaign. The church here has been meeting for the last eighteen years in the student union building on campus. However, there is a building that is one block from campus that is a fraternity building which is up for sale. We feel it is probably the best building we will be able to find that is so close to campus. All the brothers both in and outside the Midwest that we have shown it to are impressed with the building and its usefulness.

Update on the current situation: If we can complete the purchase of the building by the end of March, the owner will give us the $10,000 a month rent check that he gets. To close this quickly, we have an immediate need for an additional $80,000. We plan to take possession in July, and by that time we will need $120,000 more to complete renovations and upgrades to make the building ADA compliant.

… (follow this link to read the complete letter with further details and picture)

  • Saints in Cupertino could make the offerings through The Church In Cupertino with the designation “Champaign Meeting Hall Support”.


UK Building Fund (Nov.2017 / On-going)
Video of the Special fellowship during the Thanksgiving conference: (or register/log on lsmwebcast.com-> Recent conference -> Special Fellowship) first some 30 minutes on the Lord’s recent Move in Germany and then the fellowship on the need of UK building fund to prepare the training facility for “5,000 young Germans who see the vision of God’s economy and give themselves for it.UK Building Project PageGiving information

    • Saints in Cupertino could make check payable to The Church In Cupertino with “UK Building Fund” in the memo.
    • If you have the heart but do not have the saving, the special fellowship encourage us to give regularly by saving small amounts, e.g. $2.5 for a cup of coffee weekly. You can set up a small amount of recurring giving accordingly following the instructions in the page (Note: currently the PayPal button there does not seem to allow us to specify the giving to LME as for UK Building Fund. You can achieve it by using the form below “To submit a restricted recurring donation …” in this other page.)



NorCal Work Fund (Sep. 2016 / May 2017 / On-going)
May 2017 update: our target for 2017 is 350K.—————-(Excerpt of the letter to the churches) Dear brothers,As we fellowshipped last Saturday afternoon with the brothers, the Lord’s move in Northern California has been progressing. We have surveyed the situation of the churches in Northern California, and realized that many areas of opportunity for the Lord are in smaller or newer localities that do not have the financial ability to support full-time workers. We recognize that more workers are necessary to commence a work in nearby cities, communities, and campuses. For this reason, we have established the NorCal Work Fund aiming to release the supply in the Body to meet the need of the Body.At this time, we will focus on the one-time goal of reaching $250,000 by the end of 2016. Then, starting in 2017, we would like to establish a more consistent ongoing support by monthly (or regular) pledging by churches and individual saints.We trust that in opening this fund to the saints and the churches, the Lord will touch many saints “to support such ones that we may become fellow workers in the truth” (3 John 8). …


This is a brief summary of the NorCal Work Fund for saints to know its goal, function, and practical details for supporting it. Purpose To support the full-time serving ones in a new situation where local support is inadequate. Examples: workers at Sonoma State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico, etc. This will not replace the current organic support by nearby localities. This is not intended to support an existing work in the localities, e.g., Berkeley full timers. This is not to support FTTA trainees. The fund is intended to support all kinds of full timers serving in Northern California, including young people’s workers, community workers, and language workers, and some who may serve in more than one kind of work simultaneously (e.g., young people and college). Oversight The Fund will be overseen by a group of mature serving brothers … All disbursements are to be considered under much prayer and fellowship, and agreed upon by unanimous decision. Accounting Name of the account: NorCal Work Fund, to be handled practically as a special account opened under the auspices of the church in Berkeley. All disbursements are to come from the church in Berkeley special account as directed by the overseeing brothers. Donations Donations are welcome from both individuals and local churches. Pledges of one-time giving or periodic giving are both acceptable. The initial target is $250,000. Contributions from individuals are to be understood as being in addition to the regular offering of 10% and 5% to the local churches. Electronic donations are now available, and up-to-date information concerning donations can be accessed from the NorCal Work Fund link at http://www.norcalchurches.org/.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: NorCal work fund
 Giving to Support the Gospel Work in Europe (December 2015)

Special Fellowship Handouts 25 December 2015 (pdf)

  • After the special fellowship on 25 December, further fellowship was given regarding the need to print more copies of the Recovery Version New Testament in German for free mass distribution among the German-speaking people. Those who wish to donate for that purpose should give to Living Stream Ministry according to the instructions in the handout.

The gospel work in Europe, including the work among the refugees, is being carried out in a coordinated way through three main entities:

  1. Living Stream Ministry (LSM)—produces gospel and ministry materials in Arabic, Farsi, and European languages to contact and nourish the seeking ones.
  2. Rhema Literature Distributors (Rhema)—conducts free mass distribution of gospel and ministry materials.
  3. Lord’s Move to Europe (LME)—provides financial support for those who serve full time in Europe and for other expenses related to the carrying out of the gospel work in Europe. In conjunction with LME, Amana Trust in London coordinates the work related to the person -to person contact ing and shepherding of seeking ones in Europe.
Churches and saints who desire to give to support the specific aspects of the work related to LSM, Rhema, and LME can use the following instructions (please designate each gift as indicated):
To give to LSM (designate your gift for “Refugee Language Work”) 1. By mail—make your check payable to Living Stream Ministry and mail to:
  • Living Stream Ministry 2431 W. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 USA
2. By bank wire—send an email to gail@lsm.org for instructions. 3. By credit card—credit card donations can be made only by telephone, by calling (714) 991-4681.

To give to Rhema (designate your gift for “MyFreedom Project”)1. By mail—make your check payable to “Rhema” and mail to:

  • Rhema P.O. Box 31651 Seattle WA 98103-1651 USA

2. By bank wire—send an email to donations@rhemabooks.org for instructions. 3. By PayPal—coming soon; email donations@rhemabooks.org in mid-January for updated information

To give to LME (designate your gift for “European Gospel Work”) In your Web browser go to www.lordsmove.org/offerings.html and follow instructions on how to give by mail, bank transfer, or online by credit card or ACH transfer.
  • Saints in Cupertino could make check payable to The Church In Cupertino with the above designations specified in the memo

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