Community Mission Appeal
What is the Community Mission Appeal
The Community Mission Appeal is the collection plate that is dedicated to taking our diocese’s mission beyond the physical walls of our churches. Through CMA, we provide donations to our parishes so that they can grow their ministries.
One hundred percent of the gifts received through CMA will go directly to churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana to support the development and continuing strength of mission work. This summer we will invite churches to apply for a Community Mission Appeal Grant. A committee will review the grant proposal and we will announce grant recipients at the Annual Convention to be held November 4 and 5.
As announced last fall we have rearranged the timeline for the CMA fundraising period and grant application period to align with the Annual Convention. This year we are asking each church to hold a special collection on one Sunday during Lent.
How to give:
To contribute financially, send a check with “CMA” written in the memo line and made payable to:
The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
Att: Community Mission Appeal
1623 Seventh Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Ideas for additional fundraising:
Consider designating a percentage of your other fundraising efforts for the Community Mission Appeal. Integrity New Orleans is doing just that. They are going to contribute 25% of all donation of their sponsorships when they march in the LGBT Pride Parade this upcoming June.
The best way to raise money for the Community Mission Appeal is to talk about the churches and ministries that received grants in 2015. Let people know how their money is being invested. You can view that list here.
To learn about the good work that all our churches are doing, you can visit the Episcopal Asset Map here: edola.episcopalassetmap.org.
For assistance, contact Karen Mackey at (504) 895-6634.
I very much appreciate your generosity.
Yours in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr.
Bishop of Louisiana