Do your donations to the Diocesan Periodical Club make a difference? Read what one seminarian, Jeffrey Jacobs, a senior at Trinity School for Ministry (who happens to be my son), has to say:
“In July of 2017, I quit my job; we moved to Ambridge, bought our first house, and had our firstborn almost simultaneously. The thought of spending $300 on one semester’s worth of textbooks in addition to all our family’s needs seemed like a huge luxury we could not afford. So for the first year, I used our library’s three-hour textbook loans on repeat. It meant longer hours in the library, and as deadlines approached, textbooks often had to be shared with others.
“Receiving a scholarship, specifically to be used on books, gave me the freedom and peace of mind to purchase textbooks guilt-free, which has also allowed me to spend more time with my family. Thank you to all who have contributed to lighten our load in seminary. It is a huge blessing. The first year, I used our library’s three-hour textbook loans on repeat… Receiving a scholarship, specifically to be used on books, gave me the freedom and peace of mind to purchase textbooks guilt-free…” Jeff Jacobs, Seminarian
The Diocesan Periodical Club of our Anglican Women’s Ministry has the privilege of providing textbooks for seminarians as well as Bibles, prayer books, and other printed Christian materials churches need for spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. As the mother of a seminarian, this ministry is near to my heart. I know the importance of the DPC donations, especially to the seminarians, but it also makes a big difference to smaller churches that need help purchasing prayer books and other materials for worship and study.
As 2019 draws to a close, please consider donating to this Diocesan ministry. If the Lord is tugging on your heart to contribute, stop reading this article and write out a check right now. Make it payable to the Diocesan Periodical Club and mail your donation to:
Diocesan Periodical Club
C/O Catherine Jacobs
105 Lowndes Lane
Summerville, SC 29483
It is an honor to serve the Lord! May He bless you as you prayerfully share your financial resources with others for the sake of His Kingdom.
This article was originally shared December 2019.
By Catherine Jacobs, St. Paul’s, Summerville, Chairman of Diocesan Periodical Club
(Image by Jeff Jacobs)