Thad's 100k Challenge Grant
During the month of September, Thad's celebrated our 9th Birthday with balloons, cake, shakers, funky music, and our biggest campaign challenge to date. Ten families from Thad’s have come together to offer a $100,000 challenge grant to our community. This is an enormous birthday present to Thad’s, but it requires our further giving and generosity to reap the full benefit. Over the course of the remainder of September and all of the month of October, we’ll be working together to raise an additional $100,000 from within our community and beyond. These new resources will help position us strategically for a strong present-future, building upon a remarkably successful past.
Some of what we’ve accomplished in these last nine years as a church:
In 2014, The Huffington Post featured the Thad’s Community and our ministry Laundry Love, Venice Beach as one of the top ten most innovative religious movements of the year. We are on the cutting edge of church.
Our progressive approach to spiritual formation and church development has led us into partnerships with Red Bull High Performance, TEDx-Venice Beach, Brené Brown and The Daring Way, LLC, along with other secular and religious organizations seeking to grow human potential and performance in order to make a love-spreading difference in the world.
We have an extensive catalog of excellent sacred music written and performed each week in our worship at Thad’s by an amazing group of world-class musicians.
We own no property as a strategy to reduce our environmental footprint and stay fiscally lean.
In the last nine years, we successfully moved our congregation three times finding partnerships with other non-profit organizations. But we need a bigger boat!
Our call to action:
We are, and we always have been since day one, financially self-sustaining. We know of no other church in mainline Christianity that started like this! Way to go, Thad’s! There are so many more reasons to brag about the good work our community has done—way too many to list!
These fresh financial resources will give us the edge to continue to reach more deeply into the community to communicate to others the heart of the Gospel, which is that we are all children, chosen and marked by God’s love, the delight of God’s life. Please consider helping us meet this challenge.
As usual, you can contribute in the basket on Sunday morning, through our secure website, by mailing a check to the office at 1316 3rd Street, Ste. B4, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, or by making a stock gift through our brokerage account.
Top 5 ways to contribute:
- Donate online HERE.
- Mail checks made out to Thad's at: 1316 3rd Street, Ste. B4, Santa Monica, CA, 90401.
- Make one-time payments at our giving kiosk on Sunday mornings at the Writers Boot Camp.
- Give offering in worship any given Sunday until the end of November.
- Make a stock gift through our brokerage account - email [email protected] for more information.
One last thing:
Please know that as we write asking for more financial resources, we are filled with gratitude for all that has been given, and with humility for all our past and present work within and outside our community. What a family we are! Our hope is that we can all come together in this challenge, in big ways and small ways, to go wider in living lovespreading, differencemaking lives as a community that acts locally and affects globally.