The Bible Says...
In Proverbs 3:9-10: Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be burning with wine. In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7: The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
As Christians, we are taught to tithe ten percent of our salaries; as a Christian organization, we act no differently. Each Alumnae Member pays $15 in national dues each year; ten percent of their dues automatically goes to tithing.
Alumnae Tithe Selection Process
Every two years, during National Council of Chapters, the alumnae in attendance propose many organizations that they would like to give their tithe to for each of the next two years. After each proposal has been given, a vote is taken and two organizations are selected. Organization requirements are listed below.
Christian Mission Project(s)
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Do you know of an organization that would be an awesome choice for Kappa Phi’s tithe? If so, submit the form that is below. This form will be submitted to the National Alumnae Secretary for consideration at our next National Council of Chapters.
Our 2016-2017 Tithes Are Supporting…
Weekday Religious Education
WRE (Weekday Religious Education) was started in 1914, in Gary, Indiana, when the school Superintendent asked local Ministers to teach Christian principles to school students. In 1940, WRE began in Tiffin, OH. Free classes are offered after school, once a week, to elementary and middle school children. People from local churches volunteer their time to teach non-denominational Christian lessons, songs, crafts, and games. WRE also has a booth at the county fair and an annual fall festival where children can sit and listen to a Bible story and make a craft. These booths are also staffed by volunteers and everything is offered free of charge to the children.
Through WRE, many children who have never set foot inside a church are hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ. I started going to WRE when I was in 2nd grade. Before that, my only experience in church was a few times a year at my Grandma's boring old church. In WRE I learned many Bible stories and the Love of Jesus. Around the age of 8 or 9 I accepted Jesus into my heart at a WRE class. At that time, I had no idea what that meant for the rest of my life. The teacher gave me a little Bible which I still have today. I also still have some of the papers with Bible versus we learned as well as Christmas ornaments showing the Nativity that my WRE teachers gave me. When I was 10, my sister joined me in these fun after school classes. Later, my 2 brothers also attended WRE. Just recently, I learned that my Dad also went to WRE and still has his little Bible. Also, when I was 10, I got up one Sunday morning and demanded that we, my family, start going to church instead of sitting here watching cartoons. Yes, I was kind of a mouthy girl. But, shortly after that, we started going to church. We ended up going to the church my sister's WRE teacher went to because my sister had went to VBS there when she was invited by the WRE teacher. At this church is where I met Dianne McKenzie. Dianne is the one who sent Kappa Phi looking for me at The Ohio State university. If you know me, you know the rest of this story here.
When I was in high school, I was an assistant teacher for WRE. I also did a lot of babysitting and took those children to WRE. When I went off to college my sister took over for me as the assistant teacher. I was please for her to tell me that the boys I babysat were still coming to WRE of their own will even though I was not there to drag them along. For 75 years, WRE has been a great ministry to the families in Tiffin, Ohio. Those teachers are impacting the lives of many unchurched children. Many of these children come to WRE from a hard family situation and WRE shows them the Love of God, the love they need.
Alumnae Tithe Recommendation Form
Deadline for submissions: June 15th