Increase your special offerings with these highly effective offering coin collectors that underscore the need for generosity during the Advent Season.
"Whose Star Is This?" The Advent Folder is dated by calendar dates starting approximately two weeks before the first Sunday of Advent and ending on Christmas Day. This enables the church to realize a greater yield per folder.
Space is provided for a total of $15 in quarters and a “Special Offering” pocket for inserting currency or check to enhance returns. The folder features an inspirational message on the back panel. Space is provided on the back of the folder for contributor’s name, address, amount enclosed and ID number. Inside, each panel is filled from the top to bottom before filling the next panel. The self-computing pockets make it simple to count the daily offerings. Folded size: 4 1/4" x 9 3/8”
Thousands of churches and organizations all have been using these coin collectors with great success for years. They're a tested and proven way to increase income and to make good stewardship habits easier to learn.
Tip for emptying a full folder – Coins are easy to remove. Just turn folder upside-down and tap firmly on table or desk. No machines or tools are necessary.
Mailing the folders to the members of your congregation? Use the envelopes designed specifically for these coin folders.
We have a full selection of coin folders and offering boxes for all the members of your congregation
Message on back panel reads:
Whose star is this?
It has beauty. It has mystery. It calms us. It lures us. We wish upon it. We watch its steadfastness, while clouds pass over its face and hide it, but we know it will return. A star shines brightly in the heavens.
Can “wise men” (or women) claim it as theirs? Years ago, wise men saw a new star and had wisdom enough to follow its course. Their knowledge, though, lays no more claim to the star than a child might have, walking out on a clear night and spotting it in the sky. Even to the wise, a star is a mystery. Our knowledge of it is far dimmer than its rays that reach out to us.
Can the powerful or might claim it? Does a soldier control it or can a merchant sell it? No! They cannot prevent travelers or shepherds or even beggars from enjoying its beauty.
Whose star is this? Its owner is the God who created it, but God shares it with us, just as God shares all of life with us. Artists often portray the beams of the Christmas star as a cross, heralding Jesus as the light of the world. It is God, in Christ, who is our guide, our inner call, our destiny.
In this portrayal, the trumpeter on the rooftop sounds forth the glad news that God has come to everyone. Like a star, God’s good tidings are still a mystery, but their light shines clearly and drives away the shadows that often trouble us.
With your gifts in this folder, you can help others to see the light. You may even become part of the star’s rays, helping people to find hope in the midst of the darkness that may surround them.