The theme for Heart for the House this year is ‘so that we can and others may’. It is an expression of uncommon generosity, which comes out of a conviction of collective self-interest. Society at large is getting more and more obsessed with self and, whether we see it or not, the idea of being for the collective, for the wellbeing of others and for the common good is diminishing.
As we have grown over the years, much of what is our ‘now’ has come from the generosity of those in our church, and in particular those in central London. As we have expanded into one church in different locations, we have realised the need of having facilities that facilitate the vision. These facilities are the physical buildings that become the tools in our hand, so to speak. One of our focuses this year is on financing the Epicentre and new houses for refugee families – these are both opportunities before us, so that we can create a sense of belonging for people and so that others may encounter Jesus.
Heart for the House should always be a testimony and a tool to ‘change the narrative’; where people sacrifice for the collective self-interest, for something they are a part of that benefits others and benefits them; a contrast to the ‘me first’ culture that we so often encounter.
This year, as we approach Heart for the House, we give so that we can build God’s house and so that others may find their home in our church. Why not pray about the part you can play, and believe that as you build God’s house you will see Him build yours.
We love and appreciate you!
Gary & Cathy Clarke
Lead Pastors, Hillsong UK
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Starting on Monday 14th October we have our annual 21 days of Prayer and Fasting.
To ‘fast’ is to abstain from something specific for a particular reason. When we fast as Christians, we often do it to develop depth in our relationship with God. We have less of something to spend more time with God. As we look towards HFTH we do not want it to be something we do in our own strength but in God’s strength. Prayer and fasting demonstrate our dependence on God and not ourselves.
Find out more about why we fast below.
Ways To Give
Hillsong Give App
Download the Hillsong Give App for iPhone or Android. Select your campus and choose to give towards Heart for the House.
Give online in less than a minute using your mobile number or email address to give securely.
Hillsong Give App
One of the easiest ways to give is through the Hillsong Give App. Watch the video below to find out more or download now. If you’d like Step by Step instructions on how to use the app, follow our handy guide here.
Please use your Giving ID as the transaction reference. Find out more about Gift Aid and Giving ID’s here.
Account Name: Hillsong Church London
Account Number: 80010219
Sort Code: 20-74-71
Reference: Your 7 character Giving ID
Text SMS Giving
You can give via SMS / Text. You’ll need a mobile phone with internet access. Simply text to 70177 with the word HEART followed by the amount you wish to give, e.g. HEART 250.
There’s a simple one-time set up process to register your card, which takes just a couple of minutes. Follow the prompts in the reply text to complete the registration process and give. Your giving will be deducted from your payment card, not from your mobile phone bill. If you’d like Step by Step instructions on using SMS Text Giving, you can follow our handy guide here.
Make the most of your giving. Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. If you are a UK taxpayer, register for Gift Aid.
Gift Aid allows us to reclaim basic tax paid on donations made by UK taxpayers. This means that if you give £200.00 and make a Gift Aid Declaration, your overall contribution will now be worth £250.00.
Whichever way you choose to give, we’ll provide you with an opportunity to claim Gift Aid. If you choose to give via the App or Online, we’ll prompt you to register for Gift Aid whilst you give. If you’re giving via Bank Transfer or an envelope during a weekend service, we’ll ask you to create your own 7 character Giving ID. This could be your initials, your birthday, or any another combination of characters.
Or why not complete a Gift Aid Declaration form now, using our online form below.