In a year where we had every excuse to shrink back, hoard, or quit, we as a church moved forward, took ground, were more generous than ever, and advanced God’s Kingdom to bring light in the darkness and hope to hopelessness. Hopefully today you will have a chance to view our annual reports for both the church and our outreach arm, StoryHeights Foundation, to marvel at all we got to partner with God to do this year together.
2021 Annual Report
What an amazing year we have shared together!
Big Wins of 2021
We Took The Charge To “Be A Christian”
And all year long we learned what that looks like, who we serve, and what that means for our lives as followers of Jesus.
Despite the financial climate of our world this past year, God was faithful to continue to strengthen our finances as a church.
We are grateful for your faithful giving!
We know this was a very difficult financial year for many people. We are humbled by your continued generosity! Thanks to you, StoryHeights stayed strong and stable throughout 2021.
Here’s How That Money Was Spent
This includes rent, utilities, building maintenance, ministries, supplies, pastoral care, marketing, liability insurance, and subscription services.
This includes 4 staff members, 4 stipend employees, payroll, taxes, and benefits.
This includes leadership intensives, church-wide events, and training for ministry leaders.
We believe money is better spent serving local and global needs rather than sitting in a bank account.
Local Membership Benevolence
Empowering The Poor, Hungry, and Forgotten
We aim to empower the poor, hurting, forgotten, and otherwise marginalized groups of people in our society. We believe that life change and empowerment are most sustainable when individuals are equipped with the knowledge and skill it takes to break the cycle of poverty in their own communities.
Through our own outreach efforts, as well as partnerships with like-minded organizations, we build relationships and establish a long-lasting connection with people that need a hand up. We invite you to join us on our mission.
See What StoryHeights Foundation has Fueled
If you’re not familiar with the StoryHeights ReWrite program, it’s where we offer a hand-up to individuals who are ready to take their story higher. At the beginning of 2021, we welcomed our very first ReWrite participant into the program! Taylor and her now-3-year-old daughter, Willow, moved to Greater Boston and have been able to put down healthy roots in the last year. They’ve been blessed by your generosity with a fully furnished apartment, full-time job, and childcare so Taylor can fulfill her dream of becoming a mental health nurse. Before joining ReWrite, Taylor was working 70 hours a week with no family time while still recovering from years of drug and alcohol abuse. Taylor had been to rehab 7 times but needed to move forward and create a future for her and Willow. She’s been sober for 4 years now and in 2021 took great steps into her dreams! She’s been able to heal and grow, spend time with Willow, and not to mention got accepted into nursing school and made the Dean’s list her first semester! She’ll start clinicals in the Fall and has so much to look forward to. Thank you for helping her ReWrite her story!
The Blessing Barn Mattapan
The Blessing Barn Home Store is a thrift store and sharing center with locations in Mendon, Beacon Hill, and Mattapan. All items sold are donated by people in the community. The profits of the sales at the store go directly into the community by sponsoring our crisis care programs operated by Compassion New England.
StoryHeights Foundation partnered with Compassion New England to open their newest Blessing Barn store in Mattapan, where a Crisis Center is operated on location.
Through this sharing center, we are working to bring revitalization into Mattapan’s Retail Economy, provide citizens a luxurious place to shop with dignity, as well as offer a voucher system for basic goods. Our Crisis Center works to meet the needs of the local community through the funds of this store. We currently employ a full-time staff member to direct the crisis center and fund many of the projects the center is taking on.