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Merry Christmas from the Living Church Foundation here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Thank you for helping make 2015 a great year for The Living Church. All three of our publications are healthy, and the flagship Living Church magazine continues to grow 5 to 10 percent per year.

Advertising is up, and we have a great group of partners: parishes, dioceses, and independent institutions with whom we are proud to work in service of the gospel. Online traffic increased in 2015 by 500 percent, thanks especially to our amazing blog, Covenant.

We send bundles of the magazine to eight seminaries around the Church — 550 copies of every issue — and gift subscriptions for a majority of graduates of Episcopal seminaries.

Looking to 2016, we now have the table set for our first-ever endowment campaign, built on the solid foundation of a healthy business: a permanent endowment, the income of which will seed exciting new initiatives. Stay tuned.

For all of these reasons and because you love our magazine and believe in The Living Church, why don’t you support our Christmas giving campaign? We need you. It’s a matching campaign — every dollar you give up to $50,000 will be doubled: $5, $10, $20. No gift is too small. Until December 31 at midnight, you can give online.

From all of us at TLC, thank you — and Merry Christmas.

—Dr. Christopher Wells, executive director and editor