philanthropy professionals recognize that "African Americans as a whole give a larger percentage of their income to charity more than anyone in other group."
Most churches also donated to the United Negro College fund, local police and firefighter associations, the NAACP, the Urban League, and other groups. These organization are ok but they should not be put above the needs of the people in the community.
Some congregants give out of appreciation to God and a sense that the entire community deserves uplifting.
Our Lord came to save the world, not just save the church. What do you think about the church record on giving and service to the community? What else can the church do as far as community services? Are you part of your church outreach in your community?