Hurricane and Earthquake Relief – Mission Outreach and Official Board have been approached by some church members regarding plans to provide help to those affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes. In our country, Houston has been greatly affected. Puerto Rico and so many Caribbean Islands have been devastated so badly that it will be years of recovery. The needs will continue for a long time and we, along with other church members, are investigating the most effective ways to help. You will be updated as information becomes available. Please see the poster board of information in the gathering area. Also, the UCC denomination has this link for helping with the relief programs:
Mission and Outreach appreciates the wonderful support
from our congregation in our fundraiser in honor of
Veterans Day. A total of $640.00 was raised. Once the
committee agrees on distribution, we will have the news
in the Sunday bulletin.
WE ARE A 5 FOR 5 CHURCH!
We participate in the Strengthen the Church, One Great Hour of Sharing, Neighbors in Need, Christmas Fund (Veterans of the Cross), and the Our Church’s Wider Mission offerings.
WE’VE FOUND A NEW FRIEND IN INDIA!
The Mission and Outreach Committee’s long wait for a child from the Child Sponsorship Program, Global Ministries, has ended with good news: a charming-looking girl, Keerthana, six years of age, from the village of Karigiri, about three miles from the Family Village Farm and School in Villore, India. Her brief bio describes her as “a smart, cheerful girl, very social, and enjoys spending time with her classmates. She always completes her homework on time and earns good grades. Her father is a painter.” (He did not attend school as a child due to his poverty, and he says he wants to educate his daughter so that she will not suffer like him.) Thus, with our congregation entering into this sponsorship, little Keerthana will continue her studies and escape a life of poverty.
CHILD SPONSORSHIP SIGN-UP
If you would like to sponsor Keerthana for a month this year, a sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Gathering Area. The cost is $30.
The Child Sponsorship Program is a part of Global Ministries, United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ (Christian) Churches.
MISSION AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE
“God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
SERVING A FREE LUNCH ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
All are welcome!