Child Sponsorship of Carolyn Y at the family Village in India. Our congregation members sign up and donate $30 monthly for a 13-year- old girl. 100% of this donation is applied to her education. We thank the following families, groups and individuals:
Sunday School, Judy Carte, Dorothy Ritchie, Hawk Family, Gina Cathcart, Richard and Mary Densmore, Barbara and John Toth, Hawk Family (second time), Rob n Ron, Bev Wehr, Linda Plain, and the Heinrichs.
Strongsville Food Bank continues to receive donations of food by our congregation. Sharon and Karl Kuhlenschmidt transfer the food to their building weekly. This is temporarily on hold due to Covid 19. Judy Carte serves on their Board on behalf of our church.
UCC Sponsored Outreach – Our church held special collections for Neighbors in Need, Strengthen the Church, the Christmas Fund, Chicago United Eden Seminary Fund and One Great Hour of Sharing.
County – Wide Veterans – With the need for social distancing and masks two committee members assembled seventy gift bags with two candy bars and two pairs of Bomba socks for Veterans served by Church Street Ministry for Christmas .
Mitten Tree donations were distributed by Sharon Lempner to several places, including St. Hermans, Lakeside Mens’ Shelter several low income projects, Group Homes and the homeless.
(She is the same person who distributes the Panera bread for us twice weekly.)
Bomba socks – 2,000 pairs were donated to our church when Reverend Heidi applied to them as she does yearly. Aside from those given to our Veterans project, Sharon Lempner has been distributing them to the above mentioned places.
Laura’s Home monthly collections were delivered by Jennifer Sekorky until the collections were suspended due to COVID 19
WEDNESDAY FREE LUNCH FOR ALL (SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19)
Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., our church members prepare and serve lunch to anyone who needs a meal and warm fellowship. All are welcome.
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 HAVE A FRIEND IN INDIA!
The Mission and Outreach Committee, through the Child Sponsorship Program, Global Ministries, sponsors Caroline Y, from the King’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Vellore, India. With our congregation maintaining this sponsorship, Caroline will continue her studies and escape a life of poverty.
CHILD SPONSORSHIP SIGN-UP
If you would like to sponsor Caroline for a month this year, a sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in Pilgrim Hall. 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