Mission of the Month
Our focus for September will be Global Ministries. In our denomination, the UCC, God's mission around the world is carried out jointly by the UCC and the Disciples of Christ. In conjunction with local partners in each region our missionaries work for justice, peace and equality. They work with those in each area who have firsthand knowledge of the community and its needs. In the process they strive to spread the love of Jesus. There are 190 partners around the world.The appointment of missionaries is made possible by our gifts including Our Church's Wider Mission.
We do our mission in the world with our partners.
CARITAS - is our partner for serving the homeless. We serve as both an intake site and housing site for the women's program. This is our most hands-on opportunity to serve.
** CARITAS is in desperate need for new or clean, gently washed blankets for the women's and family shelters. A box will be placed in the Parlor for any donations. Please see Elisabeth Burnette if you have any questions.
Comfort Cases - provides suitcases and basics for children in foster care we support them through collections and help packing the bags
CROP Walk - We have hosted the Richmond CROP Walk for a number of years. This year with renovations coming we are working on organizing, collecting and walking the date for this years CROP walk is September 16th Please join us
Annual we support:
- Grace Inside – Prison Ministry
- Feedmore - Collecting food and money so our neighbors have food and meals on wheels
- The International Rescue Committee - which helps resettle refugees
- Side By Side - Creating Supportive Communities
We support the wider mission of the church through contributing to all 5 UCC offerings
- Our Church's Wider Mission
- Neighbors In Need
- Strengthen The Church
- Veterans Of The Cross (Christmas Offering)
- One Great Hour Of Sharing
We've visited our mission partners. Here's some pictures from that visit.