PINS program We are looking for donations
of gas and gift cards. You may bring them with you to church
on Sunday, or drop them off in the Missions mailbox, located
in the blue room.
Food for the Onion River Food Shelf is being
collected each Sunday, and is particularly necessary during
this time of year. Please leave it in the basket in the narthex.
Protein sources are especially welcome (peanut butter, beans,
tuna, canned meats, beef stew).
Additionally, on December 18th, we will be collecting
hams to distribute for holiday meals.
Who we are:
Missions is a key part of the OMH and foundational to our
understanding of what it means to be a church. At the very
least we are committed to tithing our resources to our various
mission ministries. In reality, our contributions far exceed
this percentage and we remain enormously grateful for the
generosity of our community.
The Missions Committee of the Old Meeting House has the privilege
and charge of carrying our church’s work into our local community
and the wider world. We support organizations that address
urgent needs such as food, healthcare and homelessness. To
this end, we give to over 25 local relief organizations and
the United Church of Christ’s mission
endeavors, specifically “Our Church’s Wider Mission” and “One
Great Hour of Sharing.” For more information on these and
other ministries of the UCC, please visit: http://www.ucc.org/
The OMH supports a teacher at the Kalesiruia School in the
Mbirikani Group Ranch in Southeastern Kenya. Our contribution
goes to The Maasailand Preservation Trust, a trust that is
dedicated to helping the Maasai preserve their traditions,
conserve wildlife and their environment, as well as providing
education and healthcare as they become active participants
in their inevitably changing futures. http://www.richardbonhamsafaris.com/maasailand-preservation-trust.htm
We also seek to help raise the profile of the organizations
to which we give as a means of encouraging others to support
these organizations and inspriring social consciousness throughout
our extended community. This is done primarily through fundraising
concerts, community gatherings and educational forums.