Missions

 

Current Needs:

 

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.


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