Our Mission Committee Lenten project will be combined with the Sunday School children to raise money to buy bikes for Afghan Refugees.
The refugees that come to our area have no means of transportation without the aid of others. Our goal is to raise money to purchase bikes for the Afghan Refugees to give them the ability to be more independent. Jars will be set up in the Narthex on February 22 and will continue through April 9.
The war is between boys and girls (adults are encouraged to participate). Each penny is worth 1 cent and counts “positively” toward the groups’ total; each silver coin or dollar bill counts negatively towards the total. Watch for more information in the Narthex.
On our land to the north of the parking lot, was started in 2009 with just 12 plots and has grown to 80 plots. We as a congregation are providing a needed service to our community. Most of the gardeners are not members of our church. Many have expressed sincere appreciation to our church for making it possible for them to have a place to garden.
Every 3rd Sunday of the month we collect a “Noisy Offering” which consists of the loose change in our pockets (and more) to support various missions throughout the year. The schedule for 2023 is:
- January 15 – Salvation Army
- February 19 – Crick and Mindy Porier
- March 19 – Volm Cancer Center
- April 16 – Damascus Road
Mujilla Falls Agricultural Center, Zambia
Temba Nkomozepi, our covenant missionary works to take part in a range of agricultural, education, and health projects, as well as church growth and development at Mujila Falls. He teaches skills that enable the local people to become self-sufficient and care for their land. Our commitment has been $2,500 yearly towards his salary. As a church, Temba’s ministry affords us the chance to be a part of a mission that we know is effective and life changing.
Our Church Has a Focus on Local Missions
Some of the projects we have supported include:
- Assembling flood buckets
- Making school bags with school supplies for children in Haiti Providing layettes for babies in Africa
- Sponsoring a vitamin project for children in India
- Collecting money to buy bikes for pastors in Africa
- Heifer Project worldwide
- Assembling health kits
- The Smile Train
- Honduras School Loan Project