Every year the Mission Team has two major fundraisers Christmas Love and Easter Love. At Christmas we concentrate our giving on local charities while Easter is for national and world wide charities.
Please note that each organization’s website has been linked below so you can learn more!
With each Love Offering we chose one organization that supports our three covenants. This year for Christmas Love The Betty J Johnson Library is for the Racial Justice Covenant, ALSO Youth is for the Open and Affirming Covenant and Partners for Green Places (a local charity which helps nonprofits manage the installation of solar renewable power) is for the Creation Justice Covenant.
This year we are also supporting the following non-profit organizations who work hard to help our neighbors in need: All Faiths Food Bank and All Faiths Backpack Program; Baby Basics, Children First, Resurrection House, Second Chance Last Opportunity, Family Promise, SURE, and the UCC Christmas Fund. We will be talking about some of these organizations during December in church.
We have been able to talk with representatives from each charity and again this year their needs are different than a year ago. Many are adding to their programs as the needs in our community continue to grow. So dear friends we are asking everyone to please be even more generous this year to help these programs stay on their feet. Last year we raised $16,000 and we would like to set our goal for $20,000 this year. Please write your check to the church and put Christmas Love in the memo line.
The Mission Team thanks you for your support. It is a blessing to our community.
Jan Andersen, Jan Kamm, Gretchen Friend Jones, Nancy Taylor, Terri Crawford