During the Lenten Season (Ash Wednesday to Easter), we support missions that reach
beyond our own community and country. This year, our global mission project will
be to raise funds for Smile Train. Smile Train is an international children's charity
that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children
in 85+ developing countries. The cost of cleft repair is approximately $250.00 per
child. We received $8,000.00 towards this project and it has been sent to SMILE TRAIN.
MINISTRY 1-5-2: AN ONGOING OUTREACH
152 POUNDS FROM 1 CHURCH FOR 52 WEEKS
Alan Byerly Memorial Project for the Harry Chapin Food Bank
The goal of this mission project is to receive the equivalent of 152 lbs. of food
– actual food or cash donations – for one year from our church family. The food and
monetary donations will be given to the Harry Chapin Food Bank in memory of Alan
Byerly, who died this past February. He volunteered countless hours at the food bank.
Note: A $1.00 cash donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank buys 6 lbs. of food. Thus,
approximately $25.30 in cash donations each week would allow us to reach our goal.
As of Sunday, May 14th - Mother’s Day - we have given $4,907.90 to-date and designated
$800.00 from our recent Year Sale to this project. We have also donated 182 lbs.
of food – altogether, that’s the equivalent of 34,502.4 lbs. – or more than 16 tons
of food. (A $1.00 cash donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank buys 6 lbs. of food.)
This translates to approximately 96,607 meals to-date!
The food will be distributed by Harry Chapin Food Bank to ministries and agencies
in our area that operate food pantries and other food programs. The project will
helps feed the hungry in our community and enables us to respond faithfully to Jesus’
call to feed the “least of these.”
During the Lenten Season 2016 we partnered with Heifer International to rebuild
Honduran beekeeping and honey production, to the benefit of 700 families eager to
reclaim their self reliance. Your support gives beekeeping families the opportunity
to remain productive and self-sufficient. Our fund raising goal for this project
was $1,500 and we exceeded that goal.
Members of our church volunteer at the Community Cooperative Cafe’ (Soup Kitchen)
on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM Feel
free to join us. For more information, send an email to PeaceChurchNow@gmail.com.
Jeanette Resignolo heads a local mission called the Linus Project. The mission’s
task is to make quilts that are then given to the Children's Hospital. One way you
can help is by cutting pieces for the quilts. This can be done while you are watching
TV at home.
The response to our 2015 ANGEL PROJECT was phenomenal. The children, whose names
were on our tree, are going to open gifts of “love an joy”on Christmas morning. Thanks
go to all the members of our church family who participated.
During the monthof November, we collected funds to purchase Thanksgiving meals for
at least two families that were struggling financially. We raised enough money to
provide meals for seven (7) families! Several members of our congregation went shopping
for turkeys and all of the “fixings” that go into a Thanksgiving meal. We were also
able to provide breakfast foods and other items to last beyond Thanksgiving Day.
During the monthsof September and October 2015, collected SOCKS for the homeless.
All sizes, New, or Gently Used, Laundered and in Good Condition. These were distributed
through Community Cooperative Ministries.
During July and August we collected Dawn dishwashing Liquid, vinegar (Gallon size
white or cider), and large containers of table salt. These ingredients will be used
for weed control in Community Cooperative’s garden where they are growing their own
vegetables. They report that the mixture is environmentally friendly, inexpensive
and effective against weeds.
Also during August, we collected funds to purchase School Supplies for a couple
of area schools and for children known to our church family.
We continued to support the mission activities of COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE during
the months of February, March, April, May and June with food collections, money and
During the month of January volunteers from the church worked on Wednesdays from
10 AM - 2 PM at the Community Cooperative site on Martin Luther King Drive. We also
collected TUNA for Community Cooperative’s food pantry.