MINISTRY 1-5-2: 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.
The result will be the equivalent of 7,904 lbs of food to 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 help feed the hungry in our community
and enable us to respond faithfully to Jesus’ call to feed the “least of these.”
During the Lenten Season 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.
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 panty.
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.
2014 MISSION PROJECTS
In December, we collected brand new toys and food for two families that we adopted
through The Salvation Army.
In November we collected coats and blankets for the homeless. These were distribution
by Community Cooperative Ministries.
In October we collected, C, PB and J for the Community Cafe’. That’s CEREAL, PEANUT
BUTTER and JELLY. We encouraged financial gifts for this purpose however, because
the Community Cafe’ can purchase much more food through the Harry Chapin Food Bank
that we can purchase for the same amount of money at a grocery store. For instance,
$2 spent at Harry Chapin can buy peanut butter, jelly and cereal.
In August, instead of collecting school supplies, we raised funds to purchase 110
pairs of new sneakers for needy children as the return to school. The shoes were
turned over to The Salvation Army for distribution and many of the children sent
thank you notes to the church.
Our congregational project for June and July was to raise funds to STOP Human Trafficking
in our community.
We raised $292.00 for the Gabriel House during the month of May. The Gabriel House
is a ministry to disabled children. Some of you have said, "Let’s help with missions
at home." This was an opportunity to do that.
In March and April collected items requested by the Children’s Advocacy Center
During the month of January and February we collected food items for Nations Association
SOME OF 2013’s MAJOR PROJECTS ARE LISTED BELOW:
During the month of December 2013 we collected toys for children ages 11-13. The
toys were given to The Salvation Army for distribution. We also collected items needed
by The Salvation Army Women's Shelter.
During the months of October and November 2013 we collected funds for “SMILE TRAIN”,
a ministry that provides surgery for children with cleft palates. Our goal was $500
but we raised four times that amount ...$2000. That amount will provide surgery
for two children and bring them hope for a normal life. Cleft palates are a major
problem in developing countries where more than one million children are suffering.
Most can’t eat or speak properly and often are not allowed to attend school or hold
a job. In some cultures these children are seen as being “cursed by God.” The “SMILE
TRAIN” is changing young lives for the better. To learn more about the SMILE TRAIN,
go to their web site ... www.smiletrain.org