Our missions at St. Paul UCC are “beyond belief” and are based on the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, that His disciples spread His teachings to all the world.
In order to spread His teachings to the world, to our communities, we must build relationships with those communities. Service to our communities helps build those relationships. Through scripture we also know that, in order to truly serve God, we must be in service with others.
Here at St. Paul UCC we have many mission opportunities locally, regionally and nationally.
St. Paul UCC Missions Update
Heifer Project to Kick Off at Church Picnic
Be a part of the all-church mission, Heifer International, now through January 2018. Follow updates in the Sunday bulletins, Midweek e-mail and Monthly Messenger as the focus changes but the intent—to help God’s children around the world—remains the same.
The last month of the all-church, 4 month mission will focus its commitment to empowering women and providing social capital. Heifer believes that women’s empowerment and social capital are critical components to establish living incomes in communities and has seen firsthand the benefit of equity between men and women over control of assets, decision-making and labor.
The goal for St. Paul is ambitious but doable: for $5,000 which will purchase an Ark—2 alpacas, 2 beehives, 2 flocks of chicks, 2 cows, 2 donkeys, 2 trios of ducks, 2 flocks of geese, 2 goats, 2 trios of guinea pigs, 2 llamas, 2 oxen, 2 pigs, 2 sheep, 2 trios of rabbits and 2 water buffalo.*
*Contributions to the Gift Ark program are symbolic and represent a contribution to the entire mission of Heifer International. When animal groups are fully funded, additional donations will be used where needed most.
Designate Your Mission Giving
The Mission Committee thanks everyone for your support of its various monthly missions and now the 4-month, all-church Heifer Project. However, in consideration of the St. Paul volunteers who count and record donations on Monday mornings, there is a way to be more precise in making your mission wishes known. Please do not be vague on the blank line of your weekly envelope. There are only so many funds to which contributions can be made, so it is very important that you not write things like food for the poor or aid to the homeless. St. Paul supports the House of Neighborly Service food pantry, so you can simply write HNS for that cause. If you are supporting the ongoing monthly mission, please write Monthly Mission. Help us accomplish your intentions by being specific, and as always THANK YOU for your continued support.
January’s food pantry theme is “Resolutions abound. Cleaning products needed this go-a-round.” Items include household cleaning products.
February’s food pantry theme is “For those who now may be old, there are special needs I am told.” Items include Depends, denture cream and lotions.