For September 2023, we will collect School Supplies. If you would like to donate monetarily, you can give to the church with a notation that it is for Christmas Shoeboxes or give to Tia Kelley. There are totes in the foyer and the basement labeled ‘Christmas Shoeboxes’. Thank you for your help with this ministry that touches thousands of lives. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ
PURSES AND PACIFIERSPurses and Pacifiers is a ministry for Mothers of Preschoolers. They meet once a month at the Butler site for a speaker, breakfast, crafts, and discussion time. Children ages 0-5 are taken care of by adult volunteers during this time. If anyone is interested in helping out with child care during these events, please contact us.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough. And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow?
This mission is a mission for our children. Funds are collected every first Sunday of the month. At Christmas time the children use the funds to purchasing livestock for world-wide communities in need. Those people who receive the livestock are then taught how to utilize the animals in order to provide sustainable food products. For more information go to http://www.heifer.org
SOME OF OUR OTHER MISSIONS INCLUDE
Missions in India, Christmas Shoe Boxes, The Sanctuary in Danville, Inspiration Hills, Women’s Shelters, Local and Third World Country Missions, Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan Purse along with others throughout the year as needs arise. We do both local and international mission work. Mission trips are usually taken every year. If you would like to be on the 2023 Mission trip to Nicaragua, See Caleb Doup for more details.