Outreach

OUR DIRECTLY ORGANIZED OUTREACH

 

WARM FOR WINTER

Warm for WinterWarm for Winter distributes warm clothing, blankets, sweaters, boots, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves to hundreds of people each year. Anyone can come to Friendly Village on Boyce Drive to pick out what they need free of charge. The event is held from 10 AM to Noon on the last Saturday of the month in August, September, October, November, December, January and February (and other times by appointment). Members of the congregation and friends from the community help in all aspects of this well used service.

 

BACK PACK/SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Backpack blessingWe provide school supplies and back-packs to about 200 children of low-income homes with  local community groups raising funds to help with the ever growing needs of families in our vicinity.

 

MISSION SEWING

Ladies from the congregation and friends come together most Thursday mornings to enjoy sewing and quilting in the Fellowship Hall.

 

SPECIAL MISSION OFFERINGS

Our congregation participates in all five the special offerings of the United Church of Christ. This has earned us the title of a five for five congregation! Click here to learn more about the special mission offerings.

 

FAIR TRADE SUPPLIES

FairtradeFair Trade is a tool for reducing poverty in developing nations. It’s a form of trade that builds equitable and long-term partnerships between producers in developing regions of the world and consumers in the north. Fair Trade guarantees many things including the following.

Producers receive a minimum set price for their goods, financial and technical support, healthy and safe working conditions, economic development of their communities, and educational  opportunities for their children.

Fair Traded consumables such as coffee, tea, and chocolate are available for purchase in our Fellowship Hall after worship services.

 

WHITE GIFTS

The White Gift Tree provides Christmas gifts to children and seniors in local nursing homes.  200 children and 40 adults received Christmas gifts from this effort in 2012.

 

WE PARTNER WITH AND SUPPORT

 

NORTHWOODS EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
PERSONAL ESSENTIALS PANTRY (PEP)
NORTHWOODS ALLIANCE FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING (NATH)
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
AL-ANON
LEARNING IN RETIREMENT
THE TABLE (Monthly meal provided at Saint Augustines Episcopal Church)

 

1 Comment

  • Melissa Nieman says:

    Good morning,
    We at the Y are hoping to help you and your great cause by doing a Warm for Winter drive and mitten tree. When would we be able to do a drop off of the goodies in December?

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