Each month Old Stone Church designates one mission partner as our focus of the month.
All loose change in the offering plate that month will go toward the selected project.
Mission Focus for March 2014
North Church grew from Old Stone in the mid 1800s. Women were elected as elders and there was no pew fee there when that congregation began. As the neighborhood has grown and changed, North Church found that the large building they had occupied no longer served their needs. In 2012 the congregation moved into space at the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) headquarters at E. 45th and Superior. This allows for a new partnership of those who worship at North and are also served by the LMM outreach at the shelter at 2100 Lakeside. The Rev. Charlie Hurst, pastor at North, also serves as the chaplain at the shelter. In addition to regular Sunday worship services, North hosts a meal after the service and other outreach to the community. Your loose change in the plate this month will go to North Church.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
boxes of macaroni & cheese
On Friday mornings (except the first Friday of the month) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Old Stone operates a food pantry. Like other food centers, our demand has been increasing dramatically over the past few months. As unemployment benefits run out, foreclosures and layoffs continue, the demand here will rise. Your donations of food on Sunday help us reach more needy people. Just imagine what we could do if every person who came to worship brought one can of our targeted food once a month. Now think about what could be done if everyone brought one can each Sunday – just one can. That might mean anywhere from 200 to 800 cans of tuna, or peas or spaghetti sauce.