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 September 2014
Love, INC (Love in the name of Christ)
Love, INC, one of our newest mission partners, works through churches to connect those with needs to those with items to share. Already they have tried to help one of our members get a refrigerator and another obtain clothing. In limited cases, upon recommendation of the church, they will help with rent or other emergencies. While churches may refer members, they may also refer people who come to them seeking help. So far there are over fifty churches in this network. It provides another avenue for Old Stone to assist people who come to us seeking help.
During September, your loose coins in the offering plate will go to the Love, INC emergency assistance fund.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
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.