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 January 2015
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland is an outreach program housing families who are temporarily homeless in area churches. It keeps children in school and families intact and out of shelters. The average length of stay is 5–6 weeks. OSC is a charter member of Cleveland’s program and usually cohosts 3–4 weeks a year. For more information, talk to Old Stone member, Scott Bailey, or visit www.familypromisecle.org.
Your coins in the offering plate during the month of January will go to support Family Promise.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
canned spaghetti sauce
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.