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 2017
Homeless Stand Down
Typically 1,200 to 1,800 homeless and very low income people attend the Homeless Stand down each year. A hot lunch is usually served and health care services include routine check-ups, eye care, podiatry, breast cancer screenings and blood glucose screenings. Medical and dental appointments can be scheduled and there is access to information on Medicaid, education, housing and employment services. Take-home items include hygiene kits (click here to learn how you can contribute to the kits), bagged lunches, bus tickets, clothing and other essentials. Haircuts are also available. Hundreds of volunteers help out and many social service providers attend and distribute information. The Homeless Stand Down is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Cleveland Public Auditorium.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
canned peas, corn, green beans
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.