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 May 2017
Joseph’s Home is a nonprofit outreach ministry sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Health System. It is a safe and supportive environment for homeless men referred by local agencies such as hospitals, clinics, shelters and even meal sites. Men entering Joseph’s Home are usually recuperating from temporary medical issues that can be stabilized within about six months. These conditions may include recovery from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes. With a capacity of 11 men at any given time, approximately 40 to 50 men are served each year. They leave with improved health and renewed optimism for a brighter future.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
canned peas, corn and 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.