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 November 2015
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Health System, Joseph’s Home is a safe, supportive environment for homeless men referred by local hospitals, emergency shelters, clinics, meal sites and other social service agencies. Men entering Joseph’s Home have acute or temporary medical issues that can be stabilized within six months, such as recuperation from stroke, dialysis, surgery, fractures, the effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments and the onset of conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes. Each year, approximately 40 to 50 men are served, with a capacity of 11 men at any given time. They leave with stabilized health conditions, information regarding educational and employment opportunities, and a renewed sense of self-worth. Joseph’s Home is a non-profit outreach ministry.
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.