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 October 2014
On World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday in October, we receive the Peacemaking Offering. In response to the horrors of World War II, Christians wanted to lift up that which binds all of us together in the family of faith — the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for us. On the first Sunday in October, Christians of all denominations celebrate Holy Communion, also called the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist. At every hour on that Sunday, Christians are affirming the love of God through Christ. Part of the celebration of God’s grace is receiving an offering that will help alleviate fighting, warfare and hatred. Each congregation keeps a portion of the offering for work on issues in the local community. This year Old Stone’s portion will go to the Rev. Ray Bagnuolo’s organization, “That All May Freely Serve.”
Your loose change in the offering plate in October will go to the Peacemaking Offering.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
3-pack bars of soap
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.