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 August 2015
Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center
Founded in 1896, Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center, previously known as Goodrich House, is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for children, youths, adults, seniors, and families through a variety of neighborhood-based services. The center supports programs such as early childhood education, after-school and summer camp activities, parent education, and services for older adults including housekeeping, home-delivered meals, and transportation assistance. In addition, the center offers health and nutritional education, counseling, therapeutic recreation, and physical exercise classes. Located on East 55th Street near St. Clair Avenue since 1974, Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center is one of the anchor institutions in the greater Cleveland area providing community services.
Any loose change in the August offering plates will go to help support Goodrich-Gannett Neighborhood Center.
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.