Mission of the Month

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 July 2014
Green Corps

Growing Hope in the City! That’s the way Cleveland’s Botanical Garden describes their summer program for urban youth. At six learning farms scattered throughout Cleveland, teens aged 14–18 learn about plants, the food cycles and healthy growing practices. They also learn to develop their product (salsa) and sell it at local farmer’s markets. The farms turn formerly vacant lots into productive use that becomes a point of pride in the community. Because this program targets local high school youth, it meets one of the Mission & Urban Wellness Team’s areas of interest.

During July all the loose change in the collection plates, as well as our share of the Pentecost Offering, will go to support the Green Corps.

 

Food Pantry Item of the Month
16 oz. cans of 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.