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 March 2017
One Great Hour of Sharing
The One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is a special offering that supports three different programs. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance works with local presbyteries and churches in dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters and various emergencies. The Self Development of People program helps provide funds to local groups to begin projects that lead to economic independence. The Hunger program aids food banks and related services both locally and nationally. There are special offering envelopes for this, and fish-shaped coin banks are also available for collecting coins during Lent.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
3-bar pack 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.