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 2015
Peace & Global Witness Offering
The first Sunday in October is World Communion Sunday and a special offering to promote Peacemaking is received. Gifts given to the Peacemaking Offering through a congregation are distributed as follows: 25 percent to congregations for local mission efforts, 25 percent to support Presbytery and Synod ministries, and 50 percent forwarded to the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Mission Agency so that it can continue to provide assistance and resources for other bodies of the PC(USA).
Projects receiving funding from the Peacemaking Offering will continue to do so until 2016. After that, funds will be rerouted through the Peace and Global Witness Offering, a retooling of the autumn offering that will have a greater global reach.
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.