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 May 2016
Pentecost is described as the “Birthday of the Church,” commemorating the giving of the law on Sinai. Pentecost isn’t associated with feasts or elaborate traditions. Generally, it is a holiday marked in liturgical churches. It is held fifty days after Easter and the word Pentecost literally means “fifty.” The Pentecost Offering goes toward programming for youth, with twenty-five percent staying here at Old Stone to benefit local programs. This special offering received on Sunday, May 15, as well as loose change in the offering plates in May, will go to Pentecost.
Food Pantry Item of the Month
canned peas, corn & 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.