Mission Partners

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

BETHANY CHURCH MEALS: One of our daughter congregations where meals are served the first Friday of the month at Bethany Presbyterian Church, located at Clinton and West 65th.

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS: Plans and offers programs for young people in need of support and opportunities to relate to caring adults.

THE CITY MISSION: Provides shelter for homeless men, job assistance and a clothing store.

COOKIES FOR VETS: On Memorial Day, Old Stone volunteers deliver boxes of home-baked cookies to vets at the Cleveland VA Hospital-Wade Park Campus.

FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER CLEVELAND: A network of congregations that provides homeless families with shelter, meals, counseling and job assistance. Old Stone volunteers help to host families at Rocky River United Methodist Church 4–5 times a year plus provide a Christmas party for all families served that year.

GOODRICH-GANNETT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER: Our mission started here in 1896 and today offers senior programs as well as after school programs for grades 7–12 plus a preschool for area children.

THE HUNGER NETWORK: Oversees over 100 pantries and hot meal programs in Greater Cleveland.

NORTH CHURCH: A daughter church in the inner city providing ministry, programs, and activities to area residents.

OLD STONE CHURCH – SOCIAL SERVICES: Provides emergency food each Friday morning to over 300 people in need every year.

OLD STONE EDUCATION CENTER: Located on the third floor of Old Stone Center, the Education Center improves lifetime opportunities for women in greater Cleveland who have not completed high school due to childcare needs and economic issues.  Also provides daycare for children of students.

PATRICK HENRY:  An inner city K-8 school where Old Stone volunteers tutor on Saturdays and support activities.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, INC: Offers a safe haven for up to 64 women in the process of rebuilding their lives after suffering abuse and/or addiction, who were formerly homeless. Old Stone sponsors their awards dinner, a “shower” for the women and a Christmas supper for their families.

TREMONT MONTESSORI K-8 SCHOOL: The only Montessori school in the Cleveland school system. Old Stone provided a computer room for the school and provides tutoring and assistance with winter clothing.

UNITED PROTESTANT CAMPUS MINISTRIES (UPCaM): Provides services of a chaplain at Case Western, Tri-C, and Cleveland State as well as other services and programs for students of the area colleges.

NEW INITIATIVES: Each year the Urban Wellness and Leadership team considers new projects. An example is the packing of health kits for the Synod Mobile Health Fair. One-time grants are available to members undertaking voluntary mission trips.

OTHER REGIONAL MISSION PROJECTS: Mission of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve (covering NE Ohio) and the Mobile Health Fair of the Synod of the Covenant.