A MESSAGE FROM MISSIONS
The Communion offering for the month of July is the Salvation Army in New Brunswick. The Salvation Army is part of the Christian Church whose message is based on the Bible. Its mission is to preach the Gospel and to meet human needs without discrimination. First they assess the needs of each community in which they serve. They work to understand the obstacles, hardships, and challenges native to the area's particular population. Next they build local programs designed to offer immediate relief, short-term care, and long-term growth in the areas that will best benefit the community. Then they offer programs to the local community, working to continually optimize their efficacy via spiritual, physical, and emotional service.
The communion offering for August is Elijah's Promise. They believe that food changes lives and that no one should go hungry for lack of funds. Elijah's Promise harnesses the power of food to break the cycle of poverty, alleviate hunger, and change lives. They fight to end hunger by serving good food for all at their Community Soup Kitchen, providing education and jobs in the food industry through their Promise Culinary School, encouraging neighborhood agriculture at their community garden, offering social services to those in need, engaging in community advocacy and creating social enterprise food businesses that further social good. And, most recently a mobile food truck to supply food during the pandemic.
We will be collecting new school supplies the last 2 weeks of August. Items most needed are: single subject spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, 2 pocket folders, Crayola crayons and highlighters.
Please give generously to these worthy causes.