Mission 1

Mission 1

Mission 1

11.1.11  -  11.11.11

Mission 1 is a United Church of Christ promoted program.  The activities listed below are what we are doing to feed the hungry and combat world hunger.


Food Drive - we are collecting 5,555 food items from now through Nov 11th.   examples of what are needed are in the Narthex.  A complete list is in the newsletter!  Bring your items to church during the week, or next Sunday.  Encourage and invite friends, family members and co-workers to participate. 

Stuff the Bus - Join with Van Buren United Way, Cub Scout Pack 188 and local Girl Scouts as we strive to fill a school bus with food items.  The bus will be outside of Village Market on Nov 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Come out and help collect food!   The food gathered in this bus will go toward our goal of 5,555 items. 

Feeding America Food Truck - On Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, this food truck will be here to help feed 100 families.  This is a joint effort with Solomon's Temple on Blue Star Highway.    We need 12 to 15 volunteers from our church to make this happen.  

 Neighbors In Need - This offering is being collected the next couple of weeks.  See the bulletin insert.  We are also looking for 11 people to give online.   Go to UCC.org to do this. 

Letter Writing - Consider writing to your elected official about hunger issues in our state and nation.  

Thursday Night Suppers begin Nov. 3rd.   We need people to be on a steering or planning team for these suppers.  This group will coordinate the meal, make sure volunteers are in place and supplies obtained.   We need a crew to staff the First and Third Thursdays of each month.  A group of 6 people to help serve, clean up and visit with the guests.  Kiwanis and Rotary will staff the other two nights, and the sorority will do the 5th Thursdays.


If you would like to help, speak with John Gillett or Pastor Dick.