Outreach and Mission Update
The team would like to thank everyone who attended our Fifth
Sunday Breakfast and Refugee presentation. We had a great
turn out to learn more about what it means to be a refugee,
the struggles they face to establish a new life, and the long
term support they need. We also covered our sponsored child
who is a Tibetan refugee living in Darjeeling, India. The cost
of our sponsored child is $25.00 per month and there are en-
velopes in the Narthex if you would like to share your financial
support of this wonderful young lady. Other events Outreach
And Mission are working on: Food Pantry monthly sponsorship,
Relay for Life and Youth Group Lock-in-Rock-a-Thon fundraiser
2-1-1 Know the Number. Those in need often do not know where to turn for help. The phone number 2-1-1 is a great place to start. Similar to the phone number for Poison Control Hotline (800-222-1222), 2-1-1 is a national toll free number that can assist those in needs ranging from financial, domestic, health, human trafficking, disaster and many other issues. To learn more visit www.211.org or unitedway.org
Meeting: O&M meets the third Sunday of the month after Church. Please join us if you can.
Sponsor a Child: We received the attached letter from our sponsored child Tenzin Chenjo in Darjeeling, India.
August 4, 2015
My Dear Sponsor:
I am happy to write you this letter after long time. Hope you all keeping well there. I am fine and happy here and doing my lessons well.
This year one celebration of His Holiness Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday which was celebrated in a very colorful program for three days and cake, tea, cold drink and foods also given to all the people on one occasion. We all enjoyed it very much. Because of Nepal earthquakes we had frightful days and nights in our region for almost one month and we always went to sleep outside of our houses in a safe place for many days. But not much damaged done in our region like Nepal.
I am fine here. Hope you all well there too. With my kisses and love to you all.
Your Little Friend,
Neighbors In Need
The Neighbors in Need offering, which we will receive on October 18th, supports the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the US. Two thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s justice and Witness Ministries to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. Through ucc.org/justice , our national justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates, and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. One third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Historically forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara, and Hocak in North and South
Dakota, Wisconsin and Nebraska. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM.
Please use the envelope found in the pews and in the narthex to make your donation on Sunday, October 18, 2015.
Thank you for your support!