The purpose of our Mission ministry is to inform and encourage our members to work in the greater Livingston community promoting and supporting services and resources for those in need. We work within the framework of the PC(USA) by participating in the four annual Special Offerings (One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking, and Joy Gift) and supplement our annual benevolence budget via guest speakers/programs, food and eyeglass collections, shoe drives, and participation in organizations such as Samaritan’s Purse Christmas shoebox program and our local health department’s Empty Stockings program.
The Mission committee is responsible for recommending for Session approval where we send about 10% of our annual budget each year. Our benevolence giving focuses on mostly organizations which help those in our Polk County region but does include some state, national, and international organizations. Below is the list which we now support with financial donations:
Advancing Inmate Ministry (AIM) Polunsky
Center of Hope
Camp Cho Yeh scholarships
Campaign 300
Empty Stocking: Polk County
GODTEL Ministry
Habitat for Humanity: Polk County
Head Start: Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation
Hechos Dos (Becker Ministry)
Imagination Library: Reading Enhances Advanced Development (READ)
Keep a Kid in School (Polk County Dept. of Health)
Kids Free Clothing Exchange (KFCE)
Lions International (eyeglasses collection)
Our Father’s House: Livingston
Presbytery of New Covenant
Pan American School
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund
Pastors Outreach to Patients (POP)
PC (USA) Special Offerings (4)
Polk County Emergency Health Board
Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services
Presbytery of New Covenant
Revival Food Pantry
Seafarer’s Ministry: Port of Houston

Mission Report for July 2020

At this time, your Mission Committee will meet Monday, August 3rd, at 11 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend with a mask per county/state guidelines.

Since we will not be having an August luncheon for KFCE, please be aware that we continue to collect new shoes, socks, and underwear for them, which can be placed in the container in the narthex. We will also accept checks written to the church with notation for “KFCE” in the memo line. Whenever the children do return to school, we do know they will need shoes, etc.

At this time we do plan on filling shoeboxes for seamen in November, thus items for them can also be donated. They need things that would fit into a shoebox, that a man might use on a ship.

Chuck Davidson, Mission Chair