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 November 2018

Your Mission team met on Oct. 1st and reviewed correspondence from Samaritan’s Purse and Presbyterian Children’s Home. We continued discussions centered on our 2019 proposed budget and our shoebox filling event set for Nov. 11th, after the BBQ second Sunday luncheon. Major need from congregation: items for the children’s shoeboxes and the men who arrive at the Port of Houston. Please bring all donations by Sunday the 11th so we can fill the boxes after a great lunch. All are encouraged to review recent postings on the Mission bulletin board which include a special certificate of recognition from PCHS. We also recently delivered several boxes of craft items and coloring books, etc., to the Indian Head Start program along with food items for the Center of Hope. We continue to collect eyeglasses and items to be sent south to Guatemala. Our next Mission Meeting is Nov. 5th at 11 a.m.
Chuck Davidson, Mission Chair