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 June 2018

As of this writing, many of us plan on doing some landscaping work at the home of Carole Green’s on May 26th, and we will have completed another Special Offering, Pentecost, of which 40% of donations will be used to supplement our Samaritan Fund. This fund is used by Pastor Joe to assist members of our church in need.

Our spring has been busy, yet productive, with the fantastic support by many of you. June begins our annual Kids Free Clothing Exchange focus, which ends in August with the luncheon and delivery of new shoes, socks, underwear, etc., to KFCE in Onalaska. Thus, time for you to pray and ponder on how you can contribute to this great cause.

During the summer we will continue to collect non-perishable food items for the Center of Hope, along with eyeglasses and craft items. We pray that the campers we have helped support enjoy their time at Camp Cho Yeh, and we look forward to seeing them afterwards at a church service.

The Mission team will not meet in June, thus giving some of our members time to recuperate/recover from various ailments and allow all to enjoy family and friends.

Chuck Davidson, Mission Chair