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 2017

The Mission committee will meet on Monday, July 10th, at 11am, just outside the church office in the Activities Building; anyone may attend. Our focus will be to prepare for the August 13th luncheon featuring the KFCE. Therefore, may I remind you that donations of new socks and shoes etc. are now being accepted? There is a container for the items in the Fellowship building hallway. To those who are traveling this summer, please pick up extra soaps, shampoos, etc., for use in the fall when we fill shoeboxes for our seamen. We also continue to collect non-perishable food items for the Center of Hope, along with craft items and eyeglasses; tis something to collect year round.

We do hope to have a Camp Cho-Yeh highlight event sometime in the early fall; three of our sponsored campers have completed their sessions and the other three attend this month. We are blessed to be able to contribute partial funding towards their participation in these wonderful experiences.

On behalf of those on the Mission Committee, I want to thank the Fellowship Committee for hosting a great June luncheon, and I know the July one will be great as well; I also want to commend our Property committee for its great work in alleviating the asbestos issue and working to improve our worship service experiences. And may I thank Robin, whose work on all our behalf is seen every Sunday? Well done, to all of these servants of our Lord.

Chuck Davidson, Mission Chair