Charity Outreach Ministry


Neighbors in Need (NIN) Offering Nov. 20

posted Nov 2, 2016, 12:19 PM by Lee Church


Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. The 2016 theme for NIN is "This We Believe" and connects the issue of child hunger to the work that UCC congregations are doing to serve their community and address this injustice. Nov. 20 is date of Lee Church Offering during worship services.

No Hunger

CROP Hunger Walk October 15

posted Aug 26, 2016, 11:24 AM by Lee Church

Rich von Oeyen is looking for a volunteer to help with this event as well as walkers and pledgers! Join the original Walk event in the United States! Fight hunger globally and in our local community.

To pledge on-line, visit our Lee Church Team Page at  https://www.crophungerwalk.org/leenh/leechurch . Watch for the CROP Walk table during coffee hours in the coming weeks—when we will be taking pledges and signing up walkers!

 

November 2015

posted Oct 30, 2015, 7:44 AM by Lee Church

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries(JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.

Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering. 

Lee Church Missions will be collecting the 2015 offering on November 22nd. Read the Sunday bulletin inserts during November for more information or visit www.ucc.org/nin

October 2015

posted Oct 30, 2015, 7:42 AM by Lee Church

Please join us by supporting our “Clean The World’s One Project.” 

This is a program that provides us all the supplies to make up small hygiene kits  that will be donated to Waysmeet in early November.

The kits contain toothbrush& paste, soap, shampoo & conditioner, cream, razor, washcloth and a personal note that we will be filling out.

For the next 3 weeks there will be collection envelopes and we appreciate your generosity, each kit is $3.00 and our goal is to make 100 kits.

We hope you will be able to support this mission project as each kit provides hope, our working together and support to our local community.

Thank you,
Missions Committee
 

May 2015

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:44 AM by Henry McTague

As of March 15th John Brothwell is the chairman of the Missions Committee. Sid White is the representative for Council and Brenda Small will be the fill-in Council representative. Debbie Cayer is the Secretary. We have not appointed a Treasurer. We are working on setting up the Crop Walk for mid-October.

We are making progress on ways to raise more money for Missions and we will be having a meeting the first Wednesday of the month. We have seven committee members and Abby Croot has joined us as the youth representative. Leanne Burke has joined us as well. We are enthusiastic to work with Waysmeet Center in Durham and are exploring options to work with two other groups.

The Missions Committee is looking for more volunteers to help out - the more the merrier in this group! We look forward to a wonderful 2015.

February 2015

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:43 AM by Henry McTague

The Missions Committee has many thank you’s this month.  We want to thank Otto O’Connor for his inspirational words during Missions Sunday.    Also thanks for the Members of the Missions Committee who participated during both services.    It is that time of our year when Committees change their membership.  The   Missions Committee wishes to thank all those who have been serving on Committees and are now moving on to other areas of service.   A special thank you to those members of the Missions Committee who are leaving after their 3 year terms – Stephanie Beck, Kirsten Berthiaume and Ellen Doller.    Thanks for all your support over the past 3 years.

December 2014

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:43 AM by Henry McTague

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Neighbors In Need offering in November.    

The Missions Co. will again be at coffee hours in December with opportunities for alternative holiday giving.  We will have information about both Heifer Project and World Vision.  What better way to honor someone special, than to give a gift that continues to provide support long after the Holiday season is over.

June/July 2014

posted Dec 18, 2014, 1:10 PM by Henry McTague

The Mission Co. wants to congratulate all graduates.  We sent a bit of care their way in the form of quiche for their graduation brunch held following UNH’s graduation.  It was held at Waysmeet house.

We also want to thank all those who donated, again this year, to the Bucket Project through Chapin Living Waters.    Chapin Living Waters is a group that provides supplies and support to help communities in draught stricken areas learn about irrigation and sustainable methods of agriculture.   It follows that old adage “give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime”.   Look for us again at next year’s plant sale.

May 2014

posted Dec 18, 2014, 1:09 PM by Henry McTague

First of all, we want to welcome two new members to our committee Sid White and Deborah Cayer.  A big “thank you” for volunteering your time and talents.

We want to thank all who contributed to One Great Hour of Sharing.

We also want to wish Larry Brickner-Wood rest, relaxation, and renewal as he heads off on sabbatical.  Larry is the director of Waysmeet Center at UNH .

The Missions Co. will again be asking for support for the Chapin Living Waters Foundation (Bucket Project) during the plant sale.   We will have a bucket kit set up so that you can see just how it works.    The Foundation supports efforts across the globe that support sustainable agriculture through teaching and technology.   Be sure and stop by our booth and support this mission.

March 2014

posted Dec 18, 2014, 1:08 PM by Henry McTague

We’d like to thank the outgoing members of our Missions Committee for all their work over the past 3 years.  We say good bye to Brad and Cristin Bensen, Nancy MacLean, and Linda Carter who is taking time off due to health concerns.  We hope Linda is feeling better soon and can come back to join us.   This brings us to opportunities that are available.  The Missions Committee has openings for new members.  We’d like to thank Brenda Small who has joined the committee however she’ll be needing some support as she is the only new member at this time.  We are currently down by 5 members.    Please speak to a member of the Nominating Committee (Nancy MacLean or Brian Burke) or if you’re interested.

Thank-you to Stuart & Celeste Sherman, our World Vision speakers, for their inspiring message of hope on Missions Sunday.

Be looking for information on One Great Hour Of Sharing (ORHS) in your bulletins during Lent. 

OGHS is the annual all-church mission offering through which the United Church of Christ responds to disasters, assists refugees, and provides development aid.

The OGHS offering is one significant way that your gifts have Changed Lives.

 

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