Morning Star Mission
We are committed to serving dinner at Morning Star Mission in Joliet on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
The Mission Team is always in need of volunteers. Currently four are needed for both March and April.
A sign-up form is in the entrance lobby of the church.
"Five for Five" congregational support
In 2011 we provided $10,440 (from the budget and special offerings) for the following five UCC programs.
- Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)
- One Great Hour of Sharing
- Strengthen the Church
- Neighbors in Need
- Christmas Fund
"Sponsor a Child" program
Our congregation is currently sponsoring a 10-year-old boy from Botswana, Africa, and a 10-year-old girl from the Philippines through the UCC Sponsor a Child Program. The level of support for each child is $25/month. Following is an excerpt of a letter we received from Louisse.
"Hi! Greetings from Kalauman, Philippines. Thank you for accepting me as your sponsored child. I am 10 years old and was born on August 23, 2001. I was awarded a ribbon for being Number 4 in the Grade III class. I am very happy and my parents and grandparents are very happy and very proud of me. My favorite subject is English…I will study my lessons well because I want to become a policewoman."
"I am the oldest in my family. I have three younger sisters. My mother is Jacqueline and my father’s name is Samuel. He helps my grandmother in taking care of her 3 cows which are producing fresh milk for sale."