The expression, through useful projects, of our common humanity under God with those in wider communities than that of our church. Outreach enterprises should facilitate the giving and receiving so as to nourish the lives of all concerned.
God calls us to mission work wherever there is need for healing and reconciliation, for justice and peace.
Planning meetings are held every few months as needed.
... shares our joy at God's renewing and life-giving grace. Gifts help provide pension and health premium supplementation to low-income retirees, emergency assistance to the families of clergy and lay employees and Christmas Gift Checks to hundreds of annuitants.
Church World Service: CROP Hunger Walk
...helps children and families worldwide -- and right here in the U.S. -- to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. Each year some two million CROP Walkers, volunteers, and sponsors put their hearts and soles in motion, raising over $16 million per year to help end hunger and poverty around the world -- and in their own communities.
Des Moines Food Bank
...alleviates hunger in our community by providing food assistance to any person in need. They serve the city of Des Moines, most of SeaTac, and the west hill of Kent.
Family & Adult Service Center
...provides homeless with meals, baths, clothing, etc.
...creates an atmosphere of hospitality for the guests through the warmth of a welcoming and caring community, and to provide the time, program and safe place to bring peace, hope and security to their lives.
Neighbors In Need
...is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion thoughout 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.