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Missions of the Month

January 2015: Soup Kettles

This mission supports the Elgin area soup kettles that operate out of local churches to provide a hot meal seven days a week to those in need. This includes the Souper Bowl Challenge on Sunday, January 25.

February 2015: Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry is a "traveling food pantry" that delivers nutritious food directly to people in need of food assistance. This truck delivers meat, produce, and non-perishable food to partner sites and other locations where low-income food is needed.

March 2015: Cornerstone Youth

This mission supports the summer workcamp trip. Money raised will help provide some scholarships, as well as help keep the overall cost down for each of the participants.

April 2015: Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry is a "traveling food pantry" that delivers nutritious food directly to people in need of food assistance. This truck delivers meat, produce, and non-perishable food to partner sites and other locations where low-income food is needed.

May 2015: United Methodist Homes & Services

United Methodist Homes & Services is a nonprofit, faith-based provider of homes and supportive services for older adults in Chicago, the near-west suburbs and the North Shore.

June 2015: Tree of Life Ministry in Pierre, South Dakota

This ministry with Lakota Native Americans addresses needs on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations in South Dakota by nurturing the body, strengthening culture, and enhancing the spirit. This ministry provides groceries and meals to the hungry; repairs to substandard homes; and supports local teachers as they reclaim native culture and language.

July 2015 (1): Children's Fund for Christian Mission

Contributions are made to a select group of mission programs chosen for their value in helping children understand "being in mission." Contributions are divided evenly among the designated projects for 2015.

July 2015 (2): Rockford Urban Ministries

Rockford Urban Ministries expanded its Work Camp Experience, and does home repairs in poor neighborhoods. Volunteers spend a day or a week doing meaningful work.

August 2015: Pastor Al Family Crisis Fund

Money from this fund goes to help those undergoing financial difficulties. Money has been used to help pay for medicines, rent, heat and electric bills, amonng other things.

September 2015: Lee Memorial Girls Dormitory in India

This is a residential school for girls in an area where girls are largely overlooked for education. Nurturing and educating the orphaned and destitute, this school makes it possible for girls to learn not only basic education, but also skills for a brighter future.

October 2015: Interfaith Food Pantry in Elgin

Funds from this mission go to provide food through the Interfaith Food Pantry. The pantry's mission is to provide emergency food to local families and individuals. Visits to the pantry are limited to once per month for a total of 12 visits per year.

November 2015: Clara Biswas, Missionary in Cambodia

Clara works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She works with the "poorest of the poor" in slum areas and garbage dumps to facilitate their move to relocation and rehabilitation centers. She assists in education programs for the children.

December 2015: Heifer Project International, Living Gifts

Heifer Project is a worldwide self-help organization that provides livestock and agricultural services to more than 84 countries.



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