MISSION & OUTREACH
On the second Sunday of each month, the Mission Moment is presented in church. Offering envelopes for these benevolences can be found in your offering envelope box, or you may use a pew envelope noting on it to which benevolence the offering should be sent.
The mission of Unleashing Potential is to close the opportunity gap for children and youth by building on their strengths. We create educational and empowering experiences through early childhood education, after school programs, youth development and enrichment camps.
Founded in 1850, Eden Seminary is a graduate school that prepares men and women for ordained Christian Ministry. Eden is one of seven seminaries of the United Church of Christ. By educating men and women for the future ministry, Eden strives to strengthen the life of the church through a critical reflection of faith and supporting Christian discipleship.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
From disaster relief in the form of providing water to the people of Flint, Michigan, humanitarian aid in war torn Syria, and aid for famine relief in Ethiopia are just some of the examples how One Great Hour of Sharing provides many forms of relief in over 130 countries around the world. One Great Hour of Sharing enables the United Church of Christ to quickly respond to disasters and other urgent unexpected needs as they arise.
EVERY CHILD'S HOPE
ECH was founded in 1858 and cares for over 1400 children a year by providing a variety of programs in St. Louis and Kansas City that are dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating emotional trauma and mental health issues, and providing after care and follow-up services. These programs are designed to strengthen families and encourage all family members to reach their full potential by leading healthy, productive and self-sufficient lives.
Serving South St. Louis since 1970, Isaiah 58 provides a variety of services to meet the needs of low income residents in the area around south Grand. Some of the services that Isaiah 58 provides are operating a food pantry and thrift store, utility assistance and job placement assistance.
Emmaus is focused on the contributions that people with developmental disabilities can make to society. Although there are some residents on the Emmaus campus, Emmaus has moved to the group home model. Emmaus serves clients in 50 group homes located throughout the Missouri side of the St. Louis metro area. Most all of the homes have 24-hour support staff to take care of the residents.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and works toward that goal with a comprehensive program in which hard-working St. Louis families invest their time into actually building and owning a home.
Camp Mo-Val is a camp and retreat center located several miles west of Union, Missouri. Run by the Missouri Mid-South Conference, Camp Mo-Val serves hundreds of campers and families each year. Camp Mo-Val consists of 280 acres that includes a lake, streams, native prairie and forest land.
PEANUT BUTTER PROJECT
Project Peanut Butter (PPB) seeks to advance the treatment of severe malnutrition, the single largest cause of child death in the world today, using effective, locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods. This nonprofit is formed to provide needed nutritional and medical support primarily to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
The most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive relationship is when she is leaving that relationship. Lydia's House is a place for women to go when they are wanting to get our of an abusive relationship. Lydia's house works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children.
FEED MY PEOPLE
Feed My People, a Christian inter-denominational organization, strives to show God's love and compassion to all His people, but particularly to His people in need. Feed My People was founded in 1982 by Carol and John DeGuire to meet the growing needs of the poor in South St. Louis County. "We treat each person who comes to us for help with dignity. Besides their daily needs, we try to give them hope for a brighter future, and let them know that we care and that God cares." Today, Feed My People has over 14 programs, including a Thrift Store at each location as primarily a service to our clients, but is also open to the public.
THE CHRISTMAS FUND
The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that congregations have been supporting for over 100 years. The offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards. Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties. Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks.s Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund is a Special Mission Offering that congregations have been supporting for over 100 years. The offering is administered through the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance, the charitable arm of the Pension Boards. Funds provide direct financial support to those who serve the church and are facing financial difficulties. Active and retired clergy, lay employees, and their surviving spouses may be eligible for the Supplementation of Small Annuities, Supplementation of Health Premiums, Emergency Grants, and/or Christmas “Thank You” Gift Checks.