Immanuel United Church of Christ

Loving Others and Doing God's Work

Mission, Care and Membership

          Immanuel’s mission project continues through the end of September. Our Joyful Noise collection, to benefit Triple R Pets, will be Sunday, September 12th. Our Schoolhouse Collection Box has overflowed with everyone’s generous donations for Southeast School. To make room for more, the supplies already donated were delivered to Southeast School on Wednesday August 18th. The school secretary joyfully received –

84 glue sticks                                                    45 boxes of crayons  

16 packs of washable markers             32 composition notebooks  

7 packs of dry erase markers – all black or mixed colors

13 pencil pouches and pencil boxes

Let’s see if we can fill our Schoolhouse Collection Box to overflowing one more time! These supplies will be delivered to Southeast School in early October.

          And speaking of October….we will begin a new mission project that will continue through December – collecting funds for South Suburban Family Shelter. As we approach the end of September, watch the Sunday Bulletin, the October Herald and the Mission, Care, and Membership bulletin board near Schmiechen Hall for more information. As always, THANK YOU for your support.

Isaiah 49:30

 Mid-drive delivery for The Night Ministry from Immanuel United Church of Christ – 400 masks and 48 bottles of hand sanitizer. Collection of masks and 4 or 8 oz. hand sanitizer will continue through the end of March. Monetary donations (payable to Immanuel UCC) are also accepted. One check will be written at the end of our collection.

Our Drive Through Joyful Noise collection on Sunday raised .39 for Advocate Children’s Hospital. Combined with previous donations, our grand total is 2.29! With God’s help, we can do great things!

 This month’s Hidden Treasure from a Member:

MISSION, CARE, and MEMBERSHIP

CONGREGATION ACTIVITY

January through March

While our congregation isn’t meeting for in-person worship, members continue to reach out to support those in need.

During the months of January through March our Joyful Noise collection will be designated to Feed My Starving Children. Their  goal –  “Through God, FMSC will strive to eliminate malnutrition and starvation in children  throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in a generation that hears and responds to the cries of those in need until all are fed.” 

Our mission focus will be The Night Ministry in Chicago. As our nation continues to battle COVID 19, The Night Ministry has asked that we collect masks and hand sanitizer in 4 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

This organization compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. The organization offers support as they seek to improve their lives.  

Sometimes our mission projects involve donations to organizations such as Heifer International, where their impact is felt in faraway locations. Yesterday, however, our committee was able to hand deliver our donation of 0 plus bedding to the Oak Forest chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Chapter President Dave King works out of his home to organize volunteers who build beds and deliver them to children in the surrounding area who have no bed of their own. Dave told us that his chapter has built about 200 beds so far, which are delivered to applicants who might have been the victims of a flood, a fire, poverty, or domestic violence. We were invited to accompany Dave and his volunteers on a bed delivery in the near future.

Thank you for your generous donations to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, and please be ready with your donations in October and November which will benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation. As always, remember that together, we can do great things with the help of God.

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