Our Mission Statement
Mission/Outreach is an integral part of VGUCC ministries. We will pursue opportunities that are reflective of Justice and Peace, denominational and ecumenical, local and global, participatory and financial. Our mission and outreach will make a difference – empowering recipients and inspiring givers to act in the spirit of Christ; exemplifying the 3 Great Loves: Love of Neighbor; Love of Children; Love of Creation.
Mission Action Team
(Jeannie Harrington and Nancy Morlock-Hollins, Co-Chairs)
Things are going well at Inside-Out. During this last bout of frigid nighttime temperatures, warm, safe places were found for all our homeless kids. Our numbers are growing and the kids continue to support each other. So much love!
Our advent collection of supplies for elder boxes is an on-going success for One Nation Walking Together.
This fall, with money left after meeting our commitments for our local missions and our 5-FOR-5 in 2018, we were able to give Los Pobres an additional $500. Our recent stewardship campaign was a great success and our mission pledges are up by over 20%.
MISSION Giving Opportunities for this Holiday Season
Elder Boxes for One Nation Walking Together – due Dec. 8
Fill a shoe box with items for a value of $20. Label whether it is appropriate for a male/female/youth/child. Contact Judy Druelinger (719-574-0535) if you have any questions.
New Socks for Soul 4 Soul – due Dec. 15
Socks socks socks!!! We are collecting Socks for Soul4Soul who will bring these to the border for migrants in need of clean items. They will also take underwear and gloves, all sizes and all brand new with receipts attached please. Contact Clare if you have questions (719-351-0168)
Books for Library on the Go (LOGO) – due Dec. 15
Take a gift tag off the warmth and giving tree at VGCC and purchase that book for LOGO. Contact Nancy with questions (719-598-1223)
Christmas Gifts for a family who is the Family Promise Program – due Dec. 15
These families will be living in the supported housing for Christmas and these gifts will help them have a joyful day.
The gift suggestions have been e-mailed out in a blast on December 6 and also are available from the warmth giving tree in the entryway. Look for the GOLD colored paper ornaments.
Purchase that gift and label with the person’s first name. (Dana has volunteered to do the wrapping again this year.)
Return to Vista Grande and place in the box provided for Family Promise.
Contact Donna with your questions (719-599-3057) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org