Mission: 1

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The United Church of Christ is calling all our churches to a shared mission for eleven days. From 11/1/11 to 11/11/11 the UCC has challenged our churches to:

  • Collect more than 1 million items of healthy food for local food pantries.
  • Raise more than $111,111 for programs that combat hunger.
  • Send more than 11,111 letters to congress to support programs to fight hunger and world poverty.

You can learn more about this effort at Mission: 1. All UCC churches are encouraged to set congregational goals in order to help meet this challenge.

Our Outreach Ministry has accepted the challenge and is challenging all our church members to:

  • Donate at least 11 items of healthy food for the Community Food Council of Huntington.
  • Give at least $11 to the Mission: 1 hunger collection.
  • Write one letter to congress per family.

This Sunday we will begin the campaign with a Bag Sunday. All of our parishioners will be given a grocery bag and a shopping list with items that are needed at the pantry.  The Outreach Ministry will also have sample letters to congress available in coffee hour.Non-perishable food items may also be dropped off at our church Monday-Thursday, 9-3:00, or call us for evening house (631-423-4004).

The UCC motto is “that they may be one.” We may be one in our efforts to eradicate world hunger.

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