2018 Christmas Giving included adopting two families and helping with their Christmas. The Crossroads Class is hard at work.
Kennett Community Garden
Delta Children's Home
Delta Children’s Home operates two homes in Kennett, Missouri, located in the “bootheel” of the state. State licensed foster parents provide a Christian home-like environment, loving and encouraging the resident children. They provide meals, assistance with homework, and help serve as role models that the boys and girls can look up to.
Delta Children's Home Project, 2017
This item was created by our youth under the direction of Jill Rickman, and will be auctioned at the Delta Children's Home Bake Sale and Auction Sunday, October 29.
VNA Senior Companions
If you are looking for senior assistance for yourself or a loved one, look no further than Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri. They provide all types of senior and handicapped services throughout a large portion of southeast Missouri. You can get the services you need from a reliable, courteous professional for grocery shopping, bill payments, transportation, respite, and more.
Learn how our mission partners serve overseas to bring the hope of God's care to all corners of the world.
NightLight Branson launched in Fall 2012 and addresses the issue of commercial sexual exploitation specifically in the Tri-Lakes area, which includes the cities of Branson, Ozark, and Springfield, Missouri. NightLight Branson addresses exploitation through prevention, intervention, restoration, and education. The prevention team works with at-risk children, breaking the cycles of poverty and single parent homes by building relationships and sharing the love of God. In 2017 NightLight Branson expanded into a statewide ministry and officially changed their name to NightLight Missouri to more fully capture the scope of work being accomplished.
We aimed in 2016 for 135 journals but collected 139 for NightLight. Shauna Storey will combine our gift along with other items from churches to give to women during the Christmas season as a way to build relationships and help them find hope in the midst of the struggles in their lives.
Heifer International's mission is to create job opportunities in rural America by
bringing farmers together to build socially and environmentally responsible and profitable businesses. Learn about Heifer’s origins and current projects, including sustainable agriculture with farmer’s cooperatives in Arkansas. Come away with a deeper understanding of hunger and poverty, sustainable food systems and community development. Registration form for upcoming field trip is here.
Lexington Theological Seminary
Disciples offer numerous seminaries in which to train ministers. LTS offers an online program in conjunction with congregations for students to gain pastoral experience along with theological education.
We support higher education, with this nearly school serving as one example of a Disciples college.
National Benevolent Association
Here's how we help children and families in crisis, enable people with disabilities, and enhance the quality of life for older adults.
In December, 2018, we partnered with Hope, International. and collected over $700 worth of blankets and small heaters. These items were delivered each week to the organization and were distributed to local residents.
Helping Hand, located in Kennett, provides emergency food boxes, clothing, housewares, and other items to families in need. Operated by the Ministerial Alliance, the agency depends on volunteers and funding from local churches. May 1 is Helping Hand Day where the organization is being recognized to raise awareness of their needs in order to serve the community
April 2018 our focus is on peanut butter for Helping Hand