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.
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.
FUMC Trivia Night & Fish Fry flyer
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.
January 2018 our focus was on peanut butter, crackers and blankets for Helping Hand. We collected 87 jars of peanut butter, 54 boxes of crackers and 11 blankets
In 2013 we collected 76 jars of peanut butter for our "Pile of Peanut Butter," which we delivered to Helping Hand in January. We collected more food and money on Souper Bowl Sunday to create a grand total of 124 food items and $80 for Helping Hand!