Messiah in Mission

MESSIAH IN MISSION

CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH

MESSIAH IN MISSION DONATIONS

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Responding to Jesus’s mandate in Matthew 25 to feed, clothe and care for those in need, the Outreach Ministry of Church of the Messiah assists those who serve the most vulnerable in our community, our nation and the world. We do this through your monthly donation to Messiah in Mission.

 

JANUARY OPEN DOOR-CODE BLUE

The Open Door exists to serve people at their point of need, cultivating personal growth and community sustainability. Serving those individuals who are homeless and low income. We model our Faith in Jesus by providing practical solutions, to physical, spiritual, and brokenness.

 

FEBRUARY ADIRONDACK VET HOUSE

The Adirondack Vets House, Inc. is a 9-bed transitional housing program for homeless veterans. Although the length of stay varies to the needs of the veteran, the maximal amount of time is 2 years with an average stay of 12 to 14 months! We help direct each veteran to a variety of service providers to help our veterans back onto their feet. Although the Veterans Affairs is the most common referral we make, there are host of agencies that offer specific services to help our veterans achieve their personal needs! Each of our programs has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of our veterans. Their needs may vary from veteran to veteran so in order to help each veteran, we have networked with several community organizations that can assist us in providing the best quality of care for each veteran that walk through our doors. Our programs address specific needs to help each veteran reach their personal goal no matter what the objective is for that particular veteran.

 

MARCH THE SOUTHERN ADIRONDACK CHILD CARE NETWORK

A not-for-profit child care resource and referral agency serving Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties in New York. Our mission is to strengthen the quality of children’s early care and learning. To develop, strengthen and improve area child care services; To recruit, assist and train child care providers; To assist parents with finding and selecting child care; To work with employers to assist with the child care needs of their employees'; To inform the community on child cares issues; Referrals for parents seeking care and Information on choosing quality care; For provides we offer assistance in starting a child care program; Training for quality in early childhood programs; On-site coaching and technical assistance; Access to the Child Care Food Program; Services for business/community; and provides information to community and businesses on child care issues and provides seminars for working parents seeking care.

 

APRIL MISSION   FAMILY SERVICES

For the month of April we will be collecting baby items to be donated to Family Service for Mother’s Day. There will be a basket in the Narthex for items. Most needed are diaper bags or back packs and newborn and size one diapers. They could also use baby formula, clothing and blankets. The Messiah in Mission collection will also go to this organization. Thank you in advance for supporting this outreach.

 

MAY MISSION TRIP SUPPORT

The purpose of the Mission Committee is to provide a forum for missions, empowering, equipping, encouraging, and evangelizing throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Albany for local, regional, national and international missions. Members of the Mission Board are appointed by the Bishop of Albany due to devotion to spreading the Word of God locally and internationally. Board members are empowered by the Holy Spirit, committed to sharing God’s love in Jesus Christ and eager to proclaim His Kingdom with everyone.

 

JUNE BEAVER CROSS MINISTRIES

Beaver Cross Ministries is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany and Christ the King Center with whom we share a facility and staff. Christ the King Center's mission is to equip disciples to make disciples for God's Kingdom by ministering to the heart, mind, body, and soul of people of all ages, through Christ-centered prayer, Biblical teaching, and genuine hospitality, sharing Jesus' love and healing grace in a beautiful, Holy Spirit filled setting. As part of Christ the King Center, Beaver Cross Ministries embraces this same vision. In addition, our mission as a youth ministry is to minister to the heart and soul of children and youth by helping them build community in Christ.

 

JULY FAMILY SERVICES ASSOCIATION OF GLENS FALLS, INC.-FEET FIRST PROGRAM

Provides necessary new shoes for students heading off to school.

 

AUGUST BACKPACK PROGRAM

Twenty-two million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. For many of these children, school meals may be the only meals they eat. What happens when they go home over the weekend? For more than 15 years, the Feeding America BackPack Program has been helping children get the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need to get enough to eat on the weekends. Today, bags of food are assembled at more than 160 local food banks and then distributed to more than 450,000 children at the end of the week. With your help, we can provide more food to more children in need.

 

SEPTEMBER OPEN DOOR

The Open Door exists to serve people at their point of need, cultivating personal growth and community sustainability. Serving those individuals who are homeless and low income. We model our Faith in Jesus by providing practical solutions, to physical, spiritual, and brokenness.

 

OCTOBER WARM THE CHILDREN

Warm The Children is a program whose mission is to provide new warm winter clothing for children of needy families. The mission is accomplished with the cooperative effort of Warm The Children, Inc., a local newspaper, a local charity partner (if the newspaper chooses to have one), social service agency or schools, volunteer shoppers, and cooperating retailers.

 

NOVEMBER YOUNG LIFE

Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. Our staff and volunteers enter the world of kids, focusing on what matters to them- fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of significance. In doing so, we earn the privilege of talking to them about something that we think matters most of all- the truth about God and his love for them.

 

DECEMBER FAMILY SERVICES-ADOPT A FAMILY

Provides food and gifts to families with children.