Mission Ministry Update (June, 2017)
The Mission Ministry exists to serve God and to put our faith into action by spreading the Gospel and helping people with physical, spiritual and emotional issues and hunger in our local communities and throughout the world.
The Mission Ministry wishes to acknowledge Mission contributions beyond the scope of our budgeted activities which represent literally thousands of volunteer hours, financial contributions, goods and services, and independent fund raising activities throughout 2016, totaling an additional $33,000 to FPCC mission programs.
In recognition, we gratefully acknowledge: Care & Prayer, Discipleship, Worship, Presbyterian Women, Mission Sewing, Soup Kitchen Volunteer, Women of the Word, Seaman's Baskets, PW Circles (Esther, Lydia, Martha, Rebecca, and Ruth), PW Women's Retreat and Sisterly Love Bags for victims of human trafficking, Feeding the Hungry Grant Donation, Family Promise, Conroe House of Prayer, Living Water International donations, Shoe Box donations, Mission Ministry Rummage Sale, and non-budgeted offerings throughout the year.
Additional Mission Ministry activities during 2016-2017:
Purpose: Seeking funds to support on-going efforts in three primary areas:
Benevolent Missions International, Liaisons – Tom & Susan Young.
Bridgewood Farms, Liaison – Penny Bell
CRU – Ghena and Dasha Milcev, Liaison – Roy Penney
CRU – Buchholz, Liaison – Roy Penney
CRU – Edgar Rodríguez, Liaison – Roy Penney
Cancare, Liaisons – Dell Schooler and Kathy Haines.
Christian Literature, Liaison – Nancy Penney
Christmas Baskets (Special Offerings), Liaisons – Tom Young and Cole LaMaster
Conroe House of Prayer, Liaison – Tom Young & Susan Young, Henry & Betty Blott, Dr. Ron Bailey. We provide financial assistance for our volunteers to purchase, prepare, and serve breakfast at this local out-reach to the homeless. (Conroe House of Prayer)
Creative Outreach, Liaisons – Roy and Nancy Penney.
Family Promise of Montgomery County, Liaisons – Susan Young and Donna Fisher.
Meals on Wheels, Liaisons – Penny Bell (Conroe) and Tom Young (Montgomery).
Hope for the Middle East, Liaison – Nancy Penney.
Kairos, Liaisons – Gary and Dell Schooler.
Living Water International, Liaisons – Dr. Ron Bailey and Tom Young.
Crisis Assistance Center, Liaison – Penny Bell. We provide financial assistance to this local agency for supplying short-term emergency funds and other help to county residents. (http://www.cac-mctx.org/)
Montgomery County Food Bank, Liaison – Dr. Ron Bailey. In addition to general support for food, we provide volunteers to pack “buddy backpacks” of foodstuffs for children needing to take their weekend meals home from school. (http://mcfoodbank.org/)
Montgomery County Jail Ministry, Liaison – Roy Kessler. Provides financial assistance for Christian educational materials and volunteer teaching and counseling services to prisoners at the local jail.
Montgomery County Women’s Center, Liaison – Penny Bell.
Pregnancy Assistance Center North, Liaison – Donna Fisher.
Presbytery of New Covenant, Liaison – Nancy Penney
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, Liaisons – Tom and Susan Young, Henry and Betty Blott.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Relief Ministry, Liaisons – Tom Young and Roy Penney.
Resourcing Christian Education (RCE International), Liaison – Roy Penney.
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Liaison – Sharon Walker.
Salvation Army Christmas Bell Ringers, Liaison – Donna Fisher.
The Seafarer’s Christmas Shoe Box Ministry, Liaison – Susan Buckley.
Serving in Mission (SIM), Liaison – Sara Gutekunst.
Tamina Community Center, Liaison – Penny Bell.
Witnessing Ministries of Christ, Liaison – Nancy Penney.