Published on March 14, 2014
Mission 2013 It’s more than a numbers game….
Welcome to Mission…2013 Mission has so many facets. It’s challenging to capture in just a few slides. However, we’re taking on the task & inviting you along on the journey.
A glimpse of Mission…2013 Can you guess the significance of these numbers??? See how many YOU recognize!
Work events at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
20 adults & children (age 6 & older) attended our Family event Twenty adults attended our second work event later in the year.
Stuffed suitcases of school supplies for the Amka Africa school in Babati, Tanzania delivered by a group of 7 women from PCWS along with other items they collected for a total of 9 suitcases.
Presbyterian Church USA Denominational Offerings 1. One Great Hour of Sharing – Lenten Season 2. Pentecost Offering – Focus: At risk Children & Youth 3. Peacemaking Offering – First Sunday in October 4. Christmas Joy Offering – benefiting PC(USA) Retired Ministers and Racial/Ethnic schools In 2013, we collected $10,038.71 for these offerings.
Donation Center Bins Located In the alcove by the offices of Pastor Jennifer and Pastor Matt 1. Travel size toiletries - to Sharing Connection for homeless & low income families 2. Capri juice pouches – recycled and repurposed 3. Used ink cartridges – recycled 4. Used cell phones – recycled for reuse by agency working with battered women 5. Plastic food containers – to Food For Life used in sending clients home with leftover food items 6. Calendars, Stationery & Yarn – to Maria and Believe Shelters 7. CURRENT magazines – to Community Nurses Association for their clinic waiting rooms 8. Deacon Heart-warmer Jars – return an empty jar or take jars to fill with yummy soup. The Deacons provide Heart warmer meals to people needing a hug & nourishing bowl of soup! 9. Empty dishes from PCWS events (A gentle reminder - look here for any dishes you may have inadvertently left at PCWS)
Months of Food for Life 12 times each year we provide nourishing food at First Presbyterian Church of Chicago which helps feed upwards of 80 hungry people Chili mac cooked at PCWS, delivered & served by PCWS volunteers the 4th Tuesday each month
Agencies & Organizations Received support through the PCWS Mission budget funded by your generous gifts
Overflowing bags of food Collected under the Narthex Christmas tree helped replenish the Pine Avenue Presbyterian Food Pantry after the Christmas holiday season! This provided needed food for the Pine Avenue Food Pantry on the west side of Chicago
Gently used coats In varying sizes for Men, Women & Children Given to Maria Shelter & Believe Family Shelter on the south side of Chicago. A variety of new hats, gloves/mittens & scarves were also shared with these two Shelters & Sharing Connections
Sundays in a year……. but what else about those Sundays???? we receive the ‘LOOSE COIN’ offering in Worship which aids Greater Chicago Food Depository and Pine Avenue Food Pantry we collect canned goods & fresh produce for 2nd Second Baptist Food Pantry in LaGrange (delivered Monday)
BABY DIAPERS & BABY WIPES 2,064 baby diapers collected through the spring ‘Diaper Drive’. They were shared between Maria Shelter & the Night Ministry’s Parenting program Almost miraculously, nearly equal number of diaper wipes – 2,027!
Jewel ‘super saver’ stickers Which translated into…. 258 new colorful stoneware dishes for clients at Maria Shelter, Believe Shelter and Sharing Connection as they move on their journey from homelessness to their own apartment.
Dollar$ in the 2013 mission budget We truly appreciate your MANY GIFTS throughout the year allowing Mission funding to help others!!
Total of 2013 Mission Dollars! The PCWS budgeted mission + non-budgeted mission giving from: Extra gifts for mission from members, UPY Work Trip, Youth Offering, Denominational special offerings, Presbyterian Women (PW) mission, Loose Coin offering for Hunger, Advent Fair Alternative Giving event bringing us to………... 30
ONE AWESOME CONGREGATION… GENEROUSLY SHARING THEIR TIME, THEIR TALENTS & AND THEIR TREASURES IN SO MANY WAYS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR!!
Thank you…. FROM THE MANY AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS YOU HELP EACH AND EVERY DAY in countless ways!! AND FROM THE MISSION COMMITTEE YOU SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE ALL YEAR LONG!
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