The Mission Board helps the church engage in various missions by initiating projects and then building enthusiasm for these projects and programs.
The board promotes special appeals for the 4 special offerings of the UCC, as well as recommending a level of support for Our Churches’ Wider Mission, which supports the wider ministries of the United Church of Christ.
We are engaged in numerous projects at the local level. Some of our Mission projects include:
Preparing and serving meals for the Beacon of Hope, a men’s homeless shelter in Ft. Dodge, 6 times a year.
Planning and hosting an alternative Christmas gift fair that promotes congregational support of a weekly mission during Advent.
Packing “backpacks against hunger”, which are supplemental food bags which school children take home on the weekends.
Trash pick-up in our community as a part our mission to care for the Earth.
Raising funds and donating food to our local food pantries.
Planning and promoting different topics of study to help raise church members’ awareness of issues of justice and peace.
The Mission Board also supports Heifer International, CROP, Relay for Life, Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center (DSAOC), SERVV, Ecumenical Human Needs, and other mission projects.