The Mission Awareness Committee at Egmondville United Church (EUC) strives to open the doors of mission work for our congregation. Over the course of a year, several projects are coordinated by the Mission Awareness Committee focusing on the needs of others locally and in places in other hemispheres.
Egmondville United Church, generously supports the United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund. Approximately $17,000 is donated to M&S by Egmondville Church members each year. Most Sunday mornings, the congregation is informed of the work of the M&S Fund in a Moment for Mission story.
For more information on the M&S fund go to- http://www.united-church.ca/funding/msfund
Locally, Egmondville United Church supports the Huron County Christmas Bureau through our White Gift Sunday, usually held the first Sunday of December. A ‘Winter Warming Tree’ in the church foyer, also receives gifts of hats, mittens, scarves and slippers which are distributed to families in need through the Christmas Bureau each December.
The Seaforth and District Foodbank is generously supported with donations of food and volunteer hours by many members of EUC.
For more information on the Foodbank go to- http://centraleastontario.cioc.ca/record/GBA2287
Usually once a year, a special project is implemented, in our congregation, to support the Huron Women’s Shelter including a church anniversary project of collecting 175 pairs of children’s pyjamas and this year’s project of collecting 330 pairs of women’s and children’s underwear.
For more information in supporting the Women’s Shelter go to- http://www.huronwomensshelter.com/
On a global level, Egmondville United Church is a keen supporter of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. An autumn fundraising drive happens each year.
For more information on the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank go to- http://www.foodgrainsbank.ca/
Working in conjunction with Free The Children, Egmondville United Church recently raised the funds to build a school in rural Kenya.
For more information on Free the Children go to - http://www.freethechildren.com/
Egmondville United Church also responds to tragedy and crisis situations around the world, on an as needed basis. Much of this work is carried out in conjunction with Action of Churches Together (ACT).
For more information on ACT go to- http://www.actalliance.org/
Each Sunday in Advent as we light the candles on our Advent Wreath, we offer the gift of hope, peace, joy and love to others. Over the years, we have given many interesting gifts to those who live in developing nations. Sewing machines were shipped to women in Africa. The sewing machines have allowed women to establish their own micro business. We have given goats and chickens to struggling farmers, in Mozambique. As well, we have funded the gift of bicycle ambulances, and mid-wife training to the people of Nicaragua.
For specific questions or information on the work of the Mission Awareness Committee at Egmondville United Church please email Egmndville United Church at – firstname.lastname@example.org