Mission Blog


Winter Solstice Prayer Vigil, Dec 21

#NotHomeFortheHolidays Thursday, December 21, 7:00pm Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 501 E. Mt. Hope Ave, Lansing Sponsored by: The All Faith Alliance for Refugees (AFAR) including leadership from our church. Too many people are not here for the holidays this year. Displaced from one home and waiting for another, refugee families around the world need our prayers. Please join us on the winter solstice as we pray for our nation and all nations to provide homes for refugees.

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Giving Tree 2017

Jean C. and Dorinda V. discussing gifts for the 2017 Giving Tree project that will provide gifts for four refugee families.

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Alternative Christmas Market

The PCO Alternative Christmas Market will be held after worship, 11:30 – 1:00, on December 3 in Fellowship Hall.  Find a gift for your loved ones or dear friends and also benefit those who need a gift the most.  Spread a little Christmas Cheer!  The following organizations will be represented: Advent House Ministries offers weekend shelter and food; outreach to children who come to weekend shelter, including educational assistance; assistance with literacy skills, GED program; two shelter homes for men, one shelter home for women who are victims of domestic abuse, ...

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Global Institute of Lansing

PCO Mission Committee member, Paula Frantz, speaks from her heart about the Global Institute of Lansing (GIL) at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at People's Church on November 20, 2017. GIL helps refugees earn high school diplomas and PCO has been proudly supporting GIL for over 7 years. https://globalinstitutelansing.org/

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Giving Tree 2017

The Giving Tree Advent Project PCO is providing four refugee families with Christmas gifts. There are twenty children and eight adults. Gifts include items such as clothes, coats, boots, bedding, towels and hygiene items.  Please consider participating by: Choosing gift tags from the giving tree in Fellowship Hall Sign the master list on the table next to the tree indicating which person and gift you are purchasing Bring the UNWRAPPED gifts back by DECEMBER 10 Attach the TAG securely to the gift and include the RECEIPT In addition, there will be ...

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Crop Walk, October 8

The Annual CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 8 from 2:00-5:30 p.m. at the STEM Academy, 2600 Hampden Drive in Lansing. Members are encouraged to walk, rock, or support those who do through donations and prayer. In addition to raising funds to alleviate hunger, the walk itself draws attention to the problems of hunger and income inequality. The money gathered by walkers will be used to combat hunger in Lansing, the U. S., and the world. In Lansing, one-fourth of the funds go to agencies such as Advent House, the Haslett Community Food Pantry, and the Garden ...

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We Choose Welcome at the Peace Quest

Mission Committee members, Judi Harris and Paula Frantz represent PCO at Peace Quest 2017. "We Choose Welcome" signs are available at the church for $10.

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Double-Up Food Bucks Service Opportunity

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Help low-income families buy produce. Several years ago funding arose to give those who receive bridge cards (food stamps) assistance to purchase fresh produce. This type of food, while promoting greater health and better eating habits, is often more expensive, and more difficult to obtain. Funding was secured to make available fresh produce at literally half the regular price. The Meridian Township Farmer's market was very interested in offering this program to the community but had no way to administer it as the funding was for the food only and not the administr...

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Spring Into Giving

Spring into Giving Collection for Refugee Services, sponsored by the Mission Committee:  In Fellowship Hall you will see a poster announcing Spring into Giving.  We will collect through May 14. Please only bring in the items listed below and leave them in Fellowship Hall. Shower curtains, Silverware, Towels, Pots & Pans, Alarm Clocks, Mops & Brooms, Cleaning supplies, Dish Soap, Cooking utensils, Dinner plates, Bowls (mixing, serving, cereal), Blankets, Sheets  (twin or full size), Gift cards

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GIL (The Global Institute of Lansing) needs your vote!

GIL is an all-volunteer run organization that helps adult refugees in our community earn a high school diploma. So please help support our initiative at A Community Thrives! The ten entries with the highest number of votes in each of the three categories will be the Finalists and advance to judging. The judges will select the three winners in each category, and award one (1) $100,000 and two (2) $50,000 grants per category. Please click on the link below to vote for GIL. You can vote once a day until May 12th. Please share this with all your friends and family; and vote ...

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