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St. Peter's United Church of Christ - Mission Activities

Our congregation is small, but the CHARITY freely given for a variety of purposes is dedicated with passion as a Christian duty. Members willingly dedicate thier time, money, and creativity to uplift and support those in need.

We have a strong mission presence in our congregation, participating in Friends of the Night People serving dinners, working to raise funds for Plymouth Crossroads, gathering food for needy families in our area, participating in gathering presents with a Giving Tree at Christmas, and gathering food the first Sunday of the month for our Food Pantry.

 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP AT ST. PETER'S:

FOOD DONATIONS:  The Mission Committee has a food pantry that helps address emergency food insecurity issues in our church or community. Donations of non-perishable food items are always appreciated and can be placed in the barrel in the glass vestibule during church office hours. There are special donations several times throughout the year when perishable food items are accepted as the committee supplies holiday dinners to deserving families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Contact St. Peter's if you would like to donate or are in need of food.

CLOTHING DONATIONS:  The Clothing Shed in the front parking lot of the church collects and redistributes gently-used clothing to organizations and people all over the world, and it continues to receive a great deal of donations every week. We use the funds raised to support Phebian Abdulai's work in Sierra Leone. Clothing should be put in plastic bags, tied securely and deposited in the clothing shed. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please DO NOT put any household items, pillows, electronics, toys or books in the shed.



WAYS YOU CAN HELP IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY:

PLYMOUTH CROSSROADS RESIDENCE IS OPEN: 

Plymouth Crossroads is a not-for-profit organization which welcomes disconnected, abused and homeless youth males ages 16-20. We provide caring staff that help youth develop their own plan for an independent path to their future. Our transitional program offers support for education, job training & placement and life skills support at no cost to youth.

The mission of Plymouth Crossroads is to provide supports to empower abused, runaway and homeless youth, ages 16-20.  We work in conjunction with our youth to develop independent, healthy paths to their future by offering them the tools they need to be self-supportive and avoid long-term dependency on social services. As a voluntary program, services are aimed at preventing recidivism, while promoting a more stable and productive lifestyle, with the goal for every youth to transform themselves into a contributing and productive member of society. To donate, contact 716-393-3906.

JERICHO ROAD MINISTRIES (www.jrm-buffalo.org):  Provides medical, educational and resettlement support to refugees from around the world.  Volunteer help or monetary donations are always appreciated.  Jericho Road Ministries, 184 Barton St., Buffalo NY  14213 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP IN OUR GREATER WORLD COMMUNITY

NY/HELP:  Support the work of this organization in the poorest mountain towns of Honduras.  Mission trips travel there twice a year.  You can join a trip or provide financial support. For information, contact Ginger Comstock [gkcomstock@gmail.com], David Makepeace [dmake8@yahoo.com], or Judy Toner [jactoner45@twcny.rr.com]. Donations gratefully accepted at: NY/HELP, c/o Arcade UCC, PO Box 95, Arcade NY 14009. Make checks payable to NY/HELP.

 

SIERRA LEONE / JERICHO ROAD GLOBAL OUTREACH:  Phebian Abdulai continues her medical mission at the Adama Martha Memorial Community Health Center in Sierra Leone. Thank you for supporting this life-transforming work by donating money through the bi-monthly envelopes and gently-used clothing to the clothing shed. Learn more at https://www.jrchc.org and visit the global work tab.

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL (www.heifer.org):  This organization provides animals, education and support to people in need around the world.  Visit their web site to learn more or find ways you can help.  Coming soon:  "The Most Important Gift Catalog" in the world.  Filled with unique and meaningful gifts that are available only from Heifer International, this catalog has something for everyone.  Heifer gifts are the perfect way to show your friends, family and co-workers just how much you care.  There are also local representatives willing to speak to community groups about the work of Heifer. 

 

 

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