Congregational UCC recognized as a “5 for 5 Church” at SD UCC State Conference

The Congregational United Church of Christ of Mitchell, was recognized for being one of the SD UCC churches to have reached the “5 for 5 Church” donations.   “5 for 5 Church” have made donations to the following 5 areas:

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) – Changing lives: In ways large and small, Our Church’s Wider Mission provides the support and resources needed for UCC ministries.

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) – Giving Help, Hope and Life
Supports partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters. These ministries are the responsibility of Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources. Received annually on the fourth Sunday in Lent.

Strengthen the Church – Faithfully Building the Body of Christ
Supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries. Received annually on Pentecost Sunday.  A portion helps to support scholarships and new church starts in SD.

Neighbors in Need – Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream
Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries. Received annually on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October.

Christmas Fund – Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church
Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards. Received annually during Christmas Eve Service.

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Food Pantry Mission Moment

This quarter the mission moment will be filling our shopping cart with food – mainly cereal, peanut butter and tuna for the food pantry.  In addition for filling our shopping cart the congregational member’s will donate an additional $250.00 for items for the Food Pantry.  Donations are welcome.

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Global Mission Moment

Loose change offering have been gathered over the first quarter and the church will be matching the $313.63 given by church members for the Global Mission project.

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Thank you to all

We thank Clarence, Kevin and Terry for their wonderful musical talent in performing the various concerts.

Thank you to Clarence for sharing his many musical talents of instruments during the  “Christmas in July” concert – with the money going to the local snack pack program.  Thank you to Pastor Sue for sharing her wonderful voice and Joan sharing in the readings.

Thank you to Terry and Kevin for providing their musical talents of the gospels and personal renditions for the Food Pantry fundraiser concert.

Thanks to the community and church members for their generous donations and preparing the food.

See some pictures from the 2 concerts below.

Clarence playing the harp

Clarence with the spirit flowing through him in the music he plays

Clarence playing the bass flute

Clarence making the organ sing

Pastor Sue sharing her wonderful voice during a solo.

Joan reading a scripture

Terry sharing the spirit through the gospels.

Captain Pipe Organ Kevin – dancing with the organ with both his hands and feet.

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Mitchell Food Pantry concert and dinner Sunday Oct 5th @ 3:00 pm

We will have a fund raising concert and dinner
Sunday Oct 5th @ 3:00 pm
Performing artists will be Terry & Kevin.
All proceeds will go to benefit the Mitchell Food Pantry

All are welcome to join us

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