Missions of the Month—October
90% will support Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County
10% will support the programs of the Ferris State University Wesley House Campus Ministry
Habitat for Humanity is a global, nonprofit housing organization working in nearly 1,400 communities, including Benzie County, across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat's vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward its vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home.
Wesley House is an open-armed and open-minded United Methodist Campus Ministry. Its mission is to create a safe and comfortable environment for Ferris State University Students to socialize and discuss everyday student life and the mission of the Christian Church. Wesley House meets weekly and begins its meetings with a free, home-cooked meal followed by an optional discussion about issues relevant to college students and based on the Bible. They are open to believers and non-believers alike. Annually, they take a mission trip.
Recent Mission Receipts
Benzie Senior Resources: $283.09
Blessings in a Backpack: $258.10
World Communion Sunday-Special giving opportunity, October 7
Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
Church World Service Kits/Blankets sent its impact report for January through June 2018—75,157 total kits and blankets distributed globally—WOW! Great job!
The CWS Kit and Blanket Programs are two of the many ways CWS shares in a hope-filled tomorrow. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of children and families the world over. Here are some of the places CWS has provided kits and blankets through your support of this program. Haiti—30 blankets Syria—9,960 school kits and 9,990 hygiene kits Lebanon—1,500 blankets, 19,980 school kits, and 5,040 hygiene kits Georgia (former Soviet republic)—4,800 school kits United States of America—19,201 blankets, 1,776 cleanup buckets, 420 school kits, 965 hygiene kits, and 315 baby care kits
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors will hold its annual fall food drive October 3 through October 6. Volunteers from the Frankfort UMC will cover the shifts at Family Fare on October 6. Contact Bob Boehm, 352-7062, if you have questions or would like to volunteer.
Enjoy a delicious dinner on October 2 at the Mayfair Tavern, Elberta, OR Geno's Sports Bar & Grill, Thompsonville, and a portion of the evening's proceeds will support the programs of Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
Thanks for your generosity!
Carole Lee, Outreach Coordinator