Mission of the Month—February
90% will support Benzie Area Christian Neighbors
10% will go to the Ferris State University Wesley House Campus Ministry
In 1983, the Benzie County worship communities joined together to serve neighbors struggling with critical human needs. Since those humble beginnings, Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) has transformed from a charity providing basic needs to a community nurturing the spirit of those they serve. The philosophy serving with dignity and respect has become a trademark for BACN, and its belief that all neighbors have gifts to give and needs to be met is the premise in which the organization operates today. BACN is a tax exempt 501c(3) nonprofit human services organization providing services for people of all ages throughout the Benzie/northern Manistee County area.
Wesley House is 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 rele-vant to college students and based on the Bible. They are open to believers and non-believers alike. Annually, they take a mission trip as well.
2017 Mission Receipts
Valerie Mossman-Celestin/HAPI: $237.05
Benzie Area Christian Neighbors: $310.54
Love INC: $529.84
Camp Scholarships: $365.75
Spirit Journey: $272.35
FSU Wesley House Campus Ministry: $1,180.62
Community Spirit Food Source Backpack Program: $515.79
Blessings in a Backpack: $1,381.00
Benzie Senior Resources: $571.09
UMCOR Sager Brown Depot: $217.12
PAPAS Ministries: $217.13
Habitat for Humanity: $389.70
St. Phillip's Episcopal Church Christmas Store: $720.00
God's Country Cooperative Parish: $513.00
Church World Service Blanket Sunday: $257.00
Human Relations Day: $120.00
UMCOR Sunday: $379.00
UMCOR—US Disaster Response: $2,197.00
Native American Ministries Sunday: $72.00
Bishops Appeal—Safe Harbor of T.C.: $116.00
Bishops Appeal—Haiti/Liberia: $116.00
Peace With Justice Sunday: $50.00
World Communion Sunday: $71.00
FUMC's Good Samaritan Fund Sundays: $2,224.00
Grand Total: $13,022.98
CWS—Blanket the world with love on Blankets + Sunday, February 11!!
For many people in the U.S. and around the world, strug-gling against the bitter cold is a daily challenge.
Homeless persons in the U.S. seek shelter and warmth all winter. Around the world, disasters force people from their warm homes, sending them to shelters and refugee camps. Church World Service (CWS) is there. The CWS Blankets+ program provides warmth, hope, and care during cold and trying times. A gift of just $10 provides a sturdy, comforting blanket to children, men and women who are struggling against the cold.
Buy Dinner for BACN
Enjoy a dinner on February 6 at Dinghy's Restaurant and Bar, Frankfort, OR the Platte River Inn, Honor, and a portion of the evening's proceeds will support the programs of Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
Thank for your generosity!
Fred Fay (Adopt-A-Hwy), Nonie Rasmussen (Giving Tree Program), Amy Jones (Benzie Senior Resources), Dan Hook (Habitat for Humanity), and Bob Boehm (BACN).