Heifer International has been helping people for almost 70 years to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. Heifer families get sustainable income from animals and education. Animals can help feed their family and give them products to sell at the market. A core part of the Heifer program is passing on the gift. Families share their training and gift the first female offspring of their animal to another family in need. The goal of Heifer International is to make all families self-reliant.
Founded in 1988, the purpose of The Sharing Foundation is to help meet the physical, emotional, educational and medical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Their goal is to help prevent some of the problems associated with poverty by developing, in consulation with community leaders, programs to improve the health and welfare of these children and their families. They serve over 1500 Cambodia children every day in fifteen educational, social and medical programs that are overseen by Cambodian employees.
Families in Transition (FIT) is a non-profit organization located in Manchester and Concord, NH. FIT helps homeless individuals and families in the greather Manchester area and throught hte state. They have 16 facilities in Manchester, Concord and Dover. FIT is committed to helping the homeless reach beyond the cycle of homelessness in order to lead healthy and productive lives.
Global Missions is a partnership between the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ Denominations. Together they engage in ministry in more than 90 countries. Global Missions engages in ministry in new ways which are not about conversion but focus on living out ministry as partners with local people, working on projects which share a vision of justice, peace and integrity of creation.
We are a church with a heart which seeks to know God
through Jesus Christ and live according to our beliefs.
Good Samaritan Mission Council works to improve the lives of those living in abject slavery or indentured servitude in the Domincan Republic by bringing them health care and education. Good Samaritan Missions Council began by building a church in 1983 and has since built a hospital, more churches and schools. They have also provided water filters, food, medical clinics, family planning, school uniforms and university scholarships.
Since 1913 Cornerstone VNA has provided quality home health care to the residents of Strafford, Northern Rockingham, Southern Carroll and Belknap Counties. They have recently expanded to communities in York County, ME. The mission of Cornerstone VNA is to provide high-quality, compassionate, cost effective home, hospice and community health care servies.
We have a very active missions committee and as a church we extend our support to many different organizations, locally, nationally and globally. Here you can get an idea of some of the ways we act on our faith and how our faith shows up in real ways in the world.
Our Missions Committee consists of Priscilla Merrill, Amy Lindsay, Grace Levergood, Betty Smith, Margie Nickerson and YOU! This is our work as a congregation so please feel free to bring ideas and suggestions to us at any time. We couldn't do what we do without help from each one of you.
We are very active close to home as well.
The Red Bird Mission, a long established, stable Christian based agency, feeds the poor in the remote areas of Appalachia. For example, $70 a month will feed an isolated elderly person for one month, but the mission is so much more. Children are educated in Christian schools, the uninsured are assisted with medical costs and visits to the Bird Dental Clinic. A community health nurse visits shut-ins and expectant mothers receive counselling and training. There is a Christian pre-school and high quality hand made crafts which provide income to artisans in this economically challenged area.
Christian Medical Missions goal is to provide medical, dental and eye care to the people of the Domincan Republic, as well as people in other parts of the world. They work with villagers who have no access to medical services. They provide medication, dental care, vision tests and eye glasses among other things, at no charge, to improve the lives of the people. Christian Medical Missions has recently opened a school in San Jose Adentro, a small community near Santiago in the Domincan Republic. This school will teach the young people English, as well as a number of important skills.