Mission Ministry (2019-2020)
Purpose: Our Mission Ministry is dedicated to serving God, putting our faith into action, spreading the Gospel with generosity and compassion, and helping those persons with physical, spiritual, emotional, and hunger issues.
Objective: To develop hearts for Mission at FPC Conroe.
Our Mission Ministry remained successfully active in 2019. Some of our efforts:
- One Great Hour of Sharing - This Easter special offering supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and their worldwide responders, as well as supporting the Presbyterian Hunger Programs nationally. Our efforts added $1,700 to this nationwide PCUSA campaign.
- Mission Sunday – In 2019, our focus for this Special Offering was to provide financial support to our Salvation Army Soup Kitchen volunteers. We were more than successful…raising over $7,500.
- Presbytery Grant - We applied for and won a Social Justice grant for $2,000. to support our work with Freedom Place… providing shelter, hope, and life skills training to victims of human trafficking.
- FPC Homeless Project – We successfully maintained our goal by providing 8,000 meals this year to the local homeless population: Family Promise lodging, training, and meals, Salvation Army lunches, Conroe House of Prayer breakfasts, and Freedom Place refuge and training.
- Christmas Joy Offering - On behalf of retired Presbyterian Church workers in need because of natural disasters or illness, and on behalf of students in need while attending Presbyterian schools, we made special efforts to publicize this Christmas Eve tradition, resulting in our being able to donate $2,341. for PCUSA to use for these causes.
- Special Contributions - We are blessed to be supported by our congregation in ways not shown above. For these “ extra” contributions, we are indebted to the work of our Youth, our Mission Sewing Group, the Seafarer’s Ministry Team at Christmas, and those individuals, Small Groups, Women’s Organizations, and Sunday School Classes who provide funds, food, and hours of volunteering to the unfortunate homeless and displaced.
Our specific goal for 2020: In addition to striving to attain the objectives and purposes stated at the top of this page, we specifically wish to dedicate 2020 to finding more volunteers in our congregation willing to dedicate their time to hands-on volunteering with our local citizens in need of food and shelter.
2019 MISSION PARTNERS
- Benevolent Missions International – We provide volunteers to this local agency that supplies eye surgery, medications, eye exams, and glasses to the underserved in Fiji and Belize. (For more information, contact Tom and Susan Young, Chuck and Janet Pohla, Glenn and Anne Elms, or Pat Vorhees.)
- Conroe House of Prayer – We provide financial assistance to our volunteers to purchase, prepare, and serve breakfast at this local outreach to the homeless. (For more information, contact Team Captains Henry and Betty Blott, Ron and Margie Bailey, Bobby and Patricia Ezell, Gordon and Susan Juhl, Jerry and Ine Webb, or Tom and Susan Young).
- Family Promise of Montgomery County – We supply volunteers to organize our church building for 4 annual visits where we provide shelter, meals, transportation, training, and compassionate assistance to homeless families with children. (For more information, contact Jean and Danny Ball, or Donna and John Fisher.)
- Freedom Place – We provide funds, Mission Sewing Group Love Bags, and volunteer hours to this effort to find, retrieve, and restore victims of human and sex trafficking in the Houston area. (For more information, contact Sally DeStefano.)
- Salvation Army Soup Kitchen – We supply financial assistance to our volunteers to purchase, prepare, and serve lunch for the Salvation Army’s outreach to the homeless. (For more information, contact Team Captains Roy and Liz Kessler, Bobby and Patricia Ezell, Ron and Karen Hethershaw, Larry and Cindy Bailey, or Dana and David Corbit.
- Salvation Army Bell Ringers – We supply volunteers to man a Salvation Army collection stand during the Christmas Season. (For more information, contact Donna and John Fisher)
- The Seafarer’s Shoe Box Ministry – Our Presbyterian Women organization sponsors the collection of funds for goods to be packed in shoe boxes and delivered to merchant seamen docking at the Port of Houston during November and December (For more information., contact Susan Buckley)
- Mission Sewing Group - see separate report (click here) for complete representation. (For more information, contact Joan Lowery.)