WHAT ARE MISSION PROJECTS?

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share,

1 Timothy 6:18

Parents can help teach values of care and compassion by involving the whole family in outreach and mission projects. One way parents can teach stewardship is to ensure that their child brings his/her offering envelop to church each Sunday. The student offering is placed in a separate account from the church. The offering is used exclusively for church school mission projects. Another way is to participate in our Mission Awareness activities in Palmer Hall on Family Sunday. The following mission projects will be highlighted:

CHRISTMAS STOCKING PROJECT
Offerings collected from Sept. to Nov. will be used to purchase items for children’s

Christmas stockings.  The stockings are assembled on the Sunday after Thanksgiving by the children and donated to children through Covenant to Care.

FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
In October, the church school will be collecting canned food for the Simsbury Food Pantry.

TOILETRY KITS FOR THE SOUTH PARK INN
In December and January, the students’ offering will go to purchase items for toiletry kits for South Park Inn.  The students will be assembling the kits on February 17th.

EASTER BASKETS FOR GIFTS OF LOVE
In March, the student offering will go to purchase items for Easter Baskets for children in need. The students will be assembling the Easter Baskets in March.

EDUCATION SUPPLY BOXES
As we head into the end of the school year, many inner city school teachers run out of classroom supplies.  So in April we will assemble education supply boxes for teachers in New Britain.

VBS MISSION PROJECT
In May and June, the student offering will go toward the Vacation Bible School Mission project.