“What shall I do with these hands of mine..” (with permission Dave Gunning, Canadian singer/songwriter)
The Mission Committee will keep the congregation updated on our mission work and to offer opportunities for anyone to pitch in and help those who are homeless, hungry or in need. The Mission Committee is seeking balance in providing hands-on or monetary assistance to local and non-local missions. We are a fired up, dynamic committee and hold meetings each month. We welcome new members anytime! Call the church office at 315-468-2509 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out our web site at www.robinsonmem.org. You can donate here: Robinson Donations
Programs for which we regularly provide financial support:
- Blessings in a Backpack – this program helps feed hungry kids from Delaware School on South Geddes Street. The cost to feed each student for weekends for the entire school year is $100, but any donation is gladly accepted.. You can help by donating, or by signing up to help pack the food we deliver to the school. It’s only a half hour per week at our partner church, Bellevue Heights Methodist Church. So far, Robinson has committed to support 30 children for three years, and the program continues to grow.
- Heifer Project – We will support this program this year through One Great Hour of Sharing and the Easter offering.
- Education – We continue to support education in Uganda through generous donations from the Elmwood congregation, the Robinson congregation and individuals who are not members of Robinson, but care deeply about learning for young folks. To date we have been providing funding for the education of a magistrate, a doctor, a nurse, a lawyer and many children at all grade levels.
- Isaiah’s Table – We will continue to collect non-perishable food items for the folks who participate in Isaiah’s Table. Items can be brought in anytime, not just Communion Sundays.
- Matthew 25 Farm in Tully. They grow and donate food to anyone who is in need, as well as several hunger programs in the area.
- A Tiny Home For Good. Andrew Lunetta, Executive Director and Founder, spoke to us on May 7th. A Tiny Home for Good, Inc. supports those facing homelessness by providing affordable, safe, and dignified homes and fostering strong community partnerships to ensure resident stability.
Special Offerings for 2017:
You can donate online here:Robinson Donations
- One Great Hour of Sharing – April – Heifer Project
- Pentecost – Vanderkamp physical plant improvements
- March Deacons’ Fund – Matthew 25 Farm in Tully
- May Deacons’ Fund – A Tiny Home For Good
- July Deacons’ Fund – Isaiah’s Table to support their efforts to feed the hungry.
- September Deacons’ Fund – refugee resettlement
- October Deacon’s Fund– Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Specifically for the recent hurricanes.
- November Deacons’ Fund – Uganda Christmas dinner for orphans and needy
- December Deacons’ Fund – Clear Path for Veterans a local program that provides programs and services to veterans.