Two ministries will benefit from our August Mission of the Month: Churches United of the Quad Cities Area and Christian Care. In the past, our church has supported each ministry with an annual gift of $500 and that will be our goal for August.
Churches United of the Quad Cities Area is an ecumenical ministry sponsoring a number of food pantries as well as Winnie’s Place which provides shelter for women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse. It is a cooperative association of over 136 churches representing over twenty Christian Faith traditions in the greater Quad Cities area. You may visit them at www.cuqca.org.
Christian Care’s services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through its two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—Christian Care provides safe shelter, food, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. They serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison and the mentally ill, all with the goal of offering to each the opportunity to start a new, more productive life. You may visit Christian Care at www.christiancareqc.org.
Please remember that your mission giving should be above your regular support of Orion UMC.