AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church asks for donations of items for CWS Kits. These kits are small packages of supplies assembled by volunteers and shipped to people in need around the world. Blackhawk Presbytery has challenged us to assemble over 35 School Kits and as many Emergency Clean-Up Buckets as possible. For more information go to http://www.cwsglobal.org/get-involved/kits/
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church volunteers join together annually to pack meals at FMAC. This is a great service opportunity and it is a lot of FUN! Minimum age for volunteering is 5 years old and there are sit-down jobs also available for volunteers. For more information go to: http://www.fmsc.org/
AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church has been very active in raising money specifically for Heifer International. Every year since 2009, the Church has raised and donated over $5,000, which is a Gift of an Ark. Much of the money raised comes from our Heifer Hay Day held each fall. The Church has received recognition from Heifer International for their involvement in raising money and awareness. This would not be possible without the ideas, support, and labor of love provided by everyone in this congregation.
Heifer International is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help end world hunger and poverty through self-reliance & sustainability. See www.heifer.org for details and gift ideas!
This is a formal partnership between the Presbyterian Church of North Central Kenya and Blackhawk Presbytery in northern Illinois, as recognized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The agreement provides support, training, and relationship for parishes, congregations, institutions, and pastors in the Imenti presbyteries. Blackhawk has provided annual training programs, exchange trips between the presbyteries, consultation, and capital funds for a Conference Training Center in Meru. A number of congregations in the presbytery are partners with congregations or institutions in Imenti presbyteries.
Yururu Parish (photo on left) is AuSable Grove’s partner. The Parish is located in Kenya’s central highlands south of Meru. Yururu is made up of five small churches that combined together have over 600 members. Rev. Jack Kimemia leads their Parish Session and maintains communication with our pastor so “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith” (Romans 1:12b). AuSable Grove has opened their scholarship program to their Yururu brothers and sisters.
Thanks to our caring and committed volunteer team, we’ll be able to continue helping those in need. We’ll preassemble a shopping cart for each neighbor — a selection of items from each food area in the pantry.
Hesed House’s mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Hesed House is a national model for ending homelessness – one person, one family at a time. www.hesedhouse.org
Chris founded the non-profit arm of INK 180 in October of 2011 to offer the opportunity for a real second chance to the least of these, the invisible, the forgotten, the discarded. Chris provides his time, supplies and artwork, entirely free of charge to former gang members trying to get their lives back on track as well as the victims of Human Trafficking. INK 180 is entirely funded by donations, no charge is ever asked of the people receiving Chris’ ministry. www.ink180.com
Nan Ament Miller grew up in our local rural community. She now lives in Chicago and serves women in poverty, nurturing their spiritual growth. Nan is also on the shepherding team with The Navigators serving those missionaries who minister among the poor in large cities around the country. She also serves as a mentor to young professional women in Chicago who are preparing for ministry. Nan’s ministry is supported entirely by donations. Contact Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to her monthly newsletter and for more information about support.
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity is trying to purchase a piece of property located in Yorkville to build 116 affordable homes for the veteran community, called Operation Home America. We need the help of our community to be able to purchase the property which cost 1.2 million. Please watch the video below to find out more information about the project which will be the first of its kind to be built in America by Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to make a donation, please text HOMES to 243-725 or call Jeffrey Barrett if you wish to do something on a bigger scale.
Thank you mission committee for such a great event.
All proceeds will be going to the various mission projects we support here at Au Sable Grove.