Mission Ministries

 

 

People’s City Mission

Vine Members serve meals at the People’s City Mission on the second Thursday of each month. If you have not discovered how rewarding this work can be, please consider becoming a volunteer.

 

“Branching” Out

Branching Out with God’s Love is a monthly mission focusing to support needs in the Lincoln community.  Examples of missions have been:

  • City Mission Help Center

       - "Sock It To Homelessness" (sock donation)

       - "One Day Without Shoes" (shoe donation)

       - Donation of bath towels and personal hygiene products

       - Donation of winter coats

  • Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • Mitten Tree - collecting mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves for a variety of agencies in Lincoln

  • Donating towels, rugs, and blankets to the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center

  • Eastridge Food Pantry (ongoing donations of non-perishable food items)

 

Peace and Justice

Meets once a quarter to share information, education, and events that witness to issues of equality for all, environmental concerns, and justice issues in our city, state and world.

 

5-for-5

Being 5 for 5 means that Vine is a leader, providing support to UCC’s Wider Mission and the Special Mission Offerings. These include:

  1. OCWM Basic Support – provides funding for conferences and the national ministries of the UCC.

  2. One Great Hour of Sharing – channels resources for international programs in health, education development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and domestic disaster response.

  3. Strengthen the Church – reimagines and builds the future of the UCC.

  4. Neighbors in Need – supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the U.S.

  5. The Christmas Fund – helps provide pension and health premium supplementation to low-income retired church workers and emergency assistance to clergy families in need.