Helping people locally is important to us, but if that’s as far as we go the church can become inward focused.
To help us remember that the church is larger than “just us” we sponsor a short term mission trip every other year. We also encourage people to sign up with other organizations doing the same thing, so every year there are people from here on the mission field somewhere. We believe that “God blesses the church that is involved in mission work.”
The best picture of a local church is of a missions outpost. We may serve in another country or in our backyard, but the ultimate goal of everything we do is the same: to help foster a relationship between people and Jesus Christ.
For the last several years our teens have spent a week during the summer on the mission field.   Once it was in Norfolk, VA helping a sister church, several times in NYC feeding the homeless and sharing the gospel. Serving others has become part of our culture, and we are thankful for it.
Please keep the following individuals in your prayers as they head to Rockport, Texas Nov 17-23 to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey:
Cherry McIntyre, Taylor Jez, Paul Williams, Anthony Ricciardi, Bob Carrington, Patty Carrington, Jim Wencil,
Kathy Ives, & Elaine Fahrenkamp
Boxes of Love Mission Trip in Buffalo, NY
Two Weekends in December (subject to change upon team makeup): December 12-15 & December 19-21
Cost for each weekend is $80 (a $30 deposit must be received by October 13th and the balance due by November 17th).
If you are interested, please contact Dean Ordiway.
Come alongside the Buffalo Dream Center to show the love of Christ in a tangible way of giving gifts and food to families & children. The mission consists of an array of things from packing groceries, wrapping presents, loading and unloading trucks for delivery sites, providing families with groceries, giving gifts to children, engaging in conversation, loving the unloved and most important, praying.