The Commission for Stewardship and the Commission for Mission & Justice Ministries are inviting Massachusetts Conference churches to take part in 11 days of living faithfully by participating in Mission 1 - a shared effort to feed the hungry and confront food-related injustice - Nov. 1 - 11, 2011.
In 11 days, the United Church of Christ will collect more than 1 MILLION ITEMS OF HEALTHY FOOD and other household items for local food banks and outreach services.
In 11 days, the United Church of Christ will make an extra-special push to gather on-line contributions of more than 111,111 DOLLARS for Neighbors in Need, offerings that will be shared for hunger action purposes with agencies of justice and compassion throughout the United States.
New! On August 29, 2011, the UCC expanded the Mission:1 goal to include a church-wide appeal to raise more than $111,111 to aid famine-stricken Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Read more details here.
For 11 days in November, our UCC motto and Jesus' prayer "that they may all be 1" will become a focused, concerted mission emphasis across the whole United Church of Christ to educate ourselves and one another about food-related policy issues through sermons, seminars and conversations; to advocate on behalf of hungry people at home and around the world; to raise money for hunger-action purposes; and to share bread - and tuna, and peanut butter, and vegetables, and cereal - with our neighbors in need.
New! From MACUCC Resource Director Martha Cook - Download a list of related resources
Mission:1 Bulletin #1: An Overview (8-19-11)
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