National

National

Back Bay Mission:  The mission began in 1922 by a local evangelical church in Biloxi, Mississippi responding to the basic needs of poor shrimper’s families who were living in deplorable conditions along the bay. Through the years the mission continued to expand its ministry and services to the poverty stricken and those on the edge. This area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the BP gulf oil spill. These families depend on fishing for their livelihood. The mission responds to the needs in its traditional caring manner with food and clothing distribution, financial aid, counseling and loving concern and service. www.thebackbaymisson.org

We want you to receive the spiritual benefit when you personally go help the physically poor in the world.

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM):  OCWM is the outreach vehicle of the United Church of Christ. Approximately 35% of the monies given by the churches in the Massachusetts Conference are used by the conference for the projects and needs within our state. The remaining 65% is spent on national and international mission needs as determined by our National Board of Homeland Missions and World Missions. Church World Service (the mainline church service organization) uses some of the worldwide funds at times of natural disasters or emergencies. Other mission monies support cooperative mission schools and the outreach works of our denominational missionaries.www.uccresources.com/…/

 

Maine Seacoast Mission:  This non-denominational organization whose aim is to           service individuals, families and communities along the 2,400 miles of coastline from mid to Down East Maine has been in existence since 1905. It provides critical services and tries to “readdress the root causes of those needs”. The programs and services are many and varied. They include church and pastoral work, financial and medical assistance, food banks, crisis intervention, educational resources, etc. People of all ages and walks of life are served – from children who need tutoring and correctional facilities, to nursing homes and shut-ins. A program was launched in 2001 for medical care via telemedicine services aboard the mission vessel Sunbeam. The ship was outfitted with equipment that allows patients to “see” their doctors  using a video camera and specialized medical tools. www.seacoastmisson.org

Morgan-Scott Project:  Located in the Tennessee Appalachian section of our country, the people of Morgan-Scott (a mission of the Congregational Christian Conference) serve and minister to families in need of economic, social and spiritual resources. This project, though not large, is vital to the needy families of this depressed area.    www.morganscottproject.org

 

 

 

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