Missions

Northminster has a rich history of leading missions

There is a long list of definitions for "mission." Most describe it as a group or committee that teaches religion or converts people in foreign countries. Some meanings refer to diplomats, and others remind us of political intrigue and the work of James Bond. But way down at the bottom, just before the definition of "mission furniture," is the one that may be the best of all: those sent.

The Northminster congregation is often sent to support, financially and with our time, well-known local organizations (Gleaners Food Bank, Damien Center) as well as global projects (Heifer Project International, Interfaith Hunger Initiative). Our mission involvement is also generated through the Whitewater Presbytery and their outreach programs like the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Montreat Conference Center. Our missions have, whenever possible, involved multiple generations. The end result has been the growth of participants' faith and friendships, and their awareness of God's call to care for and love one another.

A few years ago, Northminster sponsored a family that had been living in a refugee camp in Eritrea, a small, troubled country in the far northeastern part of Africa. Our involvement began with warm coats, an apartment, and furniture and grew with English language lessons, school enrollments, and job applications. Today the children are teammates on soccer fields, members of the choir and Northminster youth groups, and participants in mission projects themselves.

The Book of Hebrews (13:1-2) reminds us: "Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that, some have entertained angels without knowing it."

Check out Mission Descriptions to learn about all of our projects. In Mission News you'll find what's going on now and coming up next. Look it over.

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