Missions and Social Concerns


“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?  And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee?  And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’”

                      Matthew 25: 37 – 40

 

Missions and Social Concerns Committee
Responsibilities:

    ·To be advocates for the mission of God through the church to the world.

    ·To make the committee itself knowledgeable on the many services and mission projects taking place locally, nationally and internationally.

    ·To personalize missions by informing and educating the congregation on activities, needs and opportunities to serve others.

    ·To select local, national and international projects for active participation by church members.

    ·To establish a yearly mission calendar for the church.

    ·To formulate a yearly mission budget and a challenge goal for mission giving that promote financial support of mission programs.

    ·To facilitate relationships with local community organizations, such as The Foodbank, and coordinate the Shiloh Church – Valerie Elementary School Partnership.  To educate the congregation on issues of current social concern.

    ·To further Shiloh’s tradition of reaching out to help neighbors in the community, nation and world. 

Financial Support

 Shiloh Church supports financially a variety of denominational, local, national, and international projects and organizations.  These include:

 LOCAL

Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence

Crop Walk for Hunger

Day of Caring Pancake Brunch

Easter Seals Adult Day Care

Golf Outings to support needy families at Christmas

Hospice of Dayton

House of Bread

Rebuilding Together Dayton

Samaritan Homeless Clinic

St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelters

The Foodbank

Valerie Elementary School

YWCA Shelter Service

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

Adult Mission Trip

Appalachian Service Project

Church World Service

Doctors Without Borders

Heifer International

One Great Hour of Sharing

Trigo Y Miel Feeding Program, Mexico

DENOMINATIONAL

Funds that support missionaries, colleges and seminaries, church camp, new church starts, congregational planning, and varied mission effort in the U.S. and around the world.


2018 Missions Calendar  Living the Word

January 27 (Saturday) House of Bread Work Day 


February 4 “Souper Bowl” Sunday Food Collection

 

February 25 Day of Caring Pancake Brunch

 

March 4 – April 1 Rebuilding Together Dayton Volunteer Recruitment and Offering

 

March 24 (Saturday) House of Bread Work Day

 

April 8 – May 6 Collection for St. Vincent de Paul

 

April 14 Rebuilding Together Dayton Prep Day

 

April 28 Rebuilding Together Dayton  Work Day

 

April 29 Volunteer Sunday

 

May 19 (Saturday) House of Bread Work Day

 

May 20 Speaker on Social Issue TBD

 

June 3 – 17 Tools of Hope/Blanket Sunday

 

June 9 – 16 Adult Mission Trip

 

June 22 (Friday) House of Bread Work Day

 

July - August School supply collection for Valerie Elementary School


August 12 Valerie Elementary School Volunteer Recruitment

 

August 17 (Friday) House of Bread Work Day

 

August 18 Charity Golf Outing

 

September 2 One Great Hour of Sharing

 

September 30 – October 31 Pumpkin Patch

 

October 7 CROP Walk

 

October 11 – 14 Appalachia Service Project Trip

 

October 21 – November 18 Thanksgiving Food Collection

 

October 27 (Saturday) House of Bread Work Day

 

November 22 Thanksgiving Offering for St. Vincent de Paul

 

November 25 – December 24 Heifer International Living Gift Market

 

November 25 – December 24 Advent Tree Donations

 

School year tutoring and assistance with special projects at Valerie Elementary

 

Year-round collection of non-perishable food items for Agape Food Pantry and Box Tops for Education for Valerie Elementary School

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