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Extra Step Missions

St Paul’s Mission Outreach & Extra Steps

Seeking to Know, Grow In, and Show the Ways of Jesus

Acts 1:8 “...and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

January Extra Step - God Cares

God Cares Ministry is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization. Incorporated in 2010, it is staffed entirely by volunteers from the Warrenton area. Its mission is to assist homeless veterans, as well as non-veterans, in finding employment. Temporary shelter, food and clothes are provided to those in need. According to God Cares Ministry President, Kia Phillips, "We help others to help themselves." Services are provided free to the needy in Warren, Lincoln and Montgomery counties. Cash donations are especially needed and can be sent to: PO Box 309, Warrenton, MO 63383. For more information, contact Kia Phillips at 636-697-7620 or send an email to niakia.phillips@ded.mo.gov.

Visit them on the web: www.godcaresministry.com/

February Extra Step - One Great Hour of Sharing

A mission offering carrying God's message of love & hope to people in more than 80 countries, working with international partners to provide clean water, food, education, health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, & advocacy and resettlement for refugees & displaced persons

OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness & response as well as development initiatives, including support for 6 missionaries working in health care, education & agricultural development.

Visit them on the web: http://onegreathourofsharing.org)

March Extra Step - Shannondale Community Center

Shannondale Community Center is a Mission serving the spiritual, educational, and economic needs of Shannon County (one of the poorest counties in the state of Missouri). Shannondale also encompasses the Bucher Memorial Tree Farm, the oldest continuing tree farm in the state of Missouri. The tree farm illustrates a continuing commitment to God’s land and its resources. Shannondale provides varied lodging arrangements for families and groups on service projects, work camps or retreats.

Visit them on the web: www.missourimidsouth.org#!shannondale

April Extra Step - Turning Point Mission

Turning Point was founded to provide shelter and services for victims of domestic violence. Recently adding

sexual assault victims, Turning Point believes in the right of all people to live free from violence. Turning

Point seeks to reduce the incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault and the devastating effect it has

on the lives of the victim and her children. Turning Point strives to provide a safe haven and services for

victims and educate the general public.

Turning Point shelters 75 women and 100 children annually, providing them with over 280 bed nights. Services

are not limited to residents of the shelter, or women. Ninety-nine additional families were assisted with legal

issues, case management and referrals in 2007. Part of the shelter staff's salary is paid by a Department of

Public Safety Grant. Turning Point has four full-time and five part-time employees. An on-site Licensed

Counselor's services were added in 1999.

An annex building, funded by a Community Development Block Grant was completed in 2002. It enables

Turning Point to provide a location for victims to meet with attorneys, counselors, clergy, law enforcement

and Family Services. The confidentiality of the victim is much easier to maintain.

An 800 number is maintained 24 hours a day/7 days a week for victims’ convenience and safety. This number

does not appear on their telephone bill.

May Extra Step - Strengthen the Church (UCC)

A special mission offering to reimagine and build the future of the UCC. Shared at the conference and national levels, STC largely supports youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.

June Extra Step - Camp Fund (Shannondale and MO Val)

These camps provide and insure a safe and enjoyable stay for all campers in their ministry. All monies donated this month will go toward supporting these camps.

July Extra Step - Eden Seminary

Eden Theological Seminary is a graduate school preparing women and men for ordained Christian ministry. One of the six seminaries of the United Church of Christ, Eden is a community that seeks God’s justice and peace in the world. Eden is welcoming, inclusive, and ecumenically diverse.

August Extra Step - Neighborhood Houses

Neighborhood Houses was born as a settlement house in 1913, and over the years, has offered a wide variety of programs and services to children and families in need. Today they focus on three core services, all designed to strengthen children and families, helping them to reach their own magnificent potential.

September Extra Step - Neighbors In Need

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the U.S. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants. Neighbors in Need grants are awarded to churches and organizations doing justice work in their communities. These grants fund projects whose work ranges from direct service to community organizing and advocacy to address systemic injustice. Funding is provided through donations to the Neighbors in Need offering.

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