Outreach and Mission Activities at Edgewood

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICES

Edgewood participates in many of the outreach programs organized through the ecumenical Christian Services office, such as collecting personal needs items, backpacks, school supplies, and children's clothing.

 

UCC "FIVE FOR FIVE" OFFERINGS

Edgewood donates generously to all five annual UCC Special Offerings: Neighbors in Need (Octrober); The Christmas Fund (December; One Great Hour of Sharing (March); Strengthen the Church (May); Our Church's Wider Mission (Year-round). 

 

FARMER'S MARKET

This is one of the most interesting and colorful of Edgewood's projects. From June to  October members bring in extra produce or plants from their gardens throughout the spring, summer and fall. Other members buy the plants and  produce after worship and the money is donated to recipients in the Lansing area and in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

LOAVES AND FISHES

Edgewood members prepare and deliver evening meals to this Lansing-area shelter twice a month.

 

HEIFER PROJECTS AND UNICEF

During the Advent season Edgewood sells Heifer and Unicef gifts as alternatives to regular Christmas shopping and as a way to give a gift twice -- once to the recipient and once to those in need.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Edgewood supports Habitat financially and organizes work crews for the Interfaith Home Builds.

 

GREATER LANSING NETWORK AGAINST WAR AND INJUSTICE (GLNAWI)

Edgewood is a partner organization with GLNAWI, which works on peace efforts, education, and social justice issues.

 

MONTHLY AWARENESS ACTIVITIES

Each month there are opportunities for service, awareness, or advocacy activities. These include:
September: AIDS Walk

October: CROP Walk

November: Bread for the World; Thanksgiving Baskets

December: Heifer Project; Mitten Tree

January: Racial Justice Event, MLK Day, third Monday of January

February: Canned Food Drive

March: Fast for Hunger

April: Soup & Bread Lunch

May: Blanket Donations

June: Michigan Pride March & Rally

 

Organizations Funded by Edgewood United Church, UCC, 2016

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