Missions and Community Outreach

Smyrna and its members support projects nearby and around the world


Women's Fellowship Community Luncheons

Women’s Fellowship serves a meal  to the community on the second and fourth Thursdays, September through May at Smyrna Friendship Hall.  – All are welcome! 


Women's Fellowship serves a Thanksgiving luncheon the second Thursday in November.   A special Christmas Luncheon is served on the second Thursday of December.  All are welcome! 

Children for Change

Kids collect spare change during worship for a worthy project.  Money has been raised for various projects.

 

Children for Change
During April and May, 2019, we collected funds for UNICEF for the Plumpy’Nut feeding program, which provides ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for severely malnourished children around the world. Thank you to the Mission and Outreach Committee for their leadership on this project. 

 

June and July, 2019  contributions will go to help families around the world obtain seeds which will grow to provide foodf or people who are hungry.

Local Food Banks

We regularly collect needed food items, diapers, other paper products to supply the local food banks.

KIVA

Smyrna has a Kiva team of over 30 people which loans small amounts of money to small projects for individuals and groups in developing countries.   One is able to select a person or group and make a small loan ($25 or more) to help them reach their goal.  When it is paid back, you can relend it to someone else.

National UCC Offerings
   


        We support the National UCC Offerings.  These are listed below where you can follow the link and donate.
   

Alcoholics Anonymous, Alanon and Overeaters Anonymous

Several Twelve-step programs use our facilities on a weekly basis.


AA and Alanon meets at 7:00 PM on Mondays.


OA meets at 7:00 PM on Mondays

Undie Sunday

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Purple Hat Project


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Walking to Jerusalem

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WE Care International

Smyrna UCC is collected change for the WE Care Project in Kenya, which helps to provide Water and Educational Opportunities (WE) for youth and families, in an area where the average wage earned is around $2 per day. Thank you!

More information, go to https://www.waterandeducationcare.org/. Jon Steiner, the founder of this organization, came to speak at Smyrna.

Quilts for Empowerment


        Dr. mary Ann McCammon presentation on Quilts for Empowerment.

 

This organization was presented to us during one of our Lenten Soup programs. They provide fistula surgery for ladies in west Kenya who require it. They then teach them to make quilted products to sell to support themselves after their surgery as most of their families have abandoned them.


We have placed a lovely black and white musical themed box on the table in the Foyer to collect embroidery floss which will be mailed to these ladies to work with.
   

Hat and Mitten Tree


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