John 21: 17: Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?"
He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."
MIPC's Mission Committee is a very active committee! We plan events to fundraise for our chosen mission projects, we embark on mission trips both in and out of the U.S.A., and we meet monthly to determine where to focus our energies. The missions supported by MIPC on a regular basis are:
2 Cents Per Meal: This benefits local and national hunger programs. Think about putting aside two pennies for every meal you eat - then bring those pennies to church on the second Sunday of each month for our 2 Cents collection.
BIRP: Brevard/Indian River Presbyterians. This coalition creates a multi-year emphasis on various parts of the world (recently Cuba, now Madagascar) and focuses on assisting mission response to the needs of these areas.
Central Brevard Sharing Center: www.sharingcenter.org. This is a local organization that provides assistance to those in need. They offer many services for adults, families and children. MIPC dedicates a portion of your gifts to this worthy cause; in addition we support the Sharing Center with these projects:
- Ongoing canned food drive
- Yearly school supplies drive
- Seasonal toy drive
- "Souper Bowl of Caring" each year on Super Bowl Sunday
Children's Hunger Project: https://thechildrenshungerproject.org. This wonderful organization works with our local schools to identify children who may not have food at home on the weekends; CHP assembles packages of food that are placed in the students' backpacks each Friday. MIPC contributes financially, and by periodically helping pack the food boxes.
Church World Services: http://www.cwsglobal.org. Providing disaster relief worldwide.
Family Promise of Brevard: http://familypromiseofbrevard.org/. Helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community based response.
Matthew 28: http://www.matthew28.org. Orphanage in Bohoc, Haiti.
Salvation Army Domestic Violence Center: http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org. Offers a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse.
Sneaker Sunday: Ruth Ganter's local ministry to buy shoes for children in need; she visits our church each year before school begins.
Special Gathering: This church serves area citizens who are mentally challenged. Their group of singers blesses us with a performance during worship at least once per year.