It is time again for the MISSION and PEACE COMMITTEE to provide funds to non-profit organizations that accomplish the following: Promoting peace, Preventing war and violence, Protecting the vulnerable, Promoting economic justice, Reconciling groups or individuals in conflict situations, Supporting education for children and/or adults, Supporting good health and/or healthy environments, Supporting equality and justice especially for women and children. Applications can be downloaded here (see below), or obtained in person from Mission and Peace committee members: Christy Grant, Marcy Jochim, Dawn O'Bar, Judy Peckham, Deb Artz and Janet Votaw; or from Shirley in the office.
Grants up to $2000 can be requested. Organizations supported in the past include our sister church in Patriensa, Ghana, House of Flowers (an orphanage in Afghanistan), International Justice Mission (human trafficking), Philippine Solar Village Project, Dress a Girl, and a nurse working with mothers and children in Rawanda. Completed applications are due by September 15th. You can download an application form in Microsoft Word format by clicking here. Email the completed form to be to Janet Votaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcy Jochim at email@example.com . Grant money will be disbursed in October. Thank you for supporting our church's mission in the world.