The Commission for Stewardship and the Commission for Mission & Justice Ministries are inviting Massachusetts Conference churches to take part in 11 days of living faithfully by participating in Mission 1 - a shared effort to feed the hungry and confront food-related injustice - Nov. 1 - 11, 2011.
The goals of MISSION: 1
In 11 days, the United Church of Christ will collect more than 1 MILLION ITEMS OF HEALTHY FOOD and other household items for local food banks and outreach services.
In 11 days, the United Church of Christ will make an extra-special push to gather on-line contributions of more than 111,111 DOLLARS for Neighbors in Need, offerings that will be shared for hunger action purposes with agencies of justice and compassion throughout the United States.
- In 11 days, the United Church of Christ will offer more than 11,111 LETTERS to Congress, asking our government to reform U.S. foreign assistance in a way that more effectively benefits hungry and poor people worldwide, helping to provide a major final push to Bread for the World's 2011 "Offering of Letters".
New! On August 29, 2011, the UCC expanded the Mission:1 goal to include a church-wide appeal to raise more than $111,111 to aid famine-stricken Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Read more details here.
For 11 days in November, our UCC motto and Jesus' prayer "that they may all be 1" will become a focused, concerted mission emphasis across the whole United Church of Christ to educate ourselves and one another about food-related policy issues through sermons, seminars and conversations; to advocate on behalf of hungry people at home and around the world; to raise money for hunger-action purposes; and to share bread - and tuna, and peanut butter, and vegetables, and cereal - with our neighbors in need.
Ending celebration in Boston
New! From MACUCC Resource Director Martha Cook - Download a list of related resources
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Mission:1 Bulletin #1: An Overview (8-19-11)