August 12, 2018
TO: Our Pleasant Ridge Christian Church Family
FROM: The PRCC Mission Committee
RE: Annual Mission Committee Report
The following represents what we as a congregation have achieved over the past year in the area of our Missions and Mission Outreach. With an annual budget of $2,000, God’s leading, the annual focus of Saving the Lost 2017-2018, and many generous hearts we have just completed a year of serving both God and His people.
$1,400.00 was sent to GFA for the annual sponsorship of Pastor Wankhade in India.Additionally we sent GFA $420.00 for Anagha’s annual sponsorship.
In September 2017 we raised and sent
The MC coordinated the effort to complete the youth room project including lighting, electrical, cabinets, furniture, etc. in the amount of $6,078.16).
Given by his friends and church family, the MC sent $1,000.00 to ELAM Ministries in memory of Tom Rawdanowicz.
$490.00 to Freedom House to support their Christ-centered, long-term residential program that allows mothers and children to stay together, at no cost to their families.
We provided 15 Thanksgiving boxes to OOTG family members at Pearce Elementary School.
In December the MC, along with individual contributors, provided Nathan Morrison with a $3,895.00 check for his mission trip to East Asia.Additionally PRCC supported him with ongoing prayer support as he traveled abroad.
This year we visited and delivered various Christmas gifts to individuals of all ages and stages of life.We supported residents in nursing homes, youth programs, and men’s, women’s and children’s ministries alike. In all we were able to share the love of Jesus by providing over 300 gifts to more than 200 individuals.
Once again PRCC collected and sent shoeboxes to Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child.This was a congregational effort and was coordinated by the youth program.
We provided Christmas food boxes to 9 OOTG family members at Pearce Elementary School
The MC provided the congregation with 2018 VOM Prayer Calendars to aid them in daily prayers that focus on persecuted Christians throughout the world.
In January we hosted representatives from Bondage Breakers Outreach Ministries during our Sunday service at which time they told the story of how this ministry is restoring lives to men who have been struggling with addiction, drug and alcohol.Because of your compassion and generosity we were able to provide them with a check for $1,000 to aid in this ministry.Additionally we have been able to support them with an ongoing collection of men's socks, underwear (boxers), undershirts, and T-shirts.
This year, thanks to the church’s monthly hotdog/ hamburger dinner for the Out of the Garden food ministry we collected $3,695.24 which surpasses our goal of $3,600.00. In addition to raising these funds, PRCC members still provide support by picking up and delivering food to the school on a weekly basis.
Combining the donations from our congregation with a commitment from the Mission Committee we were able to send $1,540 to GFA which was enough to purchase 14 bicycles.
In March we sent a check for $550.00 to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s honor the life and legacy of Reverend Billy Graham and to support spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
During the Easter season Sandra delivered crosses to those living at Brookdale Nursing Home and Barbara delivered the Easter message to the residents of Bermuda Village.In both cases many of our older neighbors were blessed by this outreach.
Recently Gina delivered household items, toiletries and monetary donations to Freedom House; she has continued to volunteer at this ministry on a weekly basis.
For two weeks we held a special collection for the victims of the recent Tornado devastation here in NC.We collected and sent $545.00 to Samaritan’s Purse for the rebuilding of these communities.
In April we collected and sent $255.00 to aid the New Gospel Tabernacle Holiness Church’s effort to begin rebuilding their church which was devastated by fire in April.
In May the MC sent $600.00 to the Voice of the Martyrs for the purchase of 100 Bibles for their ministry.We pray that these Bibles will change the lives of many.
With a lot of help we set a record this year with our elementary school book collection numbers for needy students’ summer reading program.We collected and delivered 373 books and 339 handmade bookmarks.All of those involved in this outreach were extremely appreciative for this great support.
The various Sunday School classes supported ministries throughout the year including the laundromat ministry (via the men’s Prospectors Sunday School class), Christmas stockings and Freedom House gifts (Women of Faith Sunday School class), and give-a-ways for the community fun day (all adult SS classes participated).
As a church we held a Community Family Fun Day on June 10th. With everyone working together and supporting the event we provided bouncy houses and a water slide, a dunk tank, face painting, a cake walk, skits, raffle prizes and crafts, hot dogs snow cones, popcorn, games, give-a-ways, decorations, T-shirts water balloons, music firemen and fun to both our church family and community alike.
In June we collected and sent $730.00 to aid the Bondage Breakers Outreach Ministries- Women’s Program.Additionally the MC provided $1,141.59 in funds to purchase a washer, lighting, furniture, etc. and individuals provided items and supplies to support this mission.
The Mission Committee decided that Samaritan’s Purse will be the provider of choice for all future disaster relief collections. In July/August 2018 we raised and sent
In August the MC sent $1,000.00 to aid FYI with much needed back to school supplies and sneaker purchases.A collection tub remains in the Fellowship Hall to provide ongoing support for them.
In August PRCC members supported Feed the Hunger Ministry by participating in the 50th annual Packathon.
Monthly food donations have been collected from the congregation to support the Urban Ministry Food Bank.
The collection bin for our nursing home ministry remains in the Fellowship Hall – we routinely deliver them and also donated flowers to various nursing homes.
FY 2018 Additional Non-Cash Collections
Operation Christmas Child - Shoe Boxes
300+ Christmas Gifts
Various Local Ministries
Thanksgiving Food Boxes (15)
Christmas Food Boxes (9)
373 Books + Bookmarks
Urban Ministry Food Bank
Monthly Food Collection
Nursing Home Ministry
Ongoing Collection of Items & Crafts
Ongoing Clothing and Personal Items Collection
Men’s and Women’s Fellowship/Circle
Various Support and Donations Throughout the Year
Women of Faith SS Class
Compassion Child - Annual Sponsorship
Local Rehab Ministries
Ongoing Clothing, Books, Supplies, Furniture and Personal Items Collection
Ongoing Clothing and Household Items Collection
The Pastor’s Good Samaritan’s Fund has issued checks in the amount of $1,130.79 this year to aid individuals/families in need.
Throughout the year the MC worked diligently to communicate all of the above information with the congregation through Mission in Action bulletin inserts, meetings with various committees, the Missions bulletin board, and monthly updates.
The clothing and household items collection/distribution has grown exponentially.In the past year we have supported more than six separate ministries with the items we collect.These ministries include those for youth, homeless individuals, refugees, disenfranchised women, rehab programs, those in poverty, etc.
The MC is responsible for keeping accurate records for the Mission account and provides the congregation and the Finance Committee with summary reports.