The Outreach Committee, with the generous support of the congregation, reaches out to those in need in our church community, surrounding areas, and around the world. Mifflin Avenue offered 6 Monthly Mission Opportunities, which our congregation can choose to support with monetary donations and/or requested items.
We continue to have Outreach events to support our monthly mission opportunities. These events include our Soup Sale in March to support Wilkinsburg Community Ministry, we supported Church World Service through Mifflin Avenue’s participation in the CROP Walk with monetary donations, sponsoring our CROP Walk Team. Another Outreach event this year included our participation in the local Whitney park spring clean-up day.
What we have done throughout 2018
January – Nyadire Home of Hope Orphan Scholarship
Sponsorship of Ivy and Panashe 2018
Collected $305 in donations from the congregation. $200 was used to support two children with school expenses and $105 to support the mission of the Home of Hope Orphanage where needed.
March – Wilkinsburg Community Ministry
$880 collected from our soup sale and donations from congregation.
May – Shepherd Wellness Community
Collected $240 in donations from congregation.
July – Wilkinsburg Community Ministry and Nyadire Home of Hope Orphan Scholarship
Collected $114.21 in donations from the congregation and VBS change donations, given to Wilkinsburg Community Ministry. We also collected hygiene donations for backpacks for Wilkinsburg school children. Registration fees of $255 from VBS were donated to Nyadire Home of Hope Orphanage for our 2019 sponsorship of Ivy and Panashe; $200 for school expenses and $55 to the children.
September – Mifflin Avenue Good Samaritan Fund
Collected $665 in donations from the congregation. The Mifflin Avenue Good Samaritan Fund helps those in need in our congregation and the community.
October – Church World Service/CROP Walk
Collected $334.96 in donations from the congregation. We also had those from our congregation who participated in the CROP WALK.
November – Angel Tree (participating with South Avenue United Methodist Church)
Mifflin Avenue congregation donated children’s Christmas gifts to The Program for Offenders. Visit https://www.theprogrampgh.org/ for more information.