Category Archives: Mission

Niles Discovery Church Daily – Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

Today’s Prayer Though we are scattered in homes, apartments, and households, still we can gather in your heart, O God. We can gather as your scattered household, your deployed church. And in doing so, we can find ourselves together in … Continue reading

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Special Offering in February for SAVE, Inc.

The February Special Offering will be for the wonderful work done by SAVE (Safe Alternatives for Violent Environments). SAVE runs domestic violence safety programs (like the emergency shelter) and prevention programs (like their healthy teen dating program). To learn more … Continue reading

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January’s Special Offering will go to Tri-City Volunteers

The January special offering will be used to support the outreach and caring of Tri-City Volunteers. TCV has an important historical connection to Niles Discovery Church, so we are pleased continue our support of this agency that runs a thrift … Continue reading

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Lap Robe Tying Group

  The lap robe tying group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, January to October, 10:00-2:00. Please join to share in fellowship and lunch as they tie off lap robes that have been stitched together during the month. … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings

I think it was the news of the 2015 sexual assault of an unconscious woman outside a Stanford University fraternity that started me thinking about the need to preach about sexual violence. After the trial (held over a year after … Continue reading

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December’s Special Offering for Puente

The December special offering will be used to support the ministry of Puente de la Costa Sur. This is the same organization for which the Ministry of Social Concerns is collecting stocking stuffers (see “Giving Opportunities Continue” article here). Puente … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan Update

On Monday, October 16, the Cabinet green-lighted our third Strategic Plan Goal One project, the Pathways to Beloved Community project. According to the project plan, Pathways to Beloved Community project “creates, promotes and implements activities that ready our congregation and … Continue reading

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Season of Giving is Upon Us

If your mailbox is typical, it will soon be crammed with mailers from various organizations asking you to make year-end gifts. The same will be true of your e-mailbox. The truth of the matter is that there are lots of … Continue reading

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Special Offerings Support Social Justice

The October Special Offering will be split between two denominational offerings that focus on social justice and the legacies of racism. The Reconciliation offering of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) funds the Reconciliation Ministry, helping congregations address racism. One-third … Continue reading

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Heifer International is receipient of September’s Special Offering

The September Special Offering is for Heifer International. Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable … Continue reading

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