Category Archives: MSC Team

Join the all-church Lenten read

Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, is a time for reflection, confession, and prayer; a time to explore where we have been and what and where God is calling us now. During 2015, America’s attention was drawn again and again … Continue reading

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It’s Stocking Time Again!

Here’s an opportunity to be a Christmas Elf. The Ministry of Social Concerns Team is collecting stocking stuffers for the immigrant children served by Puente. But time is short! We need your contribution of gifts by December 9 for the … Continue reading

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Special Offerings – December

Several years ago, the Ministry of Social Concerns chose Puente de la Costa Sur as the recipient of our December special offering. This tradition continues this year. From the relatively small beginning of twice weekly meals and social gatherings, Puente … Continue reading

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Turkey Drive 2015 launches

Kids are planning trips to the pumpkin patch and the stores have a good supply but your Ministry of Social Concerns is already thinking turkeys! Our annual Turkey Drive began October 25 and will end November 22. Each year we … Continue reading

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Cap recycling program ends

For a few years, Niles Discovery Church participated with GreenKidsNow, Inc. in an effort to recycle plastic caps. GreenKidsNow has ended the program because of a lack of participation throughout the Tri-Cities. Right now, there are two courses of action … Continue reading

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January Special Offering

The January special offering will go to Tri-City Volunteers, an organization with deep connections to our congregation. Started by women from our predecessor congregations, Tri-City Volunteers provides food assistance and low cost clothing and household items to the residents of … Continue reading

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Jeff’s Jottings – November 2014

According to a study* that’s now several years old, among young non-Christians, nine out of the top 12 perceptions they hold of Christianity were negative. The top three negative perceptions were that present-day Christianity is judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), and … Continue reading

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