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Current Projects

Next Mission Committee Meeting
March 25 2024  6:30 PM via Zoom


Mission Minder


Child Sponsorship

  •  Cost $360 per child annually.

Our two children are 13 year old Chezca Mae Ortillano and 16 year old Jemwel C. Solis.  Both children live in the Philippines and attend Dumaguete Kalauman Center for Development.  If you are able to help support this very worthy cause, please write “child sponsorship” on your mission envelope.  Thank you for your continued support of this ongoing project.

Valor:  Assistance for Homeless Veterans

Our 2024 first quarter mission project will be Valor House.  

Hope For The Homeless is their multifaceted community assistance program which includes outreach, monthly Stand Down events, and move-in assistance for Homeless Veterans. This project meets a glaring community need for short-term transitional and/or emergency housing.  Wearing their distinctive VET22 (neon yellow) VALOR shirts, they seek out homeless Veterans in the wooded areas along the water’s edge, in abandoned buildings, and under bridges. Their weekly Stand Down events provide clothing, food, and a hot meal to our Veteran homeless population.  Check their Events or Facebook page for scheduled events. They provide move-in assistance to newly housed Veterans by giving them an initial supply of food and housewares. People living outdoors rarely have furniture, linens or kitchen wares. They provide these items to set them up for success when they move into a home.

The Major Paul Syverson Veterans Sanctuary (commonly referred to as Paul’s House) is located in the former Hotel Jonas in Polk Township.  Its namesake, Major Paul Syverson, was a highly decorated Special Forces Officer who was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2004.  This restored building continues to serve the community as it has for decades with beds and meals, as well as a renewed mission.  Thanks to the community and countless volunteers they accomplished a “million-dollar home rehab on a $100,000 budget”.  This facility is located at 1130 Scenic Drive, which is the intersection of Highway 534 and Jonas Road, in the town of Kunkletown in rural Monroe County, PA.

Paul’s House accommodates up to 12 Veterans a day. They serve 3 healthy meals a day that are specifically designed to help with health challenges faced by homeless Veterans.  The program is dependent on community donations and volunteers who generously donate over 5,000 combined hours per month.  If you would like to support this project, please write “Veterans” on your mission envelope.



Guatemalan Mission Trip

April 27 – May 4

We are once again sponsoring Pastor Mike McGowan on his mission trip to Guatemala. We are collecting both monetary donations and items listed below.  You may designate your monetary donation to purchase a specific item or just give to the mission and they will use where needed most.  

Monetary donations 

  • Sponsor Fruit Tree = $4

  • Sponsor a 2-week supply of food = $16

  • Sponsor Desk for School = $23

  • Sponsor a family Stove = $160

  • Undesignated donations will go where needed most


List of Collection Items

  • Blankets

  • Crayons

  • Gently worn shoes (largest size accepted Adult size 7)


Please have items back to church on 4/7.  Please mark your mission envelope Guatemala Mission Trip. 


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Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Prayer ChainThe Prayer Chain is a way for anyone to request prayer for a specific need…. [or thanksgiving or joy]. To have our Prayer Chain pray for you: Contact Starr Scherer or the

Church office at 570-386-3870 

Meals Ministry: Do you know someone who is shut-in or recovering from a hospitalization, serious injury or illness, or mourning the loss of a loved one that could benefit from a hot or a frozen meal? Ben Salem has a Meals Ministry Team that can help ease the daily burdens of families or individuals within our church and community by providing ready-to-eat meals. If you would like to volunteer with this ministry or know of someone in need, please contact Karen Hayman or the Church Office.

Called to Care: Trained volunteers from our church are available to assist the Pastor in visiting shut-in or hospitalized church members who are no longer able to attend regular worship services or participate in church functions. If you would like a “Called to Care” volunteer to visit you, please contact the Pastor at the Church Office (570) 386-3870. We are looking for more volunteers for this Committee!

If you are interested in sharing God’s love with shut-in members of our congregation, please contact Pastor McGowan. 


US Again Clothing Bins located at the Social Hall are open for donations.

A smaller red clothing bin has replaced the two bins we previously had by the

old Social Hall. Please feel free to donate clothing or shoes that you no longer need

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