Mission

We strive to reflect the light and love of Christ into our community and the world. We give of our money, building, time and talents to those in need. Every year we give tens of thousands of dollars, an abundance of labor, and a mountain of food and school supplies to local and international missions.

Presbyterian Missions
Some of our mission giving is pooled with churches around the world to do mission work. You can learn about these missions and support them with your prayers by reading or listening to the Mission Yearbook. You can order a hard copy, listen to a daily podcast or receive a daily email at www.pcusa.org/missionyearbook/

Direct Mission Support
Our congregation directly supports several missions throughout the year.  The following is a list of many of them.

North St. Paul Area Food Shelf:
We have been collecting food for the North St. Paul Food Shelf for over 20 years (since the food shelf was established).  The North St. Paul Food Shelf helps local residents by providing food and hygiene items to those in need.  Donations are always accepted at North Church and dropped off monthly at the food shelf.  A shopping cart is located in our Narthex for donating non-perishable items.  Monetary donations to the food shelf can be made in the church office (please make checks out to North St. Paul Area Food Shelf).

St. Paul Area Council of Churches
North Church financially supports the St. Paul Area Council of Churches and collects and distributes school supplies through them. The mission of St. Paul Area Council of Churches’ is to build a more just and compassionate society by connecting congregations, faith communities and civic organizations to overcome poverty, promote peace and dismantle racism and other barriers that divide our community.

Remember Niger
North provides financial support, leadership on the Board of Directors and hands-on service trips to Niger, Africa through Remember Niger.  Remember Niger is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting people and mobilizing resources to expand quality educational opportunities in Niger.

Group Workcamps
North Church provides financial support and sends our youth to serve at Group Workcamps.  Group Workcamp trips let your group see how God uses the experience of serving others to change lives – in both you and the people you serve.

CROP Walk
North members walk and collect pledges to alleviate hunger through CROP Walk.  CROP Hunger Walk brings neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting.

Union Gospel Mission and Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church Clothing Center
North collects clothing items to those in need locally.  Each Christmas, we collect donated mittens, hats, scarves and other winter items for the Union Gospel Mission.  Throughout the year, we collect and bring donated, seasonal clothing items to the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church Clothing Center.

Operation Christmas Child
Our youth at North Church pack donated items in shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child through Samarian’s Purse.  Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.

Operation Kid-to-Kid
Our youth hand-make and donate a different gift each year to children around the world through VBS Operation Kid-to-Kid.

 

Financially we support:

Heifer International
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.  With gifts of livestock and training, they help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways.

Church World Service
Christians working together with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

Souper Bowl of Caring
Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend to mobilize youth to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities.

MICAH—Metro Interfaith Council for Affordable Housing
MICAH’S mission is to mobilize congregations and people of all faiths to ensure decent, safe and affordable housing for everyone in the Twin Cities metropolitan community.

Occasionally we provide financial support and volunteer labor for Habitant for Humanity and Books for Africa.

Four Special Mission Offerings
We join Presbyterians around the world in giving to four special offerings. The money is pooled and utilized where it can have the greatest impact. Some of the money is held until a crisis or natural disaster happens then the funds can be immediately available to help people in those critical first moments of need.

One Great Hour of Sharing supports ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives, and work together to strengthen their families and communities.

Christmas Joy provides assistance to retired and active church workers and provides racial ethnic education.

Peacemaking supports ministries that promote wholeness, well-being and peace.

Pentecost supports children at risk, youth and young adults.

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