MISSION OUTREACH

One of the core values of Old Union Church is mission to our community and the world.  Vital mission outside our church walls is where real ministry happens.  Opportunities to make a difference are varied and plentiful and we are constantly alert to open doors for broader outreach and service.

 

GriefShare

A grief recovery group known as GriefShare meets for two thirteen week cycles during the year offering support and facilitating healing for those who have suffered the death of a loved one.  The group is built around a DVD curriculum and is facilitated by caring leaders who themselves have walked through personal loss.  Beginning March 1, 2017 meetings will be on Wednesdays from 1-3pm at the Goppert Bank Community Room at the intersection of 69 Hwy and 184th St. Lawson, MO.   Meetings are always open to all who are struggling with grief.  Satellite sessions have recently been offered at a different time and place within the community to serve additional participants. For information about GriefShare, visit their website www.griefshare.org.

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His Heart, Our Hands

As a church, we maintain an assistance fund which is used to meet needs of struggling people with whom God brings us into contact throughout our community.  We also participate in the local ministerial alliance, cooperating with efforts to serve those in the Lawson community with emergency financial help and a food pantry.

 

Be the Church

This unique ministry began when Old Union canceled morning services for a Sunday to go into the Lawson community and do a variety of service projects that had been identified and organized over the preceding weeks.  Two more such events were planned over the next three years with additional churches from the community participating.  Hundreds of people have joined together to complete scores of projects during these events.  Be the Church has continued to evolve and is now an ongoing ministry which responds to project needs of people as they become known.


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New Hope Mission International

Old Union supports the work of this mission effort in the poverty-stricken country of Haiti.  The mission has established, maintains, and funds several schools and churches in the Cape Haitian side of the island.  Both are staffed by native Haitian pastors and teachers.  A child sponsorship program is also a part of the ministry and many church members personally provide financial help to provide the basic needs of a child.  Christmas boxes and school supplies backpacks are regular projects in which we participate.  Regular mission teams  which are open to church members travel to Haiti for training, projects, and evangelism. For more information about New Hope Mission International, visit their website www.newhopehaiti.com.

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SonSet Radio
A unique and effective missions evangelism project has been a focus of our mission giving over the past several years.  Through the work of missionary Lee Sonius, who is supported by the Old Union Church family, solar radios are being distributed throughout Sub-Sahara Africa.  In conjunction with the radio project, radio towers have been erected, radio stations equipped and water wells dug.  People in this part of the world are now listening to Christian radio, hearing the gospel, and drinking clean water as a result.  Old Union has provided for over 200 radios, a couple of wells, and contributed toward a radio station.  The project is ongoing. For more information about SonSet Radios, visit their website www.sonsetradio.org.

 

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Old Union seeks to create awareness and provides funding through Open Doors USA to the persecuted church around the world.   Annually, we participate in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church observance. To learn more, visit Open Doors USA’s website www.opendoorsusa.org.

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