Mission & Peacemaking

Mission and Peacemaking

Moreland’s Mission and Peacemaking Ministry is to care for those in need and to provide the congregation with opportunities to practice generosity and to experience the abundance of Christian life.  Mission does this in a variety of ways—

  • by distributing funds designated by Session for charitable giving,
  • by receiving special monetary and in-kind contributions for particular charitable activities;
  • by assisting with three specials offerings organized by our national organization; and
  • by overseeing distribution of funds from the Paul and Sally McCracken Endowment.

Mission seeks out ways to collaborate with our neighbors and other charitable agencies to advance community well being, with the goal of offering Morelanders of all ages the opportunity to experience the joy of giving—

1) Through a collaboration with JOIN, we have opened a small shelter which houses a  single woman and her children.

2) Our backpack program with Rotary and neighboring Holy Family church provides around 40 children with food for non-school days.

3) Families assemble kits of supplies to assist AIDS volunteers, in cooperation with World Vision.

4) We work with our Children’s Ministry team and church neighbors to collect perishable food for Mainspring.

5) We provide Christmas gifts and a party for disadvantaged children.

6) With Transition Projects, we fill barrels with clothing, toiletries, towels, and bedding for the homeless.

7) We provide monthly meals for homeless men at the Transition Projects’ downtown center and lunches for the Willamette Center.

8) We support Outside In, a service for homeless youth;

9) We support a local Boy Scout troop.

10) Other groups and individuals in the church create and execute their own charitable endeavors, apart from Mission-sponsored activities.

 2017 McCracken Grant Application

2017 grant application(2)-1

2015 McCracken Grant Awarded

  • Dress For Success
  • CARES Northwest
  • Bradly Angle
  • Human Solutions
  • New City Initiative