|MISSION AND OUTREACH
Donate to Harvey Disaster Relief
We will send donations (with matching funds from Missions) to the Penn Central Conference office and designate them for One Great Hour of Sharing. 100% of the funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming. Your funds meet immediate needs and also address the underlying causes that create those needs in the first place.
Emmanuel UCC, Hanover is a member of the Gettysburg Association of the Penn Central Conference. PCC www.pccucc.org includes 40,975 members among 196 churches in an area reaching from Bethel UCC, Spring Grove, located about three miles east of Hanover near Smith Station Road to St. John’s UCC, McKnightstown, west of Gettysburg and from St. David’s UCC, Hanover, located south of Hanover near the Maryland border to Mt. Olivet UCC in East Berlin.
The Mission and Outreach Committee promotes support for the Penn Central Conference (PCC), Gettysburg Association (GA), Lancaster Theological Seminary www.lts.org (LTS), Homewood at Plum Creek (HPC), Hoffman Homes for Youth www.hoffmanhomes.com (HH) and other benevolent concerns including: Church World Service www.churchworldservice.org (CWS), Operation Christmas Child www.samaritanspurse.org, the Hanover Area Council of Churches (HACC) http://hanoverareacouncilofchurches.org/, as well as One Great Hour of Sharing (March), Strengthen the Church (May), Neighbors in Need (October), and the Christmas Fund (December).
Members and friends of Emmanuel UCC prepare lunches for the Hanover Area Council of Churches PAL Lunch Ministry on the 5th Tuesdays in 2017--January 31, May 30, August 29, and October 31. (See photo of volunteers, upper right corner of this page)
Volunteers at the Brethren Service Center SERRV facility in New Windsor, Maryland unpack, tag, wrap and repack Fair Trade items for redistribution nationally through their international catalog and website www.serrv.org. Mary Rippel (717-614-1960) coordinates the group and transportation on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in 2017--January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13, 2017.
Compassionate Crafters meet weekly on Mondays at 1-4 PM. They donated knitted baby items to Hanover Hospital Maternity Unit, prayer shawls to "Shawls for Debbie" through VNA, caps and scarves to Alliance Oncology, blankets and shawls to Olivia's House, blankets to HANA (Hanover Area Needlework Association), various knitted items were sent to NJ for victims of Mega-storm Sandy, 20 knitted items (hats, scarves and gloves) were donated to youth and were distributed at the REACH Work Camp in Newfane, NY in July 2013. Compassionate Crafters is an ongoing project to serve the community and our own members who are shut-in and/or recovering from long-term hospitalization and surgery.
In addition, our OUTREACH includes:
Gift Tags for the Youth of Hoffman Homes at Christmas;
Campbell Soup labels for Hoffman Homes;
Eyeglasses & hearing aids for Lions Club;
Recycled printer cartridges;
Donations to “Neighbors in Need” Offering;
Donations to The Salvation Army, local unit;
Canceled stamps for The Brethren Home Community at Cross Keys Village;
Indoor Yard Sale items donated to Community Aid, Hanover Area Council of Churches;
Health & Baby Kits donated to Church World Service to assist people in flood and hurricane-damaged areas;
Organ music by Don Horneff and ghostly musings by Henry McLin in the sanctuary for the "Hanover Ghost Walks" in October;
Donation to support the annual Gala at Hoffman Homes for Youth;
Christmas cards to residents of Homewood Assisted Living in Creekside/Nursing Care in Care Central;
CROP Walk (October);
Collecting aluminum cans for recycling (see photo left side);
Heifer International "Fill the Ark" - Collection;
Shoe Collection for PCC Annual Conference;
Wounded Warriors Project to support programs and services for wounded veterans;
Homewood "Garden of Life" project;
Feed-A-Friend Food Marathon to benefit New Hope Ministries;
Fisher House (Memorial Day weekend);
Hartman Center (gift baskets for Fall Harvest Raffle);
Lay Ministry in the 21st Century;
Little Dresses and Boys Britches for Africa;
Siyaphambili Orphan Village;
New Hope Ministries;
"Pink Out" for Breast Cancer Awareness;
Water of Life filtration buckets