LOCAL MISSION SUPPORT

Programs in the Omaha Area

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Through our mission ministries we seek to follow Christ’s example of demonstrating faith and love through action. Volunteers are at the heart of our efforts and all are welcome to participate. For more information contact any member of the Mission Committee. Watch for announcements in the bulletin and in our Cross Currents newsletter as well as on this website.

 

Local Mission Programs & Current Projects

Volunteer with AllPlay on Saturday Game Days

The AllPlay fall session is August 13 – September 17. Church of the Cross supports the AllPlay organization with mission dollars, and we volunteer on game days to give the players a great experience. AllPlay needs more than 100 volunteers every game day. You can be a player buddy, an umpire, concession worker, a mascot, and more! Please support these mighty baseball players by giving your time.

Sign Up Online

Questions? Contact Sandi Stuckey – coordinator

Learn more about AllPlay . . .

 

Refugee Project Continues!

A second drive for items that arriving refugee families will need has begun, and we are collecting KITCHEN ITEMS during the month of September. Our partner, Lutheran Family Services, plans to provide for 1,000 refugees from various nations who will be settling in Nebraska in the next year. We need the following items that are new or in nearly new condition:

  • Pots and Pans
  • Dishes
  • Glasses and Cups
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Flatware
  • Can Openers
  • Sharp Knives
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Plastic Storage & Zip-Locs
  • Kitchen Trash Cans
  • Cutting Boards
  • Dishcloths
  • Paper Towels
  • Bakeware
  • Teapots
  • Rice Cookers
  • Dish Drainers
  • Plastic Wrap & Foil

Please bring your donations to the Narthex on September 4, 11, 18, or 25.

Questions or want to do more? If you would like to help with this or future refugee projects, contact Jeanne Smay, Dawn Buchanan, or Paula Allen.

 

Support the Pantry on the 3rd Sunday Every Month

Bring your food and hygiene items to Sunday worship on the 3rd Sunday of the month, or drop them inside the circle drive doors at church anytime. The most needed items are listed below.

Food Items:

Cereal
Pasta
Canned Soup
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Canned Meat
Mac & Cheese
Peanut Butter

Hygiene Items:

Baby Diapers (all sizes but biggest need is sizes 4-6)
Baby Wipes
Full-Size Shampoo and Body Wash
Toilet Paper
Toothpaste

Questions? Contact John Bennett — coordinator

Learn more about HHM . . .

 

OSS Needs Back-to-School Supplies

Omaha Street School (OSS) is an altrenative high school. They have a list of needed supplies available through an Amazon Wish List. You can also make a donation online, so OSS can purchase supplies.

Questions?  Contact Tina Morgan — coordinator

Learn more about OSS . . .

 

Dinner Servers Needed on the 2nd Sunday of the Month

Did you know that Siena Francis House provides nearly 400,000 meals each year? PCOC serves meals on the 2nd Sunday of each month, and we are looking for volunteers from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Sign up for one of the PCOC timeslots. If you have not already created a volunteer account, the website will prompt you to do so. To protect the safety of everyone volunteering, Siena Francis House will require that all volunteers provide either provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of a volunteer shift. The volunteer sign up portal will ask you to upload proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Questions? Contact Sandi Stuckey — coordinator

Learn more about Siena Francis House. . .

ROC

PCOC is signed up to host the evening session on Tuesdays, September 22 and October 27 from 3:30 to 7:15 p.m. We’ll get to know the kids, be a friend, play board games, and help them build self-worth. Mission coordinator Rob Bailey is looking for 3 more volunteers to assist. You can carpool with Rob from the church at 3 p.m. on those dates, or you can drive on your own (1427 Silver St. in Ashland NE 68003). To sign up, use the link below and place your name next to Rob’s on the list. For more information, contact Rob Bailey.

Rob Bailey – coordinator

Learn more . . .

 

CASA

Advocate for abused or neglected children while under Juvenile Court jurisdiction in Douglas and Sarpy Counties

Sandi Stuckey – coordinator

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Habitat for Humanity

Building and landscaping

Rob Bailey — coordinator

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Voices for Children in Nebraska

Advocating for children at-risk

Kathy Moore – coordinator

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Camp Calvin Crest

Work days for camp repairs and upkeep

Jon Boomgarden — coordinator

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School Support

Supporting staff and teachers for their work with at-risk children

Rob Bailey — coordinator

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Home Delivered Meals

Lunch delivery to those in need

Wally Stern — coordinator

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Hosting Task Force

Hosting Presbyterian Disaster Assistance groups serving in our area
Sheri Sessions — coordinator

Learn more . . .

 

Together

Preventing and ending homelessness in the Omaha area
Kevin Bunjer — coordinator

Learn more . . .