Mission Funding Committee
Church of the Redeemer continues to be blessed with many individuals who give of their resources, financial, time, and talent, to an impressive number of organizations providing charitable services locally and throughout the world. Many parishioners have provided resources in trust for our church to be able to maintain a supportive mission ministry program.
The Mission Funding Committee (MFC), elected by the congregation, oversees the distribution of funds authorized by the Administrative Committee and Vestry each year. During the last couple of years, the MFC has been authorized to provide a total of $43,200 in grants. Additionally, for the last few years, Church of the Redeemer has received an inconvenience stipend of $400 from the Flying Pig Marathon organizers that has been allocated for mission funding.
A grant application process begins early in the year. With the limited available funding, concentration has been, in large part, directed to organizations that are primarily or peripherally involved with housing and shelter and to organizations having a significant number of parishioners involved.
In recent years, the Committee supported funding for El Hogar, Episcopal Relief and Development, First Step Homes, Freestore Foodbank, Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC), and Meals on Wheels: a Parish Health Ministries and Affordable Living Health Ministries program of the Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS).
The mission of El Hogar Projects is to provide a loving home and education in a Christian environment for abandoned, orphaned and hopelessly poor children, enabling them to fulfill their ultimate potential as productive human beings in Honduras.
For more information regarding El Hogar, visit the El Hogar website.
Episcopal Relief & Development is an organization of the Episcopal Church that provides emergency relief work and long‐term rehabilitation and development throughout the world. Church of the Redeemer supports Episcopal Relief & Development through programs such as our "MDG Madness" basketball pool which raises funds for mosquito nets and Lenten "Hope Chests" which go towad th…Read More »