The Mission Committee of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church promotes missions locally, nationally, and internationally. The Mission Committee selects a Mission of the Month that is highlighted each month at our Sunday services and on the church website. We look for service opportunities in addition to monetary giving. All loose change offerings collected during Sunday services that month, or that are designated with online giving, are sent to the designated Mission of the Month.
Process for Selecting the “Mission of the Month”
The Mission Committee uses an application to review Christian Missions that are consistent with Cross of Christ’s mission statement and vision. Christian charities are recommended by members, or a charity can apply directly for consideration. When a Mission of the Month is assigned, a liaison coordinates with the charity the information and presentations (video or speaker) to the congregation.
CLICK HERE to see a list of past and current Mission of the Month recipients.
CLICK HERE to complete the Cross of Christ Mission of the Month application.
Cross of Christ hosts an Annual Antique Show where the proceeds support a local mission and charity. The Mission Committee works with the Antique Show Committee in the selection process for the charity recipient for the Antiques Show.
Cross of Christ also hosts an Annual Donation Day of Thanks (DDOT), usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We collect gently used household items and give them directly to a Thrift Shop. For the past several years, the collection has supported the Oakland HOPE Thrift Shop which supports their Food Pantry.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with a Mission of the Month, the Antiques Show, or Donation Day of Thanks. We encourage members and friends to get involved, to donate their time in support of these missions.