Social & Service Group Opportunities
Mennonite Women are interested in helping women discover, develop and exercise their gifts within the body of Christ. They support missionary, relief and educational activities at home, in the church, local community and overseas. Mennonite Women meet the first Wednesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall. Projects include quilting (both fine and long-stitch) and knotting comforters. These are either sold at the MCC Relief sale in Kidron in August or distributed through MCC to needy persons. At noon there is a potluck lunch with a devotional following. People are invited to come for an hour or two or stay for the day. Work begins at 9:00 a.m. and wraps up mid-afternoon.
Relief (Meat) Canning
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in conjunction with local meat canning committees process and can meat to be used in North America as well as world-wide. A mobile canning unit is mounted on a flatbed trailer and travels to 33 locations in 11 states as well as Manitoba and Ontario, Canada, from October to May. It is set up in Kidron, OH in October for three days of turkey processing. Up to 9,000 pounds of boneless turkey thigh meat can be processed in a day. One can provides a protein meat dish meal for six people, but when mixed with rice or beans, a can will provide a meal for thirty-six people. The unit cost to manufacture and ship one can is about $3.40. Contact person: Jess Hamman.
MCC Relief Sale
The Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale began in 1966. The sale was started by a group of dedicated individuals who wanted to aid Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in world relief. The Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale has a policy of selling only what is donated by individuals. Proceeds from the sale go to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). MCC is the relief, service and development agency of North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches. Quilts, handmade items, food, and activities such a Run for Relief and Penny Power are all part of the first Saturday in August event. For more information go to http://ohiomccreliefsale.org
Mennonite Disaster Service
Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness. Individuals and groups regularly participate in projects. For more information go to http://mds.mennonite.net