Faith Promise 2019

We will be celebrating Faith Promise on Sunday, February 3. Our 2019 Faith Promise ministries are A Better Way, Covenant Partners, Africa University, Habitat, Christian Ministries, West View Elementary, Mission Guatemala, and Red Bird. Please pray to discern your part in coming alongside these ministries with your prayers, your presence, and your monetary gifts.

Take a moment to learn about the ministries we support through Faith Promise giving. 

A Better Way provides shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, a walk-in Rape Crisis Center, advocacy, individual trauma-informed counseling, support groups, transitional housing, a 24-hour crisis line for persons in any type of crisis, education and referrals, a suicide hotline, bullying, teen dating violence and domestic violence prevention programs, and a check-in call service for elderly or disabled homebound persons.

Christian Ministries of Delaware County seeks to serve and care for the spiritual and physical needs of all people, to speak out in word and deed on issues of social justice and Christian morality, and to express the oneness Christians are given through Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection while respecting the rich diversity of our many traditions. Programs of Christian Ministries include Family Shelters, Men’s Sleeping Room, food pantry, Blanket Cupboard, and Baby Care program.

Red Bird Mission, Inc. and Red Bird Clinic, Inc. have been providing ministries in the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

Mission Guatemala Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit organization with a mission to help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served and impoverished Guatemalan peoples through health, education, and nutrition initiatives and missionary service.

Since 2014, College Avenue has partnered with West View Elementary by providing volunteers for after-school programs and events, making various donations,  sponsoring students and families for holidays and special events, and more.

Africa University, located in Zimbabwe, is a United Methodist-related institution of higher education serving students from many African nations.  Studies are offered in Agriculture, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, Management, Peace-Leadership-Governance, and Theology. 

Covenant Partners is a mission church of the Indiana Conference. College Avenue has been supporting them with Faith Promise dollars as well as regular donations of groceries. Participating in their Sunday evening worship and providing a meal are rich experiences. 

Habitat for Humanity is more than building homes. Habitat builds communities, hope, and the opportunity for families to help themselves. College Avenue has a long, rich history of participating in Habitat builds.

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