Our areas of ministry project focus:

Hunger

The Emanuel family works hard to support the food pantries of Wyandot County: Christian Food Center in Upper Sandusky and Guiding Grace Food Pantry in Nevada. We collect special cash offerings, and we donate loads of food. Bringing nonperishable food to the church on Sunday mornings is an ongoing project. To help protect the environment, we use our personalized reusable grocery bags for food pantry purchases.

Our annual Food Bag Sunday – when the church family leaves Worship and heads to favorite grocery stores to fill the bags – always results in an entire pick up truck load of food bought and donated by individuals. If you see someone shopping with our blue bag, you’ll know it’s someone from the Mud Church family serving our Neighbors.

Youth

Perhaps the most visible of our mission work is the Scouting program at Emanuel. We sponsor two Scout troops and a Cub Scout pack – Scouting for Boys Troop #777, Scouting for Girls Troop #776, and Cub Scout Pack #777. We are proud to say we sponsored the first all-girls Scout troop in the Harding Area District!

Emanuel’s Donald and Mary Jean Alban Scholarship Fund awards up to five, $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors and college students at Wyandot County schools. Students participate in a competitive application program to win the scholarships.

Pastor Jay’s children’s messages during the worship service are a favorite of Mud Church kids!

Clean Water

Perhaps it’s our agricultural roots, or the fact that our neighborhood relies on good water wells for survival, but the people of Emanuel believe everyone in the world should have clean water available to them. That’s why we regularly support the National Groundwater Association’s efforts to educate and inform people about the importance of our water supply.

Because water is essential to life, we support local charities that give emergency assistance to families with overdue water bills.

We support the United Church of Christ’s disaster relief effort with the collection of flood clean-up kits. The kits are distributed to people whose homes suffer flooding, and contain supplies for use in cleaning a home damaged by dirty, unsanitary water. We also stand ready to help provide bottled water in the wake of natural disasters in our community, and in Ohio.

Watch a video about the National Ground Water Association at www.ngwa.org.