This year the Birthday Offering of Presbyterian Women celebrates the century mark of generous giving. In this centenary year, two projects are being funded. The first is Mission at the Eastward (MATE) McCleary House Transitional Housing in Farmington, Maine. The Birthday Offering grant will help renovate McCleary House for people experiencing homelessness.
Poverty has been increasing in Maine, with a growing number of vulnerable people losing their homes due to job loss, eviction, sickness or economic hardship – all complicated in the last years by the pandemic. This transitional home will provide a warm and healthy place to live for 3-4 families or 6-8 individuals over the course of a year, as most guests stay just a few months. The renovated home will provide a safe place for individuals to begin the psycho-social, educational and vocational work needed to move forward with their lives.
This offering will be collected through May 25. Give as you have been blessed, generously and as led by the Holy Spirit. Contributions can be made online or place checks in the wooden boxes at church or mail them to the church office.