2016-11 Mission News

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Deuteronomy 15:7–8



Holiday Baskets


Holiday Baskets





The time is getting close to our mission trip to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in January 2017. We are leaving on Tuesday, January 17 and returning on Saturday, January 21. We will be working Wednesday through Friday only, as MMDC is now closed on Saturdays.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required now and the balance of $200 is needed by January 1, 2017. We have rooms reserved for 16 volunteers. We travel in a caravan with our food supplies, MMDC supplies and bedding. Bonnie Lund provides games for us to play or you can bring your crafty work with you also. Yes, we do have lots of laughs!

Please call Mary Gurlea at 715-321-2102 or email Mary at mgurlea@gmail.com to indicate your interest. All monies will be directed to Mary Gurlea; there is mailbox in the office at the Point location. Please feel free to contact Mary, Bonnie Lund at bonnielund@charter.net or Vern Walters at
vcwalters265@aol.com with any questions. Looking forward to having all our 16 beds full this year! Thank you!


Interfaith Food Pantry


The purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the Portage County residents in need of supplemental food.  The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or large households.

The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM.  The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per month.  Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry.  Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and bakery items.