“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:35-36
At Unity, we respond to Christ’s call to help our neighbor through six main focus areas: Community Ministries; Children in Need; Women in Need; Compassion, Peace, and Justice; Earth Care; and Mission Trips.
We give as generously as possible to support the mission work done through our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA). Through the PC(USA), schools, hospitals, food, water systems, and all manner of aid to the poor throughout the world is provided.
We also financially support our community ministries like East Lincoln Christian Ministry, Amy’s House for battered women, Florence Crittenton, and the East Lincoln Pregnancy Center as well as our area Presbyterian Homes for Children.
With our hands, we send teams to work in the community building ramps and doing home repairs for those in need. We go to Nigeria, and Kenya, and Guatemala to make a difference in the lives of people in these areas. We partner with Lakewood Care Center to visit residents to play BINGO, swap old clothes for newer ones, and visit residents for special events.
We offer support for children in our local area through the Speak Up for Children program, our Angel Tree campaigns, and Children at Risk programs. We also monetarily support the Access to Success and the Kilgoris Project, both helping children thrive in areas of Africa, as well as sponsor children around the world through World Vision.
Our missions look a lot like scripture – in the Great Commission (“Go and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19) and also in Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Our Compassion, Peace, and Justice team is working to bring neighbors together, lead the call for peace in the world, and support initiatives that care for our earth through our Earth Care Committee. We invite all our neighbors to join in this work.