ONE UNITED CHURCH on a shared mission for 11 powerful days to feed the hungry and confront food-related injustice.

This wonderful, visionary United Church of Christ project has a terrific website to help you and your church participate in the national endeavor: www.ucc.org/mission1

First Congregational Church – UCC in Eugene is already engaged in the project in a myriad of ways. We will launch MISSION: 1 from the pulpit on September 11 with a spiritual message about building, giving, creating, and healing. All MISSION: 1 projects thereafter will hinge upon the theme offered on September 11.

The MISSION: 1 goal is 11,111 letters to Congress about food justice, food scarcity, and foreign aid. On October 30 at 11 am, we will have letters from the MISSION: 1 packet ready to send to our Congressman and Senators. We will hold the letters, bless them in worship on November 6, and send them. MISSION: 1 also encourages people to contact their Senators and Congressperson by web mail to work for food justice in foreign aid.

The MISSION: 1 goal is to gather 1 million nonperishable food items. The FCC Sunday School classes will collect items, particularly Latino foods, for local Food for Lane County. They will collect 11 of 11 items for 11 food boxes.