Your journey towards a life based on love continues with service toward the world. As you mature in your faith, you will find that true service isn’t based on your need to give, but is instead based on the deep relationships you develop with other people. True service begins as a process of self-discovery and self-awareness, and it continues with genuine encounters with all those who belong to God. We invite you to think about service as more than charity, but as an essential Christian discipline.
Serving the World is essential to Christian discipleship. At Union, we do this by supporting mission projects far away and close to home. Here are two examples:
We support Hyeyoung and Kurt, our Missionary-Coworkers in South Korea. We support them through prayer and finances, and we endeavor to learn more about South Korea. We pray that, through their work, we can develop relationships in Christ with the Korean people.
Locally, we support the Saint Peter Area Food Shelf. We give money, collect food, and prepare “Birthday Kits” for children. These kits include cake mix, frosting, candles, paper plates, cups, napkins, and a children’s book. These are a popular item at the food shelf! Service isn’t just about transferring wealth, it is also about helping people know that they are loved by God.
We also support other local non-profits, such as Habitat for Humanity, the weekend backpack program, and many more. We encourage each other to volunteer in our community. We believe that God is at work in the world, and we join God there.