Mission and outreach is a smaller, and less well known committee of Granite Presbyterian Church. Their mission sounds simple, expressing our appreciation of our own blessings by giving to those who need help, but it is an important part of the church. Matthew 5:42 says “Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.” That command is the one that Mission and Outreach follows. 

The Outreach Committee is currently collecting coats to send to Appalachia and so far they have made two trips up to give coats and are about to make a third. In August they traditionally collect school supplies for children. They are planning to start collecting eyeglasses for another association soon. They also helped every month for eight years at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen until it closed. Now they are preparing lunches to give to those in the Howard County Cold Weather Shelter Program. They also give out food baskets to those who need help. The most impressive trait of the Outreach Committee is that they have no designated funds from the church. Everything they do is from what is donated from the congregation. 

There are currently nine members of the Granite Presbyterian Church Outreach Committee but they would love for others to join. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 pm in the Parish House.