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November of 2015 marks Community Missions' 90th Anniversary. We are thankful for all that God has done for us over those years, however, we are most thankful for having had the chance to serve God during that time! We see it as a blessing to be able to be the hands and feet of Christ as we work help our neighbors in need.

To help us celebrate, we invite your church to join us in prayer each Sunday through the end of 2015, as The Mission offers thanks and praise to God for having been blessed to do God's work in the world for the past 90 years. From the seeds planted by Evangelist Billy Sunday in 1923, to our founding in 1925, and up to the present day, the Holy Spirit has guided us to grow in the compassion of Christ. Community Missions now is the oldest, continuous ministry in Niagara County that provides shelter for those in crisis.

Each week, beginning November 3rd, we will post a new prayer that you can use as part of your worship service. Please join us as we thank God for the chance to serve.

First time prayer is offered in your worship, the leader can introduce the moment of prayer this way:

Many of you may know about Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, but if you do not, let me briefly tell you about them.

Community Missions is located in Niagara Falls, NY. Since 1925 they have been providing emergency housing and other services for those who are in need. They are the oldest, continuous ministry in Niagara County that provides shelter for those in crisis. This year is their 90th Anniversary!

Today, they provide crisis housing, food for the hungry and clothing for those in need. They also help those released from prison as they re-enter society and those struggling with HIV/AIDS. The also provide residential and community based services for adults living with mental illness, as well as residential and community based services for at-risk youth.

As part of their $90 for 90 Years Celebration, Community Missions has made a special request that churches celebrate with them by joining them in prayer each Sunday through the end of the year to give praise and thanks to God for having been blessed to serve God by serving those in need.  Today is our first day celebrating with them in prayer.

Weekly Prayers
Check here each week for new prayers and information. 

Prayer 1 - Posted November 3, 2015

God of grace and love, we lift our prayer of thanksgiving to you for Community Missions. We rejoice with them as they celebrate 90 years of service to you. We stand in awesome wonder for the blessing of being your servants in the world. O Lord, let your blessings upon the work the Mission does grow ever greater so as to strengthen them to go where you lead. Amen.

Scripture suggestion:
Hebrews 6:10-  For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Prayer 2 - Posted November 10, 2015

O God, we praise you for the bounty of creation and how your plan is always to provide for all your children. As a church family, hear us as we give thanks for the opportunity use the gifts you have given us to care for those in need. We ask that you also hear the praise that Community Missions is giving to you as they celebrate their 90th anniversary of serving you and for the gift of providing a ministry where they can share the bounty of your creation with others. Bless Community Missions and our church, and strengthen us as we continue to serve where ever there is need. Amen.

Scripture suggestion:
1 Timothy 6:17-19 -  17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Prayer 3 - Posted November 17, 2015

Lord of all creation, we thank you for how you call us to stand with those that who too often go unseen. We know that our sisters and brothers living with mental illness are unjustly ignored and feared. With gratitude we lift up our prayers of thanks that you have called Community Missions to not just provide the love and assistance our sisters and brothers with mental illness need, but to be a voice for justice that can end the stigma those with mental illness face. Hear the Mission's prayers of thanks for the blessing you have given them to be servants who both help and speak your truth in the world. Here us too, Holy Creator, as we join them in this prayer of thanks. Amen.

Scripture suggestion:

Galatians 6:9 - And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Prayer 4 - Posted November 24, 2015
O Lord of our salvation, we thank you for the examples you set for us and for the chance to walk your paths. It is with joy that we take up the challenge to support those who have served their earthly debt for their transgressions against their neighbors. We thank you for the chance to assist those men and women who have left prison and now seek to re-enter the community. We rejoice to stand with them as Community Missions rejoices and helps them overcome the judgment and fear that makes it so hard to rebuild their lives. Help us and Community Missions to continue your work so that the paths before those released from prison are made strait and filled with your righteousness and love. Amen.
Scripture suggestion:
Proverbs 3:5-8:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be a healing for your flesh and a refreshment for your body.


Prayer 5 - Posted December 3, 2015 (Our apologies for the late posting. It has been a busy week at the Mission!)

Holy savior, we praise you today for and give thanks for filling our hearts with compassion. Thank you for teaching us that all people are worthy of your love. Here our prayer and bless us as we follow your call to provide food for those who hunger. We ask your blessing upon the work of addressing hunger and food insecurity that Community Missions does in your name. Strengthen us all so that we can continue to respond according to your will. . Amen.

Scripture suggestion:
Matthew 25:34-35a:   "Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,..."



By The Numbers...

In 2023, Community Missions provided:

12,108 nights of shelter

178,696 meals

2,780 individuals with clothing

3,562 care days in Youth Services

43,388 care days in Recovery Services

72,302 care days in Housing Services

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