Community Partner Support
Weekly service offering
At Sunday services, a cash offering is collected and all funds are donated to a partner organization in the community. Each month a new organization is designated to receive all offering donations for that month. In months with five Sundays, a special project is chosen to receive funding on the fifth Sunday.
2016 Monthly partner donations
- January: Domestic Violence Intervention Program, $1,400
- February: Hospice, $1,000
- March: Crisis Center, $1,300
- April: Elder Services, $1,500
- May: Table to Table, $1,050
- June: Comm. Mental Health, $1,000
- July: Free Medical Clinic, $1,150
- August: Free Lunch, $900
- September: Emma Goldman, $950
- October: Shelter House, $1,500
- November: Free Dental Clinic, $1,400
- December: United Action for Youth, $1,350
2016 Fifth Sunday project donations
- Minister’s Discretionary Fund, $635
- Partner Church in Romania, $3,000
- Black Lives Matter, $550
- ND Standing Rock Pipeline Camp, $600
Recent community partners
- Inside Out Reentry is our March Community Partner - Inside Out Reentry Community is based in Iowa City and serves people returning to Johnson County after incarceration. They help ease the transition back into the community by providing assistance with employment, housing, life-skill training, social and support groups, and other resources.
- DVIP is our February Community Partner - The Domestic Violence Intervention Program provides comprehensive support and advocacy to victims and survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity and hope. Direct services include crisis phone support and safe shelter for women and children.
- Abbe Mental Health Center is our January Community Partner - The Abbe Center for Community Mental Health coordinates licensed professionals who work as a team to provide diagnostic and treatment services. Team members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and peer support specialists.
- The Free Lunch Program is our December Community Partner - The Free Lunch Program operates six days a week, with volunteer teams preparing and serving nutritious meals to anyone who is hungry. The guiding principle of unconditional respect and hospitality has been as integral to the program as the hot, nourishing meals.
- The Free Dental Clinic is our November Community Partner - The Dick Parrott Free Dental Clinic’s dentists, hygienists, and students volunteer to provide dental services to adults and children in our community without insurance. The Free Dental Clinic is a program coordinated by the Free Medical Clinic of Iowa City.
- Shelter House is our October Community Partner - Shelter House provides safe shelter and helps people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. In addition to providing emergency housing, the organization helps locate permanent housing and provides employment and mental health services.
- The Emma Goldman Clinic is our September Community Partner - The Emma Goldman Clinic empowers women and men in all life stages through the provision of quality reproductive health care that includes abortion services, gynecology services, safer sex promotion, and active education. Click to learn more or donate
- The Free Medical Clinic is our August Community Partner - The Free Medical Clinic provides quality, comprehensive medical care for the uninsured and underinsured. All service offerings in August will be donated to support their efforts. Click to learn more
- United Action For Youth is our July Community Partner - UAY is a Johnson County community organization whose mission is to nurture the potential of all youth to create, grow, and lead. The downtown youth center includes recording and art studios, performance space, and offices for street outreach.
- Johnson County Neighborhood Centers is our June Community Partner - JCNC offers long-term commitment to families in the several neighborhoods they serve. They offer a consistent and stable presence and provide a balanced mixture of programs (e.g., preschool and after-school) and activities that build community and teach new skills.