Reaping the Harvest Results for 2015

Each year in the fall, the Lakewood UCC family is asked to fill out a Reaping the Harvest form. The form asks for the total number of hours volunteered in the past year and the total amount of charitable giving in the past year. In addition, there is a section for listing the organizations, institutions, and activities to which donations of time and/or money have been made. Round figures are fine. There is no auditing of this information.

In this way the church receives information about the volunteering and financial giving of the congregation.

The ministry of the church is not just what is done on Sundays or even what is done specifically as a church. The ministry of the church is what everyone in the church family is doing day in and day out to share God’s love.

This year 23 forms representing about a third of the congregation were turned in. Here are the results:

Total Hours: 7,355
Total Dollars: $159, 890

Organizations, Institutions, and Activities:

Blood One
League of Women Voters
Meals on Wheels
Coalition of Immokalee Workers
American Civil Liberties Union legal panel, board, and foundation
Crop Walk
Family Promise
Pinellas County Schools
Church Choir
Community Tampa Bay
Clearwater Central Catholic High School
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Derby Line
Freefall Theatre
Harvard University
Girl Scouts
Metro Wellness
12 Step Programs                                                                                                           Pet Sitting
Donating items
Operation Attack
Advocacy for Environment/Conservation, Gun Safety
Helping neighbor
Suncoast Choir
Neighborly Senior Centers – Sunshine Center, Enoch Davis Center
St. Petersburg College Library
Menorah Manor
Phillip Benjamin Towers
Mills College
Political groups and candidates
Melanoma Research
Underwood at Westminster Shores
Making tote bags
Westminster Shores Gallery
Feeding America
Making travel pillows
Emily’s List
Democratic Party
Interfaith Association
Russian Heritage
Environmental Projects
Training Caregivers
International Relief Organization
Rutgers University
St. Petersburg International Folk Fair
Sunday School
Eckerd College
Sierra Club
Spiritual Counsel
Grinnell College
Catholic University
Westminster Suncoast Committees
Avelos Scholarship Fund
Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College
Salvation Army
Chewonki Foundation
Kenwood Neighborhood Association
Making storage holders for walkers
CASA – Community Action Stops Abuse
Quality of Life Surveys Westminster Suncoast
Union Theological Seminary
Act Blue
Eden Theological Seminary
Sierra Club
Gun Control advocacy
SPCA Tampa Bay
Pinellas County Schools
Guttmacher for Women
Ocean Conservancy
National Parks
Metropolitan Ministries
Tutwiler Clinic
Planned Parenthood
World Wildlife Fund
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Tampa Bay Watch
National Organization for Women
Women for Women International
Alzheimers Foundation
Human Rights Watch
Heart Association
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Witness for Peace
Doctors Without Borders
New College
Amnesty International
Wellesley College
American Friends Service Committee
United Farm Workers
Red Cross
Union of Concerned Scientists
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Nature Conservancy
Florida Conference UCC
Amherst College
Save The Children
Westminster Suncoast
Doctors Without Borders
International Wildlife
Habitat for Humanity
United Nations Refugee Agency
International Rescue
Local food banks
Local arts community
National Public Radio
Children International
Public Broadcasting System
Emory University
American Diabetes Association
Americans for Responsible Solutions
Southern Poverty Law Center
Foundation for International Community Association
Carter Center
Barton Public Library
Ghost Ranch
American Association of University Women
American Stage
Good Samaritan Church
Center for Development South America                                                                   Salvation Army
Church of the Isles
Wednesday Poets
Museum of Fine Arts
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Project Prosper
Pasadena Methodist Church
Rincon UCC
Welfare Fund
United Way
Bertorl Magnet School
Florida Orchestra
Phi Betta Kappa
Reading Buddy
Indiana University
University of Illinois
University of Florida
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
Back Bay Biloxi Mission
Heifer Project
All Children’s Hospital
Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens
Veterans of Foreign Wars

And, of course, Lakewood United Church of Christ

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