Serving the World
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is the relief agency of Mennonite Church USA and other related denominations. With programs all over the world, they work in collaboration with local initiatives to respond to humanitarian needs. There are a variety of ways we support the work of MCC, including:
Helping with the Kansas MCC Relief Sale, a highly successful fundraiser held each spring in Hutchinson.
Assembling school and health care kits.
Volunteering at the MCC Great Plains warehouse in nearby North Newton.
Namaste India Children’s Fund (NICF) partners with Indian Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) serving the street children population – generally orphaned and abandoned children. Jointly, they are committed to providing a safe and loving place where these children can grow up, a place where education and nurturing are valued. Monies raised by NICF help the children of a village called Udayan, founded by another NGO called Vatsalya, where currently 55 children reside. The campus includes residential units, K-8 school facilities, a kitchen and dining hall, meditation center, on-site health clinic, recreational and vocational facilities.
Mennonite Mission Network — the mission and service agency of Mennonite Church USA — provides a wide variety of service opportunities for Mennonite churches and individuals. Lorraine Church has helped support a mission worker in the Ukraine. We have also sent several of our young adults to serve terms of service in the Voluntary Service and Service Adventure programs. For more service opportunities (both abroad and in the U.S.) through Mennonite Mission Network, click here.