Offerings & Projects


Functions and Projects

Adopted Missionary Offering
Baby Showers
Basic Budget Sponsor for New Beginnings
Basic Budget Sponsor for Tupelo Children’s Mansion
Bridal Showers
Church Celebrations, Parties and Receptions
Flowers for those who have lost an immediate family member
Flowers or gifts for those who are hospitalized
Reception for High School Graduates
Ladies Ministries Budget
Mothers Memorial Offering
Reflections Magazine


Reflections Magazine

Reflections Magazine is a bi-monthly publication for Christian women and is published by the Ladies Ministries of the United Pentecostal Church International.   The subscription price is $14.00 a year for six issues.  During the months of November and December, Reflections Magazine can be ordered through our local Ladies Ministries for a special group rate of $10.50 a year for six issues.  If you are interested in this special rate, please see Dianne Panciera to place your order.


Offerings

Budget

This money is collected at each meeting and is used to defray the expenses of the Ladies Ministries Department as well as expenses incurred by various church sponsored dinners, receptions, showers, and parties. It is also used to defray the cost of providing flowers and gifts to those who have lost a member of their immediate family or who are hospitalized. Funds may also be used to assist in meeting any special financial needs of the church.

Mothers Memorial

Collected on Mother’s Day, half of this offering remains in the local church and is used to support Ladies Ministries events. The other half is sent to the Connecticut District Ladies Ministries. The Connecticut District Ladies Ministries keeps half of its portion to fund district Ladies Ministries functions and sends the other half to the UPCI Ladies Ministries. The UPCI Ladies Ministries uses its portion of this offering to support various UPCI ministries:   Global Missions (missionary appliances and assistance for overseas Bible Schools and Ministry Training programs), North American Missions (literature and Prison Ministry), Office of Education and Endorsement, The Urshan Graduate School of Theology, World Network of Prayer, My Hope Radio, UPCI Music Ministry, and Church Advancement. Funds are also allocated by the UPCI Ladies Ministries to meet the financial needs of Lighthouse Ranch for Boys, (a home for troubled boys), Tupelo Children’s Mansion (a residential childcare facility), Haven of Hope Girls’ Home, (a residential program for girls ages 13-16 with behavioral and emotional issues), and New Beginnings, (a maternity care center for young women in need and a child placement service). In addition, Mothers Memorial funds support the various Ladies Ministries Connections: Today’s Christian Girl, More to Life (Bible-based literature), P.U.R.E., Ladies Prayer International, H.O.P.E. (for women in divorce crisis), Women of Worth (for widows of ministers), Reflections Magazine, and A.B.L.E. (for persons with special needs and disabilities).

Adopted Missionary Offering

This offering, collected at the annual Christmas Celebration, is sent to the UPCI Ladies Ministries and is used to send each global missionary child a card and $15.00 on his/her birthday.   For Christmas, each global missionary family is sent $130.00 plus an additional $15.00 per child.


Special Offerings & Sponsors

Tupelo Children’s Mansion

Each month, as a basic budget sponsor, the Ladies Ministries of The Apostolic Church of Enfield sends a $10.00 offering to Tupelo Children’s Mansion, a residential childcare facility that provides family unit and individual care, as well as services for children with emotional problems.   The Mansion is available to children whose relationship with their parents and whose family situation, level of development, and social or emotional problems are such that placement at Tupelo Children’s Mansion is determined to be the most appropriate service for them.   Children in need, regardless of race, color, or religious background are accepted at Tupelo Children’s Mansion for love, care, and nurture.   To children who are hurting due to abandonment, abuse, and neglect by parents and families, Tupelo Children’s Mansion extends the loving hand of Jesus Christ, providing them the opportunity to grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally.   It is endorsed by the United Pentecostal Church International and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Basic Budget Sponsors for the month of:

2017
September — Meghan Szczepanek
October — Lauren Deschamplain
November — Darlene LaGrange
December — Joan Dupuis

2018
January — Debra Brodersen
February — Renee Readout
March — Lisa Dupuis
April — Doris Pulford
May — Kris Perdion
June — Peggy Readout
July — Sandra Wilson
August — Deborah Ritschard


New Beginnings

Each month, as a basic budget sponsor, the Ladies Ministries of The Apostolic Church of Enfield sends a $10.00 offering to New Beginnings. New Beginnings located in Tupelo, Mississippi, serves two functions.   New Beginnings’ Erwin Maternity Care Center provides services to women in crisis pregnancies who are considering releasing their infants for adoption.   This is a residential facility licensed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.  It accepts referrals from all over the United States and from other agencies.   One of its goals is to provide an alternative to abortion to young women in crisis.   New Beginnings is also a professional adoption agency, licensed and operated under the laws of the State of Mississippi.   It is endorsed by the United Pentecostal Church International and is governed by a Board of Directors.   Its purpose and intention is to provide permanent homes for infants, as well as older children in need of placement.

Basic Budget Sponsors for the month of:

2017
September — Lauren Deschamplain
October — Darlene LaGrange
November — Carmen Mullen
December — Deborah Ritschard

2018
January — Debra Brodersen
February — Renee Readout
March — Lisa Dupuis
April — Doris Pulford
May — Kris Perdion
June — Peggy Readout
July — Sandra Wilson
August — Joan Dupuis