Ridgeview Mennonite recognizes the value in missions and supports and is involved in the following organizations.
This is a yearly monetary ingathering that coincides with the Mennonite Relief Sale. Each church is encouraged to deposit loose change in a huge water bottle for a month.
Reaching out to teens in our local community.
Charles and Anne Marie work with SEND reaching out to the Japanese community in Tokyo, Japan.
Faith Bible Missions
New World School is located in Fond Parisian, Haiti, and operates under Faith Bible Mission. The school was started in 2005 by young people of the church where Smith Noel was pastor for 25 years. They began with only kindergarten and have added a grade each school year. They now have up to 6th grade and have about 300 students. They are using the first floor of Smith’s house and a detached make shift structure. The plans are to build a school building at a separate location where the well was recently dug. Please take a moment to watch the video of the well digging and see a photo of the children and their school. This well is nearly 200 feet deep and was dug entirely by hand. We PRAISE God that no one was injured during the process. We thank the Lord for the way the school has grown and He has blessed us with financial resources to continue. He has been faithful!
OYATE CONCERN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Oyate Concern Inc. is an organization working to serve the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in south-west South Dakota. Wendell Gehman, son of Ridgeview's John and Norma Gehman, is the school administrator. Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy9iFVuRuso to view a video that explains the school's mission and their needs.
FOOD PAC PROGRAM
Ridgeview congregation shares with other community churches to provide weekend food bags for children within the Pequea Valley and Conestoga Valley School Districts. If you would like to donate please make checks payable to Ridgeview Mennonite Church Food Pac program. You are also welcome to come help pack food at Ridgeview on Wednesday from noon until 1 pm through the school year. Days and times subject to change, depending on school schedules.
VEMZO (Visión Evangelística y Misionera de la Zona Oeste)
Since 2004 Ridgeview has partnered with other ACC congregations to share in learning, prayer and mutual exchange with congregations from the western part of Argentina. Visit http://www.mennonitemission.net/OurWork/Partners/Pages/VEMZO.aspx
NEW HOLLAND FOOD BANK
Helping to provide food for families in need.
HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER
This center is located in New York City and provides a support system and encouragement for men working with life controlling addictions.
Each year during the month of November a Sunday will be selected to give special emphasis to local and global missions work supported by the Ridgeview congregation.
NICKELS FOR NEIGHBORS
This is a yearly monetary ingathering encouraging the children in our congregation to find creative ways to help other children in need. Atlantic Coast Conference chooses the program each year.