MISSION
As Christians, we are called to share God’s love with the world.  We at Independence show that love in a variety of ways, and invite you to join us!
 
 
Most recently. we served brunch to families at Cleveland’s Ronald McDonald House!
 
THE KNIT-WITS
 
 
Our largest ministry group is comprised of a group of women from the church and neighboring communities who meet on the first and third Wednesdays if the month, crafting beautiful prayer shawls, blankets, clothing , and infant layettes.    At Christmastime, the women donate  hundreds of items to a variety of local agencies.
 
HOLIDAY
PROJECTS
 
Just before Thanksgiving,  we celebrate our In-gathering , a collection of food and donations which we share with churches hosting food pantries and holiday meals.  
 
As the season progresses, we adopt a family with whom to share Christmas gifts – clothes, food, toys and more!
 
 
LOVE, INC.
 
 
Love, Inc. is a Christian organization which assists hundreds of individuals in Cuyahoga Country.  In addition to providing monthly financial support to Love, Inc. , which helps with support to people beyond what any one church might do,  we have participated in the October Coat Drive.  All are welcome to donate toiletries, food, and clothing which Love, Inc. distributes throughout the county.
COLLECTIONS AND OFFERINGS
 
In 2017 we made financial contributions to Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and His Disciples’ Cooking Ministry, both serving  those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We also helped with the hurricane relief efforts of Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Florida.
 
Also in 2017:
We participated in a Rise Against Hunger Event with the Presbytery, helping to pack 10,000 meals to serve the world;
 
Our Vacation Bible School children donated a Buddy Bench to a school in Cleveland;
 
Our Sunday School children raised money from a min-tree sale for hurricane relief efforts;
 
We collected box tops to  help a school in Cleveland.
 
MORE 2018 MISSION!
 
We’ve helped to Recycle Pots and Pans to help people getting started in new apartments and homes!
 
We’re collecting food for the South Hills’ Lend a Hand!
 
We’re helping to serve Community Meals at Bethany Presbyterian Church!
 
We’re serving breakfast to families at the Ronald McDonald House!