Missions

     "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”          (Acts 1:8)

     We desire to be an Acts 1:8 church. We want to show the love of Christ here in Decorah and Northeast Iowa. We do this by reaching out and building bridges in the community.

 

Trunk or Treat  - We sponsor this annual event that takes place on Halloween in the Fareway grocery store parking lot in downtown Decorah. This event draws between 600-800 families. We do this to provide a safe place for families to bring their kids, while at the same time showing them the love of Christ.

 

Midwest Mission Bible Training Center -  located in Cresco, Iowa, is dedicated to helping people who struggle with life controlling problems. Every year we invite them to our Sunday worship service before Thanksgiving, to share their testimonies and they join us in a thanksgiving meal.

 

Operation Christmas Child - Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.  Samaritan’s Purse works with many local churches and ministry partners to deliver the shoeboxes and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Each November Stone Ridge participates in Operation Christmas Child.  For the past few years, we have been the shoebox collection site for our area.

 

Angel Tree Ministry reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families at Christmastime, helping to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through Christ. We deliver presents to the children of incarnated parents every year in our local area.

 

We Back the Badge - For the past three years in January, we host the city and county police officers with a catered dinner at church with entertainment. They risk their lives every day for us and we wanted to let them know we love and appreciate what they do for us!

 

LifeServe Blood Drive - we have opened our doors up to them each month, as the site for people to regularly donate blood.

 

Women Infant Child - we have also opened up our doors to WIC which serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five, who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

 

 

Community Vacation Bible Camp - we team up with St. Benedict's Catholic Church, and  collection of churches in our area to provide the best possible week for kids to learn about who Jesus Christ is and what He did for them. It’s truly a great week in which the body of Christ pulls together as one for the sake of the kids!

 

 

Operation Christmas Child