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Mission Statement

Provide Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.

Upcoming Events

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“Jubilee Food Market” Effort Continues- “O.A.S.I.S. Shares” Available

“Stock Options” ($25/each) help fund major project for grocery store; HOW MANY DO YOU WANT?

Architectural plans, meetings with contractors and neighbors, and the help of “professionals” who understand the food industry continue to drive this major effort to bring healthy and affordable food to the “food desert” of North Waco. Recently named “JUBILEE FOOD MARKET” by hundreds of votes from those engaged, the store awaits funding to remodel the 6500 sq’ building. One effort kicks off this month will offer “shares” of OASIS stock at $25 each sold to supporters who want to invest in the project. To fully underwrite the entire project, we are estimating the cost at $488,000. At $25 per OASIS Share, the non-profit grocery needs to sell 19,525 shares. (4000 shares for remodeling; 10,000 shares for first year start up, staff and inventory; and 5525 shares for the ECSIA Hydroponics Greenhouse.) While other fundraising efforts, including grant proposals, etc., are being implemented, your investment in any one of these three areas will significantly impact the proposed outcome. Each share entitles the shareholder to quarterly reports on the status of the store (proposed opening September, 2016), participation in an annual “share holders meeting,” and a free “OASIS CLUB CARD” with discounts on purchases in the store. Shareholders who purchase a minimum of 50 shares ($1250) will have their name listed on the Founder’s Board in the store. Those purchasing 100 shares ($2500) are listed a “Bronze Donors,” 200 shares ($5000) are “Silver Donors” and 400 shares ($10,000) are considered “Gold Donors.” Want to buy a few? Contact <jdorrell@missionwaco.org>.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR SHARES!!


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2016 Race ONE 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run! Sat April 30, 2016. Go to www.missionwaco.org/raceone/ for all the details. This is our 5th year! The BEST DEAL IN TOWN at $15 for the 5k, $10 for the 1 mile — and FREE for neighbors from Brook Oaks and Sanger-Heights and Mission Waco programs.

Race One – 5th Annual – Saturday April 30, 2016

Jubilee Park, 1308 N. 15th (corner N. 15th & Colcord – Mission Waco main office)

5K Timed Race — 8am

Fun Run (1 mile untimed) – 9am


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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Mission Waco will hold their general orientations for volunteering.  Weekly volunteer orientation on Fridays @ 3pm at our main office, 1315 North 15th Street.   Call 254.753.4900 for more information.


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Haiti, India and MxCity “Exposure Trips” Change Lives!

 Mission World offers international global trips…Come go with us !

 From the orphanage for physically and mentally disabled children in Mexico City to the slums of India and Haiti, your life will never be the same once you get to know the names and faces of real children and adults who struggle daily. For 25 years, Mission Waco has been taking groups to serve others in poverty and learn from them, as well as help empower them. Trip dates and costs are on the website.


  wcclogo       party15Party Planning and Fair Trade in High Demand Around HereWorld Cup Café & Fair Trade Mkt.’s group room offers shopping from around the world If you are looking for a great location for your group’s meal, don’t wait long to reserve the World Cup Café and Fair Trade Mkt. The café can hold up to fifty (50) guests in the back room where our global products are for sale. Contact the café at 254.757-1748 soon for your party.

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or come on by the store to find that perfect gift located at 15th and Colcord.  We are  carrying our fair trade clothing, jewelry, and accessories along with housewares and other unique gifts from around the world.  We are proud to serve Waco and central Texas!   We love music, and we love food.  Put them together and you get Saturday Nights at the Cup.  From 5:30-8, we feature a special meal and live music.  Look HERE for the upcoming schedule!

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“Urban Edibles” open weekdays and serving after Lenten Service (3/16)

Check us out on Facebook:  <https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=urban%20edibles>

Mission Waco’s Food Trailer parked at N. 15th/Colcord Ave with great menu items

We come to you! For example, we’ll be at First Lutheran Church at noon on March 16, to serve the downtown Lenten churches after their weekly Lenten service. We can serve at your event, but you are also welcome to get out of the office or house and stop for a pulled pork sandwich, a few sliders, french or sweet potato fries, or other tasty items. We’re right across the street from the World Cup Café MondayFriday for lunch,11:00-2:00. As the weather get’s warmer and the days get longer, we’ll likely be serving dinner, too! Urban Edibles was built with donations from the community to also provide job training, under the guidance of our experienced cooks, for lower-income adults and teens. If you want us to come to your church party, outside event, or whatever, we just need a guarantee of $450 worth of gross sales. Call the main office (254.753-4900) or email <urbanedibles@missionwaco.org>.


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Children’s Play at Jubilee Theatre on April 22, 23, and 24

Tickets Available Soon online at <www.jubilee-theatre-waco.org

Pity poor Streptococcus – it should be a piece of cake for a fairy godmother to tell the story of Snow White but her wand is bent and things aren’t going quite as they should. Then, to make things worse, she’s interrupted by a couple of English policemen who are hot on the trail of two very devious and dangerous criminals – children who are causing no end of trouble in the forest. Their names? Hansel and Gretel! Streptococcus doesn’t believe a word of it and neither do a well-behaved pair of kiddies in the audience who volunteer to help her tell Hansel and Gretel’s familiar tale. But before everyone lives happily ever after, the police insist on having their say and the well-behaved kiddies aren’t happy about that at all…


youth 11.15Youth Job Training in 76707- Apply now!New program focusing on 16-24 year old to get and keep work Mission Waco’s three-phase job training program teaches “soft skills” to learn to be a good worker, provides work experience with a stipend, and helps urban youth find jobs. Applications are currently being taken at Mission Waco’s main office, 1315 N. 15th St. Youth and young adults can be in or out of school.

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Hawaiian Falls Partners With Mission Waco For Jobs & Discount Tickets

Summer fun deal once again! You can get discounted water park tickets all season at the Mission Waco office, for only $17 (compared to $26.99 full price), and the all-day cold drink wrist band is only $3 (+credit card fee of 3%). But more than a great deal, there are urban youth (ages 16-24) who get the possibility of a summer job.

 


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Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund

a Mission Waco opportunity for lower income children and teens Jerry Johnston loved the arts and the poor. His life showed it. While he played and enjoyed music sitting on the board among the elite in the Dallas Opera Company, he also remembered the poor wherever he lived or traveled, creating a home for homeless boys in Bogota, Colombia, serving though NYC’s City Harvest hunger ministry, and even visiting inmates in the jail ministry with his church. As a local Waco resident with two Baylor University business degrees and post graduate studies at Duke, he succeeded in the business world in banking and became one the Top 20 Young Businessmen of Dallas. At age 57, his earthly struggles ended. To celebrate his legacy and continue purposeful efforts in keeping with Jerry’s life, friends and his mom have blessed the creation of a special Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund through Mission Waco to allow those who loved and respected him a way to express their appreciation for his life. READ MORE…

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