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.
Buy Hawaiian Falls Discounted Tickets @ Mission Waco Office $16 each (normally $26.99) All-day drink pass $2.50 (normally $2.99) You can get a great deal to take your group or family to Hawaiian Falls here in Waco or at any of their other Texas sites. Just drop by the Mission Waco office, 1315 N. 15th St., and purchase them. Costs quoted above do not include required taxes. Tickets are good all summer.
BAYLOR CAMPUS VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION DATES
Orientation Date confirmed:
Wed, Sept 2
Bill Daniel SUB
Beckham Room, 2nd floor
You don’t have to be a Baylor Student to attend. To volunteer at Mission Waco, you have to attend an orientation. Why not start this fall? There are over 26 programs you can be involved with!
10th Annual “Shoes for the Homeless”- $40 buys a new pair of shoes “Walk for the Homeless on Sunday, Sept 20, 8:00–10:30, begins with distribution of new shoes There aren’t many gifts more important to a homeless person than a brand new pair of shoes. Those who walk miles each days in thrift store shoes that never seem to fit right,once a year get the joy of choosing their own pair of shoes and sizing them at a local store. When you donate $40, a local homeless person who registers at Mission Waco’s “Meyer Center,” 1226 Washington can go on one the frequent shuttles in the weeks before the “Walk for the Homeless,” to select their own shoes. If you want to help, please put “Shoes for the Homeless” on you check to Mission Waco, or go online<www.missionwaco.org> and write the same on your comment. We hope you will also join us for the 1.2 mile “educational/prayer walk” through the streets of downtown.
or come on by the store to find that perfect gift NEW ADDITIONAL LOCATION located at The Blue Horse 1525 Austin Ave. in addition to our original location at 15th and Colcord. The Blue Horse location is carrying our fair trade clothing and accessories along with housewares. We are proud to have two locations now serving Waco and central Texas! WE will be having an open house at THE BLUE HORSE on Aug. 20 from 4-6 pm.
World Cup Café Now Open on Saturday Evenings, 5:30-8:00 Special menu and live music all summer long! After years of requests from our daily customers, we’ve finally decided to open one evening a week with a new menu and live entertainment. The food choices are tasty and affordable and the music this week is performed by singer/songwriter Wes Cunningham, also a cast member in the movie “Sironia.” No reservations are necessary, so just grab friends and family and come eat and tap your feet!
Neal Jeffrey to Speak at MW “Champions for Christian Service” Breakfast September 17, 6:45am at Waco Convention Center; Tables are $325 for 8 attendees.
The former All-American quarterback of Baylor’s famous “Miracle on the Brazos” victory over the Texas Longhorns in 1974 will be speaking at our annual breakfast, which recognizes Christian service. He lives out the Christian lifestyle. He is one of America’s most powerful and passionate communicators, speaking for corporate conferences, national conventions, sales organizations, sports teams – twice for the New York Yankees – school districts, student groups and churches from coast to coast. Everywhere he goes he inspires audiences to go “higher, swifter, stronger” in the critical areas of life. In addition to a busy speaking schedule, Neal serves as a speaking/teaching minister at the 28,000-member Prestonwood Church of Dallas, Texas, where he has served for over 25 years. He and his wife Sheila live in the Dallas area and have three grown children. His new book, If I Can, Y-Y-You Can! is available nationwide. Tables are available now. Contact the office at 254.753.4900 for more information.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN AUSTIN, TX, OCTOBER 14-16
Learn how to impact your community through Christian community development
Register now for “Early Bird Discount: <www.txccdn.net/events/no-need-among-you/>
Jubilee Theatre kicks off season with “God’s Choice” (a Neil Simon play)
September 18-20 comedy based on the suffering of Job in modern day
Afton Foreman will direct this Broadway comedy about a successful Long Island businessman, Joe Benjamin, who is a modern-day ‘Job’ with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household employees. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff) with a mission: test Joe’s faith and report back to “the Boss”. The jokes and challenges of faith are quick witted s as Neil Simon spins a contemporary morality tale like no other in this hilarious comedy. Call 254.753.4900 for tickets or more information.
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.