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God’s Love in Action

Missions is a major aspect of Roser Church and we share God’s grace to all kinds of people all over the world. The Missions Committee assists the congregation in supporting worthy missions and providing opportunities to demonstrate God’s love in action. We are able to support these ministries locally, nationally, and internationally using our resources including your time, talent, and treasures.

Hands On Opportunities

Pray for our missionaries, their families, their safety, their health and their mission organizations. Contact us for more information!
Our Daily Bread – Help feed the homeless
Hope Seeds – Help pack seeds to send to Haiti and other areas
Youth for Christ – Volunteer, listen to the kids at club, supply food and beverages, send a kid to camp­—it could change his/her eternal future
Turning Point – Donate underwear and socks
Jim Russo Prison Ministry – Donate towels, linen and men’s needs
Beth-El – Any kind of donation helps the migrant workers
Roser Food Pantry—Volunteer or donate food items
Roser Thrift Store—Volunteer or donate

MOM

Each month a mission is chosen as MISSION OF THE MONTH. A table is set upin the Narthex offering more information about the mission. A representative of the mission is asked to present a “Mission Moment” during a Worship Service one Sunday during the month. To donate to the mission of the month, please use the envelope in the pew and mark for Mission of the Month or GIVE online and note that your donation is for MISSION OF THE MONTH.

Anna Maria to Africa

Our Mission Fest is held annually in February. All of the missions supported by Roser are invited to attend. Meet ordinary people that serve the Lord as missionaries and volunteers, learn about missions around the globe­, and find out what you can do right where you live!

Following the Worship Service your are invited to enjoy refreshments while you browse the booths in the Fellowship Hall!

Budgeted Ministries

The following mission organizations are supported through the annual mission budget. If approved, emergency needs or special projects are supported through the distribution of Special Funds. EXAMPLES: Agape Flights airplane repair $1000, CROP Hunger Walk $100, Feeding Children Everywhere $400, Hurricane Relief $500, Jim Russo Prison Ministries $400, Kirabo Seeds $400, Loving Hands $400, Wycliffe Bible Translators $400, Youth For Christ $1000.

Mission Statement

Jesus, not the institutional Church, is the Savior and Redeemer of the World. As the Body of Christ, we are given the privilege of working with Christ to share His grace and love with individuals and the whole world. There is no place where we can go where Christ is not already at work before us. READ MORE

A Flyer’s Dash

The books are available for purchase from the church office during office hours. The cost of a book is $15 and all proceeds go to support Roser Missions. It is a great gift! Call ahead (941-778-0414) and we will get Jim to sign it for you. A Flyer’s Dash represents the factual documentation of a Florida farm boy who graduated in June, 1942, and, almost immediately, entered the United States Navy. It is the history of an aviator, to whom, seemingly everywhere he served, unusual events seemed to happen. No one, to the knowledge of the author, experienced such challenging and dangerous abnormalities. Jim has recently learned that he is the only existing former Navy Pilot who had been quadruple qualified!

Agape Flights

The vision is a world where missionaries never lack resources to share the unconditional love of Christ. The mission is to provide excellent aviation service delivering cargo, mail and humanitarian aid to missionaries. Nearly 13 million people live in the areas regularly reached by Agape’s flights to Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. The supplies transported to more than 350 missionaries are used to change lives, one person at a time. Each year, Agape Flights touches the lives of more than 1.5 million men, women and children through its affiliated missionaries who provide clean water, community health, education, evangelism, medical services, microenterprise, orphan care and vocational training.

All Island Denominations (AID)

The purpose of this non-profit Christian organization founded in 1982 is to offer charitable assistance to those persons in need on Anna Maria Island and/or members of one of the island congregations. AID accepts requests for financial help, generally on a one-time only basis to a particular client. AID assists island families with groceries through the AID/Roser Food Pantry housed here at Roser Church. Non-perishable groceries are available weekdays by appointment (call 778-0414). AID also sponsors and organizes annual worship services. This non-profit organization is run by the six churches on Anna Maria Island. It is governed by both clergy and lay leaders – all volunteering their time.

Hope Seeds

Hope Seeds is a a non-profit Christian charitable company which supplies quality vegetable and garden seeds to the hungry and hurting of our world, and teaching good gardening practices toward a more sustainable solution to world hunger. Hope Seeds distributes its product via Christian missionaries and/or mission teams from many denominations to help feed the whole person – body, mind, and soul. The seed is packaged in small zip lock packets of ten varieties and species chosen for the climate and culture of the nation they are being sent to. It is free of charge. Plant A Seed! Feed A Soul!

Mercy Ships

Offering waves of mercy and bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. Africa is massive in size and NEED. Yet, in a land filled with poverty, disease, limited health care… Mercy Ships is a compassionate response to a world in need. Following the 2000-year-old model of Jesus, Mercy Ships seeks to become the face of love in action, bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor. Utilizing the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, Mercy Ships transforms lives… bringing free medical care, hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread was organized in 1984 in response to our community’s need to feed the hungry. Our Daily Bread of Bradenton is a community-driven organization that provides free daily meals to all who are hungry. Roser extends two hands to this group: financial backing as well as people to serve the meals. Over twenty families are on the list of helpers called to help. We work on the second Monday of every month, and on the 5th Sunday (four times a year.) Every volunteer comes away from the task grateful for the experience. Feeding the hungry is just part of the bigger picture that offers help to the homeless. (Did you know there are more that 2000 homeless children in Manatee County?)

Youth for Christ

Roser donates to the local Manatee County chapter of this organization. Manatee YFC Ministries holds weekly meetings for local youth at each of the elementary, middle, and high schools as well as detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters. Through our youth, YFC reaches out to families. Manatee YFC is asking God to raise up an army of caring adults who will establish relationships with kids around the area. Volunteers are needed to serve directly with students, intercessors, financial partners, and help in the office. Their mission to reach local teens with the message that God loves them and has a plan for their lives.