Volunteering Victoria State Awards Finalist 2016

On November 17, 2016, representatives from the World Mission Society Church of God attended the Volunteering Victoria State Awards ceremony. The awards ceremony took place in the spectacular Queen’s Hall, inside the stunning surrounds of Parliament House in Melbourne. A panel of judges drawn from the volunteering sector considered nominations and shortlisted the finalists. The World Mission Society Church of God was one of the finalists under the Excellence category. This …

UN CERF Invites Church of God to Its 2017 High-Level Conference

On December 13, 2016, the World Mission Society Church of God became the first church to be invited to a high-level conference of the United Nations. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN CERF) hosted its 2017 High-Level pledging conference, where General Pastor Kim Joo-Cheol of the Church of God delivered a speech and introduced the church. “The Church of God believes in God the Father and God the …

Cheering Up Residents at Maywood Center for Health and Rehab

Cheering Up Residents at Maywood Center Volunteers from the Church of God in Ridgewood spent this past Sunday cheering up residents at Maywood Center for Health and Rehabilitation as part of the East Coast Volunteer Service Day 2016. Through an array of activities, including upbeat performances, singing competitions, and dancing, volunteers hoped to lift up the spirits of the elderly residents. The lively mood and atmosphere were a great change …

Cleaning Sandy Debris in Jamaica Bay

Jamaica Bay Relief Effort Removing ten tons of debris is no easy task. But that’s how 200 members from the World Mission Society Church of God in New York spent their Sunday on September 22nd. Volunteers worked with the American Littoral Society to remove the debris that was left on the coastline since Hurricane Sandy’s damage to Broad Channel and the Rockaways last October. To efficiently pick up planks, trash, boat …

West Virginia Flood Relief Efforts

In just a few hours on June 23rd, thunderstorms pounded the state of West Virginia with torrential rainfall. The accumulation of more than nine inches led to disastrous flash flooding across most of the state. Runoff caused the water level of the Elk River—a major river in West Virginia—to reach over 33 feet, breaking the previous record of 32 feet set in 1888. Thousands of homes and other buildings were …

East Coast Mega Blood Drive 2016

In its third annual Mega Blood Drive, the World Mission Society Church of God accomplished yet another great feat—a mega blood drive in 13 different locations at the same time in one day, not only on the East Coast but even in the Caribbean. The Church of God hosted its blood drive in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The …