Mission Partners

BRO (Board of Religious Organizations)
We help give holiday gifts to needy children through various St. Louis agencies coordinated by this non-profit service organization. Most of the recipients are referred by our Neighborhood Houses. BRO can always use donations of new and gently used toys.

ECH – Every Child’s Hope
“Partnering with the community to assist children, youth and their families in their individual quest for health and wholeness through quality, faithful, professional services.”  ECH offers a wide variety of care. Everything from residential treatment to on-grounds schooling to counseling, we help them offer something for each person they serve, no matter what their age or their need.

Eden Theological Seminary
Eden Theological Seminary is a graduate school in Webster Groves, MO preparing women and men for ordained Christian ministry. One of the seven seminaries of the United Church of Christ, Eden is a community that seeks God’s justice and peace in the world. Eden is welcoming, inclusive and ecumenically diverse.

Emmaus Homes for the Developmentally Disabled
Emmaus provides homes and activities for people with developmental disabilities. As part of their residential services, Emmaus serves nearly 40 homes throughout the community and at two campuses. The Senior and Adult Services program helps residents to learn, make friends and get involved in their community through a variety of social, educational and recreational activities.

Gateway ONA Coalition
Because we seek to embrace the diversity of God’s people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Gateway Open and Affirming (ONA) Coalition serves as a resource for churches. They strive to serve as a spiritually supportive resource for LGBTQIA (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer or Questioning/Intersexual/Ally) individuals and their families and friends.

Habitat for Humanity – St. Louis
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis builds simple, decent, and affordable housing in St. Louis City and County. Habitat can and will build homes in any city, village, or community that is willing to work with them to improve both individual lives and entire neighborhoods.

Joint Neighborhood Ministries
Joint Neighborhood Ministry (JNM) is “more than a soup can.” It’s a small nonprofit agency dedicated to meeting the needs of the community. The service area includes parts of 63118 and 63104 zip codes. It tries not only to feed the hungry, but also to supply clothes, provide financial assistance, meet health needs, and offer significant support services to those who struggle for self-sufficiency.

Lydia’s House
“Providing transitional housing for abused women and their children while working in faith to end domestic violence.”

Neighborhood Houses
Since 1913, Neighborhood Houses has supported low-income families and children of inner city of St. Louis. Neighborhood Houses inspires children and families to reach their potential through transformative, educational, and empowering experiences anchored in faith, hope, and love. They provide affordable, state-licensed and accredited, early childhood care and education serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years; quality after-school programs for children ages 6 to 12 years at thirteen St. Louis city and County elementary schools; and parent engagement and education programs, serving young mothers ages 13 to 22 years.

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)
Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the work we do in the regional, national and global church. OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed to keep local United Church of Christ churches strong, effective, and growing. Samuel Church is a 5 for 5 congregation of the UCC, giving to Basic Support and all four Special Mission Offerings: Neighbors in Need, The Christmas Fund, One Great Hour of Sharing, and Strengthen the Church.

Union Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 
Union Avenue Christian Church (DOC) is a partner in supporting Samuel’s Chinese Ministry.