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Mission Trips

Mission Trips

2015 All Church Hosanna Mission Trip

Enta_Congr_church_062015_crop_resize_3xWho went on the trip?

 The North Shore Congregation Church team consisted of Jack Clor, Barb Holzhauer, Laura Lennie, Nicole Lennie, John Papineau, Julia Papineau, Paul Scharnweber, Chris Schimpf, David Schimpf, Lindsey Schimpf, Nathan Schimpf, Noah Schimpf, Taylor Snider, Timmy Snider and Hetty Tollefson. We were joined by fifteen teammates from Ozaukee Congregational Church, and by about thirty United Methodists from Berea and Lorraine, Ohio. 




What did the team do?Hosanna_2015_House_complete_crop_resize_3x

Together, we built a house in less than four days! From just a afloor slab on Monday at 8:00 AM, we created a totally finished and furnished home, ready for occupancy at noon on Thursday. Shirley, a fixed-income widow, moved into her new home that day. She no longer had to live in a make-shift two-trailer arrangement that was badly in need of extensive repairs. And her mortgage plus utilities will be much lower than just her utilities were in the trailers! The 24' x 30' home was valued at $90,000. But, because of our volunteer labor, the actual cost was about half of that, making Shirley's mortgage very reasonable.  


 did all this happen?

We left home on Saturday morning, June 20 and returned home on Friday evening, June 26. 



Where exactly is this place?Hosanna_2015_house_roof_trust_crop

Hosanna Industries is located in Rochester, Pennsylvania--about a half-hour northwest of Pittsburgh. Shireley's "blitz build" home is loated in the town of New Galilee, another forty minutes west. Hosanna Industries' Blitz Build for Shirley

How can I learn more? How can I get involved?

Check out to learn more about the organization, or to make an online donation. Join us next year!




All Church Mission Trip 2013 Memories





All Church Mission Trip 2013

Do you have an interest in helping others? Do you enjoy hard work and calloused hands? Do you want to be part of God's Miracles? Are you interested in preparing food for an exhausted work team? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Hosanna Industries may be an answer for that inward calling that God is leading you to express outwardly.

If  you feel called to be part of the July 20-26 Mission Trip traveling to Western Pennsylvania, please contact the office or David Schimpf. For more information on Hosanna go to

Please consider being part of the mission trip by committing to pray or donating funds to offset costs for team members. Registration deadline April 28 includes a $50 deposit. Please return registration forms  and deposit to the office.


All Church Mission Trip 2011

 June 25-July2, 2011 All-Church Mission Trip to Hosana Industies, Inc. Since 1990, HI has completed over 2200 projects in the local Pittsburgh Region and throughout the nation while leading volunteers for over 133,000 volunteer workdays. The total market value for these projects exceeds $26 million while the mission has only spent approixmately $12 million for this work as groups like NSCC volunteers come the share their talents.

The youth of NSCC were blessed to work alongside Hosanna's dedicated, trained staff to construct a community center in July 2010.

Commissioning of Hosanna Mission Team

May 22, 2011 fourteen Mission Team workers were commissioned at the 10:30 worship service.


Reverand Sue Lefeber welcomed the team "who have responded to a call to Christ's service. They have been called to join with others in ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of God's people at Hosanna Industries in Pennsylvania".

Reverand Karl D. Schimpf gave each of the team a cross and asked them to give them away to someone they have met in Pennsylvania who needs hope. I am convinced that God is building a family for eternity. I'm going to ask when they return from their adventure to share their stories with us and let us know to whom they gave their cross that we might rejoice as people of God, answering God's call to adventure...