Dorothy Allport Network Mission Offering
For over 25 years, Dorothy Allport was a dedicated volunteer serving the member churches of NorthStar Church Network. For 77 years, Dorothy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Alexandria serving in a variety of leadership positions from Pastor Search Committee (3 times!), Secretary to the Senior Pastor, and Clerk for 30 years!
NorthStar is a Network of churches. No one exemplified church more than Dorothy Allport, so in 2009, the Network Council of NorthStar Church Network established the annual Dorothy Allport Network Mission Offering. NorthStar is privileged to have Network Mission Offering honoring this outstanding lady. Dorothy's faithfulness, tireless energy, and gentle spirit were an inspiration to all who knew her.
Each year, the offering goes to support various ministries. In 2017, the offering supported disaster relief efforts in Dominica, which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September.
This year the offering will be supporting the NorthStar Mission Center.
The NorthStar Board of Directors voted unanimously to begin the development of a mission center for the Northern Virginia/D.C. region. The vision includes providing group dormitory space for individuals and teams from all across our nation who feel called to serve the D.C./ Northern Virginia area for short term missions. It will be located at Manassas Baptist Church, one of our active NorthStar churches.
NorthStar will work to coordinate mission opportunities with our churches for these teams and can also provide training for urban, multi-cultural engagement. Our NorthStar staff looks forward to hearing about ways mission teams can partner with your church through this exciting initiative. We also plan to offer opportunities for college and seminary interns to serve in our mission center and in our churches for 3 to 12-month assignments. The goal is to have a soft launch of the center by the summer of 2019.
Donate to the Dorothy Allport Network Mission Offering by clicking here. Make sure to select the "Dorothy Allport Mission Offering" in the drop down list. You can also donate by sending a check to NorthStar Church Network and noting "Dorothy Allport Mission Offering" in the memo.