Clifton Park

Startpoint Church in Clifton Park marks anniversary by helping others

The City Mission of Schenectady receives a check for over $2,000 from Starpoint Church.
The City Mission of Schenectady receives a check for over $2,000 from Starpoint Church.

As part of its 15 year anniversary celebration, Starpoint Church in Clifton Park recently presented the City Mission of Schenectady with a check for $2,750 as a part of its “Dress for Success” program.

In addition to providing food, housing, and a number of other services, the City Mission seeks to help men and women become sustainable by empowering them through job training and job support. Dress for Success helps them prepare for job interviews and the workplace by providing work-appropriate clothing.

“We are grateful for a generous gift like this and honored to be a part of the 15 year celebration,” said Mike Saccocio, Executive Director of City Mission. “Starpoint members come down and they’re serving meals here, they’re volunteering across campus. As much as we love this gift, the gift of your time and talent is really the most precious gift of all. We’re grateful and honored at City Mission to be partners with Starpoint. We look forward to doing great things together in Christ’s name in the days to come.”

The check was given from a special $15 monthly offering that is being given to different
organizations in the community throughout the year,

Donating an extra $15 a month to be given away to various organizations is something Roscoe Lilly, Starpooint’s lead pastor, challenged church members to do throughout the year-long anniversary celebration. 

Other initiatives include praying for 15 minutes a day, inviting 15 people to church, and serving a cumulative 15,000 hours in the community.

This is not the first time Starpoint has donated to local organizations. In November, Starpoint donated $2,855.00 to Cheryl’s Lodge, the Captain Community Outreach Center in Halfmoon Heights. 

The church also helps children at Cheryl’s Lodge by providing “Hunger Boxes” on school breaks and weekend meals for the summer food program. 

In January the church donated $3,171 to the Shenendehowa School District’s Bountiful Backpacks program.

“Our heartbeat is sharing and showing the love of Jesus to the people in our community,” said
Lilly. “We want people to know that we are for them, the church is for them, and that ultimately,
Jesus is for them.”

The church holds services on Sundays at 9 a.m.,10:30 a.m. and noon with children’s programming at each one. service. 

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