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Get Involved with These Missions

In response to the commission of Jesus to preach the gospel to all nations, LPPC supports numerous Christian projects, locally, nationally, and internationally. For this purpose the Session allocates more than $100,000 annually from the church budget. In addition, numerous projects are supported by individual members of the congregation who devote their time, talents, and financial contributions to various missions throughout the year.

The following is sample of missions supported through the budget.

Rev. Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar

This border ministry is located in the sister cities of Augua Prieta, Sonora and Douglas, AZ. It provides educational, cultural, and development activities for the community; church development for two new churches; Health Ministry focusing on cancer prevention, and fair coffee trade. www.pcusa.org/mark-adams-and-miriam-maldonado-escobar

Janet Guyer

Janet’s calling is to work with partner churches in South Africa as they respond to the impact of HIV and AIDS in their congrega- tions and communities.
www.pcusa.org/janet-guyer

Rev. David Cortez-Fuentes & Josefina Saez Acevedo

Serving Christ together in Cuba, David and Josey are missionar- ies who work in partnership with the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. This ministry is celebrating the ratified Mutual Mission Agreement between the Iglesia Presbyterian Reformed Cuba and the USA Presbyterian Church. David Cortes and Josey Saez

Presbytery of Philadelphia (PCUSA)

Founded in 1717, the Presbytery of Philadelphia is the oldest Presbyterian corporate entity in the United States and serves as LPPC’s connection to the greater Presbyterian Churches USA and worldwide (USA).

https://presbyphl.org

Blair Educational Center in Kisumu, Kenya

Blair Educational Center serves approximately 350 children. They operate a micro-Finance lender and host medical teams that address disease prevention, nutrition & illness in the community. LPPC has helped to fund the building of a school clinic and has helped to staff the clinic with a full-time nurse at the school. www.blairinkenya.com

Bridge of Hope

BOH is a social organization in Souderton, PA committed to ending homelessness for single parent families in Bucks and Montgomery counties.
buxmont.bridgeofhopeinc.org

Cecil & Grace Bean Soup Kitchen at St. Johns Church

As the largest soup kitchen in Norristown, it provides meals to those in need. LPPC has provided Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners and 350 sandwiches each Tuesday in August for over 17 years.

www.beansoupkitchen.com

Community Dinners-Bread of Life Community Café

The Café is at All Saints Episcopal Church in Norristown, PA. Volunteers from Lower Providence Presbyterian Church participate three times a year to help cook, serve and clean-up for this special community dinner and outreach in Norristown’s West Side.

www.allsaintsnorristown.org

Community Interfaith of Central Montgomery County

Community Interfaith operates both a Food Pantry at Grace Lutheran Church and a Clothing Ministry at Haws Avenue United Methodist Church. The pantry serves over 300 families a month via a Choice Panty format. LPPC members volunteer to bring food from Wawa to the Pantry.
email: thekuh@comcast.net

Baby Food Program (Philabundance)

Baby Food Program is a yearly Philadelphia fund drive in which 100% of donations are used by Philabundance to purchase infant formula and baby products made available to member agencies and people they serve. LPPC participates every Mothers’ Day. www.philabundance.org

Blanket Sunday-Church World Services

LPPC donations are collected the second week in February and provide blankets and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster.
www.cwsglobal.org

Christmas Joy Offering (PCUSA)

The Joy Offering supports current and retired church workers of PCUSA (Presbyterian Church in the USA) in their time of need. It also supports future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Special Offerings PCUSA

One Great Hour of Sharing (PCUSA)

Annually on Palm Sunday, the One Great Hour of Sharing is collected and provides food to the hungry, and helps empower the poor and oppressed.
http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs

Souper Bowl Sunday (Interfaith/Philabundance)

Held annually on Super Bowl Sunday, LPPC youth conduct a fundraising effort to benefit the hungry and homeless in our area. They ask congregation members to bring cans of soup or a monetary donation, collected before and after church services.

All gifts go to benefit one area non-profit that supports the hungry and homeless. In 2019, the recipient organization was the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Collegeville.

www.souperbowl.org

Van Dyke Missions Support

Joel Van Dyke, Director of Urban Transformational Network Development, serves as the Missionary Innovation Leader for Urban Mission Engagement with Remote Resonate Global Mission. His work remains focused on urban ministry leadership development. Joel and Marilyn Van Dyke

Young Life

Young Life is an international organization introducing adoles- cents to Jesus Christ and helping them to grow in their faith. Caring adults go where the teens are to earn their trust and acceptance by developing a connectional outreach. Their goal is to provide kids with a lifelong relationship with Christ and a love for His Word, His mission, and a local church. Locally, the goal is to have active Young Life groups at Methacton, Souderton Area, and Perkiomen High Schools by 2021.

www.younglife.org

Women’s Bridge Resource Center

WBRC helps women in crisis or transition to achieve financial security, adequate housing, sustainable employment, and to gain emotional stability. WBRC works with service agencies, area churches, schools, and other referring partners. WBRC receives no local, state, or government funding. www.womensbridgecenter.org

Days for Girls

Days for Girls is a global movement that prepares & distributes sustainable, reusable menstrual health kits and health education to girls and women in Kenya and other needy communities, who would otherwise miss school and work during their monthly periods. Days for Girls International has reached more than one million girls and women in over 100 countries. LPPC volunteers have made and distributed over 700 kits and for 2019 hope to make and distribute over 500 kits. EaglevillePA@daysforgirls.org

DiscipleMakers

DiscipleMakers is a Christian Campus Ministry in Pennsylvania. Its goal is to identify the next generation of leaders for the Church by training college students in Bible study, gospel-driven discipleship, and evangelism. In 2018, DiscipleMakers had 14 well established campus fellowships and over 1,000 students involved. Their goal is to reach 25 campuses with disciple- making staff by 2025.

www.dm.org

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide organization which partners with churches, businesses, organizations and individuals to provide funding & volunteers to build or improve houses. LPPC has long been contributing financially to the Montco Habitat for Humanity & in 2019 helped to construct a home in Bridgeport. www.habitatmontdelco.org

Intergenerational Mission Trips

LPPC started Intergenerational Mission Trips in 2015. These trips have been very successful in helping chosen communities to address some of their housing repair needs, working in local food & clothing pantries, developing intergenerational teamwork and interactions with the home owners and communities as well as fostering expanded intergenerational relationships (ages 3-84) and special friendships among our LPPC family. To date, these trips have gone to Maine, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina.
www.lppcmin.org

Living Waters for the World

LWW provides sustainable clean water systems for communities in need. LPPC volunteers have installed clean water systems in Peru (1), India (2), Cuba (5), and Kenya (1) at the Blair Educational Center and continue to sustain the systems for their first three years. www.livingwatersfortheworld.org

Operation Christmas Child–Samaritan's Purse

Shoeboxes are a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Each year at LPPC we fill shoeboxes with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. These boxes are shipped worldwide as a ministry to reach children in areas affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, famine and disease with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
www.samaritanspurse.org

Remote Island Ministries

Rev. Glen Knight and his family work to advance the work of the Lord among the islands of the southern Philippines. www.rimnativa.com

Rise Against Hunger-Stop Hunger Now (Rice Ministry)

The organization seeks to end hunger by sending rice packages primarily to schools in countries and international regions in need.
www.riseagainsthunger.org

Royer-Greaves School for the Blind

The school is dedicated to the education of vision-impaired and multi-handicapped children and adults. For more than 80 years, LPPC has hosted a Christmas Party for the students. www.royer-greaves.org

SNEHA-Dr. Reeta Rao

Dr. Rao is the director of the Society for Nurture, Education and Health Advancement at the SNEHA Doon Academy, a Christian ministry in the slums of Dehrandum, India. The program provides health care and education to 1,200 needy children. school.sneha.net.in

Sr. High Mission Trip

Held every summer, this trip gives the senior high youth of the church an opportunity to do hands-on mission work in communi- ties other than our own. The youth raise additional funds for these trips and present a program for the church at a Sunday service upon their return. Recent trips have gone to Cincinnati and Chicago.

The Philadelphia Project

This Christian outreach is committed to the holistic development of the neighboring community in partnership with the local church and through the creation of an engaging and safe community center. It also provides a home repair ministry caring for the homes of the elderly, poor and single-parent families; preschool; after school programs and a summer camp. www.thephiladelphiaproject.com

Timoteo Sports

This Christian organization provides sports leadership and mentoring programs in Philadelphia. Through leadership development, coaches training and mentoring, Timoteo Sports empowers youth to transform their lives and the community. The summer camp is a leadership development program that employs 16-17 year olds as camp coaches to 10-15 year old campers. www.timoteosports.org

Urban Promise

Since 1988 the mission of Urban Promise has been to equip Camden, NJ’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth and Christian leadership, through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and other international programs. LPPC volunteers also work at Urban Promise to improve their facilities.
www.urbanpromiseusa.org

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