We support several international organizations, including
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone.
We believe human rights abuses anywhere are the concern of people everywhere. Outraged by human rights abuses, but inspired by hope for a better world, we work to improve people’s lives through campaigning and international solidarity.
Each month we join with others around the world to write letters protesting abuses of human rights.
Healthy Women Healthy Families Program
Healthy Women Healthy Families supports a range of programs of Presbyterian partner churches globally that promote health, education, and development of women and children. Each spring we offer Mother’s Day cards for a donation as part of the Mother’s Day Project. The money raised goes to support this ministry of PCUSA.
Living Waters Project
Our Church school and the Mission Commission paid for a water system at the Big House Orphanage in Haiti in 2012, which was installed and is maintained by some Haitians and our partner church; Grandview Methodist in Winslow, Kansas. Our Sunday school continues to raise money for replacement parts each year. For more information see the Living Waters Project.
Alternative Giving Fair
Each Christmas season we run an Alternative Giving Fair in Fellowship Hall, where gifts may be purchased in a spirit of charity. We offer both “symbolic” gifts such as cattle and food crops through Heifer International, and tangible gifts of handcrafted items and Fair Trade coffees, teas, and chocolates.
Our congregation partners with the Hudson River Presbytery in its endeavors through the Peru Partnership.
From the Hudson River Presbytery’s webpage:
An Adventure in Mission, the Presbyterian Way…
From the rugged desert coastline to its majestic Andean mountains, God is at work among the people in Peru. Presbyterian Mission Co-Worker, Jed Koball (former pastor in Hudson River Presbytery and current resident of Peru) is our link to the Peruvian people, supporting and connecting us to ministries among God’s people in one of the must culturally rich and ecologically diverse nations in the world — the land of the former Incan Empire.
A new partnership is emerging through which we will engage the PC(USA)’s Peruvian partners who live out the gospel of Jesus Christ by combating poverty in its most vicious forms through courage, perseverance and coordination in the face of corporate greed, political corruption, climate change and the remnants of a violent past.