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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

With Hurricane Harvey devastating South Eastern Texas and with Hurricane Irma’s damage to Florida we encourage individual and churches who wish to reach out to PDA.

PDA has a long been a witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.

PDA continues to be in touch with presbytery leadership in New Covenant, Mission, and South Louisiana Presbyteries. National Response Teams are being deployed into the affected regions when it is safe to do so. 

We will post more information on relief efforts for Hurricane Irma as we receive them.

For more information on how you can give click on the link below –
http://pda.pcusa.org/situation/tropical-storm-harvey/

Please designate gifts to DR000169-Harvey, you can give online HERE. Giving information (where to send checks, how to give via phone, etc.) can be found HERE. 

If your church is talking about planning a mission trip to the affected areas please contact the presbytery office, there may be other individuals or churches who would like to travel with you.  presbynorth@comcast.net or 570-368-3906.

Thank you for your continued support and compassion for those in need.

Krislund Mission Work Camp

2017 work camp flyerClick on the link on ways you can help at Krislund  2017 MISSION WORK GROUPS AT KRISLUND

2016 Mission Yearbook

1 a Pages from info on mission yearbookClick on this link for the 2016 Mission Yearbook

Williamsport First Presbyterian Church and the Beloved Community Council

First PC WMSPT

2016 PC USA Mission Experience

2016 PC USA Mission Experience

Out Of The Darkness…Into The Light

A group of Presbyterian women will travel to the San Francisco Bay Area in California, September 22–30, 2016, for PW’s fourth USA Mission Experience. They will connect concerns raised by past USA Mission Experiences and Global Exchanges with similar issues in the Bay Area. Participants will encounter challenges to God’s promise of a beloved community and witness to the faithful work being done by our sisters in the San Francisco and San Jose presbyteries.

 The USA Mission Experience equips women with an understanding of the region’s history and culture, the existing ministry of the church and the challenges faced by local women and children. On this trip, participants will

  • learn about human trafficking, domestic violence and immigration issues;
  • develop skills to advocate for immigrants and survivors of human trafficking;
  • identify resources women can use to help eliminate slavery and domestic violence;
  • examine the myths and realities of immigration; and
  • explore personal immigration stories.

Applications are due to your PW in the Synod moderator by July 15, 2015. Download an application now!

2016 Youth Triennium

Presbyterian Youth Triennium July 19-23 2016 – Plan now to attend! watch your emails for more information. If your youth groups are interested in attending contact the Presbytery Office.  Consider becoming the an adult delegate for the next Youth Triennium.

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Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church

2015 Mission to Maine Jersey Shore Presb

Family Care for Children and Youth

At Family Care for Children & Youth, our passion is not just for doing our job, but for doing it well so that children find the stability they need, families are able to provide caring affection, and home is a place that feels safe.

We start by finding families within the community who are ready and willing to provide for children needing loving homes, carefully teaching them the proven techniques, theories and responses so that the children in their care grow strong and able to form positive connections. In this way, our families are able to become successful, creating a home environment where any child can feel safe and wanted.

While we are dedicated to every case and every child, we need all the help we can get! We are always looking for loving families who are ready to take a child into their home. If you or someone you know is willing to help by opening your doors to provide respite, emergency, or permanent care for a child who needs you, then contact us today! We encourage all of our families to always consider adoption as an option for children who cannot return to their families—a plight which has affected the lives of so many children in Pennsylvania.

With five offices located around Pennsylvania, there is a location near you! Call now and see how you can help us change lives, one child at a time.

Family Care Foster Parents

Friends of Renacer

Hogar Renacer means Home of Rebirth, and it is just that to the children who live there and the friends who visit. One of the projects supported by Asociación Brigadas de Amor Cristiano, Hogar Rencer is in turn supported by churches and individuals from many countries.

Friends of Renacer is an ecumenical support network for the children’s home and the connected the Christian school, which serves the community. We are based in northern central Pennsylvania. Our teams visit and work at Renacer two weeks each summer.

Visit their facebook page to see how this ministry makes a difference in someone’s life.

 

 

 

PCUSA Special Offerings

Pentecost offering

Bobbi Updegraff from the Lycoming Presbyterian Church in Williamsport is an an ambassador for our PCUSA Special Offerings program or Presbyterian Disaster Assistance since 2000—She would love to come to your churches to interpret mission for these Special Offerings. Please contact Bobbi ( robertaupdegraff@me.com )if you are interested in scheduling.

The Pentecost Offering, is awesome in its scope for the future.

The Pentecost Offering includes a local component For those of us passionate about equipping the next generation for service this is win-win. The Pentecost Offering provides opportunities for our local youth groups, and supports national youth ministries as well. Let’s promote the Pentecost Offering and utilize the funds that flow back to our local churches.
A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency:
• Young Adult Volunteers
• Ministries for Youth
• Children-at-Risk

For more information on the Pentecost Offering click here –  http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/pentecost