Mission Partners

An arm of our Session’s leadership of the entire congregation, the Mission Committee is charged with creating, nurturing, and funding ongoing mission partnerships both here in our neighborhood and around the world. The flags in our Ligo Room in our building represent the countries where our church has a mission connection. Here are examples of the kind of partnerships in which our congregation is engaged:

Alternative Gifts
Every winter our mission committee sells Alternative Gifts for people to give as Valentines. The funds go to our various mission partners for specific needs in their ministry.

City Rescue Mission
Located in New Castle, PA, City Rescue reaches out to the community with a food pantry, a free lunch and by providing temporary shelter for homeless people in Lawrence, Butler, and Beaver Counties. They also work on a long term basis with the men on addiction issues.

Dominican Republic
Since 1997, the NWPC has been involved in a mission ministry with the Iglesia Evangelica of Sabaneta de Yasica, D.R. More than 45 of our fellowship have traveled to that town with Rev. D. Angel Cancu through medicine, dentistry, education, construction, pure water and ministry with teens.

Darfur Outreach
This is a project of Frontier Fellowship that is supporting a Sudanese outreach to the Fur people in Darfur. They are providing training to lay leaders in 45 house churches. Our funds are helping with the cost of tuition for leaders to attend Gereif Bible school. The goal of Darfur School Outreach is to support a Jesus movement among the Fur people, led by the Fur people.

5 Talents
Five Talents fights poverty, creates jobs and transforms lives by empowering the poor in developing countries through innovative savings and microcredit programs, business training and spiritual development.

Habitat for Humanity
A non-profit Christian Housing ministry that works both to eliminate poverty housing around the world and to make adequate housing a matter of conscience and action.

Joy Offering
Annual Christmas offering given to PC (USA) for designated areas of need. (Pastoral retirees/Board of Pensions and ethnic minority schools.)

A holistic education project looking to educate and empower the children of Mathare Slum and their families.

Local Need
The Mission Council provides confidential financial resources to needs known by the pastors.

New Wilmington Mission Conference
The NWMC looks to deepen the missionary spirit; seeking fulfillment of the Great Commission, with a focus on youth ages 12-25. Mission interpretation meets the duty and ideal of carrying the gospel to ALL the world. NWMC uses its Presbyterian mission heritage to encourage a deep spiritual life of fellowship with God by promoting service and witness for Jesus Christ.

New Wilmington VFD
Annual donation to the New Wilmington Fire Department for support of their work in our community.

One Great Hour of Sharing
Annual Lenten offering given to PC(USA) for the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Pittsburgh Seminary Student Aid
Each year we provide financial aid to a general student aid fund.

Local Seminary Students
Annual gift to each seminarian under the care of the Session.

Pioneers Bentleys Bolivia
Pioneers works with national believers and their indigenous mission organizations in strategic partnerships to develop and share resources. By initiating and promoting church-planting movements through these partnerships with national ministry leaders and their ministries, Pioneers extends the reach of its work and makes the Good News available among the world’s least reached peoples.

Frontier Fellowship
An organization created by Presbyterians to find where God is at work among the 2.5 billion people who have no Christian witness in their culture and to support the new believers. They also help educate and connect congregations here with these frontier mission movements.

Pittsburgh Regional International Student Ministries…to see every international student and visiting scholar befriended, led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and disciplined for His service.

Root International
Partners with churches, ministries, and community organizations to promote and strengthen their capacity and effectiveness, through benevolence, education and communication.

Shenango on the Green: a Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Community
The mission is to provide quality service to the elderly. It is a Christian not-for-profit facility dedicated to providing a quality living environment and services which support individuals, enabling them to remain as independent as possible.

Shenango Presbytery Mission
Shenango Presbytery provides opportunities and resources for our congregations to connect with mission. The funds are used to provide scholarships for mission trips and the Perspective’s class. This also pays for guests from other parts of the world to come visit our churches.

Sudan - Gereif Bible School
Gereif Bible School is one of the oldest theological institutes in Sudan and it was established by American missionaries. Gereif trains church leaders, teachers and evangelists. During breaks, the students run a mobile school to provide training in remote areas. Our donations provide support for students, faculty, administration and operating costs.

PCUSA coworker Ingrid Reneau Walls Ghana
Ingrid is a missionary who is based in Scotland serving at the Akrofti-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture. She is engaged in research that will contribute to the development of Christianity and Christians in the fundamentally primal cultures of South Sudan’s cattle-keeping communities. She will also teach writing classes at the university.

Thank Offering
Annual Autumn offering given to PC (USA) for designated areas of need.

Wee Kirk
A conference with great speakers and workshops made available at a very small charge for leaders and members of small (0-200 member) churches for spiritual refreshment and learning. At present there are nine such conferences.

PCUSA Mission coworker Sharon Kandel
Sharon is the Regional Liaisons for The Horn of Africa. This means she is taking care of the other missionaries in this region.

Westminster College Chaplain
Funds provided to the Westminster College chaplain for discretionary spending, which subsidizes scholarships for retreats, the annual Jubilee, student’s trips and purchase of books.

Witnessing Ministries (India)
The mission arm of the Rural Presbyterian Church of India. This is the church that has risen from the ashes of the “Untouchables” and the “Outcasts.” The objective is to lead the Dalit people out of the abuse and oppression of the centuries old caste culture of Hinduism and into the light and healing faith of Jesus Christ.

World Mission Initiative
World Mission Initiative is a part of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. They are dedicated to helping Presbyterians develop a mission vision, nurture mission vocations and cultivate missional congregations.

Leah (Pollock) Preston coordinates volunteer groups who will travel to other countries and help locals build church buildings or schools.

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