Mission Network

The Mission Network

At Presbyterian Church, we are creating oppotrunites to service not only with your generous financial support, but also with your heart.  Each month, you can get a Mission Network Newsletter that keeps you up to date on ways you can engage.

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Here is a list of on-going mission opportunites:

 

MISSION NETWORK PROGRAM

(We encourage your participation!)

NAME

DESCRIPTION

CLARA’S CUPBOARD

520 West Front St. Ste B

TC 49684

231-922-4688

·         This mission is sponsored by the Grand Traverse Commission on Aging (which provides services that help senior citizens remain at home) and supported by our congregation.  There is a donation cupboard in the Narthex.

·         Clara’s Cupboard provides personal items to low-income seniors that are donated by our congregation as well as others.

COMMUNITY MEALS

Contact:  Dan Schafer

·         An ecumenical mission involving about 6 churches providing meals for those in need.

·         It is comprised of 2 different outreach activities:

o    Weekly meals (Monday-Sunday) served at Trinity Lutheran Church – our congregation works the first Sunday of the month.

o    Holiday meals at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas with both sit down and home deliveries.

DIXIELAND DEVOTIONS

Contact:

Worship Committees

·         A devotional worship service with a Dixieland flair, is a gift to the community from our church, sponsored by the Worship Committee, with help from the Evangelism Committee.

·         A free-will offering is taken with 100% of the proceeds divided equally between 4 local charities, chosen each year by our church’s Mission Committee.

FELLOWSHIP QUILTERS

·         This is a group that meets at our church on a regular basis.

·         They often have mission-type projects.

FRIEND-TO-FRIEND

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         Volunteers of our church make visits to Shut-ins who are not able to attend worship or be involved in other church events.

HEIFER PROJECT

Contact: Jan Coley

231-276-7150

·         Their mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.

·         Composed of people of faith, working to achieve the above by giving people a hand up rather than a hand out.

·         Our church becomes involved immediately after Thanksgiving until Christmas.

HOSPITAL VISITATION

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         Volunteers from our church help out the pastors by making visits to those in the local hospital.

HYMN SING AT HAWTHORNE COTTAGE

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         Volunteers from our church gather once a month at the Pavilions to sing hymns with the residents.

MUNSON MANOR MEALS

Contact: Fran Kamps

231-392-6955

·         Once a month, through volunteers from our congregation, our church is responsible for providing and serving a meal to the people temporarily residing at Munson Manor, while a loved one is at Munson Medical Center.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN BLOOD DRIVES

Contact:  Gail Schneider

231-929-9245

·         Holds 6-7 blood drives per year at our church

·         Volunteers of our church operate the canteen and provide cookies.

SECRET SAINTS

Contact: Young Adult Committee

·         Each year, the congregation is invited to sign up and be matched with a young adult who has graduated from High School and is now going to college or has ventured out into the working world.

·         Secret Saints are asked to keep in contact with their matched young adult at least once a month throughout the year.  Suggestions on how to do this are provided and at the end of the year, the Secret Saints are revealed.

·         This is a great program that shows the love of our church family to the young people of our church after they have moved on from High School.

SHAWL MINISTRY

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         Volunteers knit special shawls filled with love and all kinds of colors.

·         The shawls are then Blessed and given as needed to persons, who are ill or hurting in some way, in an offering of love through Jesus Christ.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.

·         With Stephen Ministry—

o    Pastors don’t carry the burden of being the congregation’s sole caregivers. They have a team of gifted, trained, committed lay caregivers ready to minister to hurting people inside and outside the congregation.

o    Laypeople have a chance to use and strengthen their leadership and caregiving gifts in meaningful ministry–serving others while experiencing tremendous spiritual growth.

o    People who are hurting no longer suffer alone. A caring Christian friend comes alongside them to provide emotional and spiritual care for as long as the need persists.

SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS

·         From time to time, when the need arises, we, as a congregation, come together in a group effort to send specific items to persons in the military stationed overseas.

TC PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN MINISTRIES

Contact: Presbyterian Women

·         We support the TC Presbyterian Women in many ways all through the year. The Thank Offering, the Christmas hat and mitten tree, and the Christmas Cookie Sale, to name a few.

TLC MINISTRY

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         Volunteers of the church provide food and other kinds of help to those in our congregation at times of need.

TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY

Contact:  Deacons

·         Administered by our church’s Deacon board.

·         This ministry supplies transportation to those who may need a ride to a doctor’s appointment, to the store for food, or to the church for worship or other events.

YOUTH MISSION SUPPORT

Contact:  Youth Committee

·         The Mission Committee is working towards helping the youth of our church grow in their mission involvement.

·         The youth have many ongoing mission projects each year and they work hard at the fund raising efforts for those projects.

·         The youth also make plans for scheduled mission trips that may be local, within the U.S., or even out of the country.