South Plains Presbyterian Church

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Missions


South Plains Presbyterian Church has a history and reputation of giving 10% of its operating budget every year to local, national and international mission programs.  When you give to South Plains, you then help to support these missions. 

A great deal of thought, prayer and discussion goes into every financial commitment. Session has approved a set of guidelines to help us concentrate our efforts. We emphasize organizations that are:

- local

- relatively underfunded

- or an organization in which one of our church members is active


The Church supports the local chapter of Meals on Wheels, an organization that delivers home-cooked meals to those in our community who are unable to shop or cook their own meals easily. One of our elderly patients receives these and has commented how good the food is. For him, they allow him to stay independent in his own home and receive the nutrition he requires.  This is a very tangible way to help. 

South Plains Presbyterian Church is very involved with two local Habitat For Humanity - in Charlottesville and in Fluvanna County. Habitat partners with families to allow them to afford their own homes that meet their needs. Just recently, two homes were dedicated in Charlottesville which had just recently been completed. 

The South Plains Presbyterian Church also supports the Mission of Hope in Bolivia, allowing people to receive necessary surgeries and medical treatments by skilled and trained doctors that they would not have otherwise have access. 

The South Plains Presbyterian Church also maintains its famous Mission Crafter group. This group provides a Sampler to present to each family when their house is dedicated. They also knit and coordinate thousands of baby caps to go all over the world to those in need. They recently took on a new project of preparing care bags for new women in Haiti. 

Those four organizations, along with more than a dozen others are supported by the South Plains Presbyterian Church. 

The Missions Committee at South Plains takes seriously the New Testament mandate to feed, clothe, extend assistance, provide shelter, and share the Gospel message everywhere - locally, nationally, and internationally.



Organizations Supported by South Plains Presbyterian Church

Habitat for Humanity in Charlottesville/Albemarle County


Habitat for Humanity - Fluvanna County


Emergency Food Bank - Charlottesville

Fluvanna Food Bank

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Children's Home of the Highlands, Wytheville, VA

Support for a PCUSA Missionary

Presbyterian Chaplaincy Project

Alliance for Interfaith Ministry

Theological Education Fund

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle and Fluvanna

Medical Benevolence Foundation


Mission of Hope - BoliviaWorld Disaster Relief

Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference 


CenterOutreach Foundation PCUSA

Camp Hanover

 


Special offerings through PCUSA include JOY gift, One Great Hour of Sharing, Souper Bowl Sunday, and monthly Centsability Offering in support of local, national, and international hunger programs.


Individual members support those who walk for hunger in the annual CROP Walk and in other charitable efforts.  Emergency funds are approved by the committee throughout the year at the time of national and international disasters.


An Alternative Gift Fair in the Fall provides an opportunity for the church to promote charitable alternative gifts to selected projects as well as to purchase free trade items through SERRV and Partners for Just Trade.  The Fair also promotes Zuni Presbyterian Home through the sale of Virginia peanuts.


South Mission Crafters and Benevolence Society meets on the third Sunday afternoon of each month during the school year. The purpose of Mission Crafters is to create useful items for distribution through Presbyterian Benevolence Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and other programs. The group annually dedicates baby caps, sweaters, and blankets, quilts, for mission programs and hospital carry-bags for veteran's programs and blankets for local shelters and Linus Project. The family of every new Habitat for Humanity home is given a personalized sampler as a housewarming gift from South Plains Presbyterian Church. South Plains Mission Crafters has become known for its hands-on ministry in which many other churches and individuals join. In 2012 Mission Crafters dedicated over 1700 items.

 

 

 
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