Community Food Pantry
Our Food Pantry has served the community for more than forty years. The pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you would like to donate food to support the ministry of the Food Pantry, please leave your items in the church kitchen or deliver them to the pantry during operating hours.
Christmas Joy Offering
In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift--the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing thatwill communicate a depth of love that our words cannot.
As important as gifts to loved ones are, we have an opportunity to give gifts that help many people we do not know through the Christmas Joy Offering. These gifts in particular draw us back to the manger and God’s perfect gift to us--Jesus Christ.
Jesus came to live among us, bringing light into darkness, and reconciliation to God and to one another. A perfect gift from a gracious God.
During this Christmas and Advent Season, we celebrate leadership; past, present and future through support of the Christmas Joy Offering. We do so because church leaders greatly impact our lives of faith, walking with us down the path to be more like Jesus. We want those church leaders and their families who find themselves grappling with a critical financial need to have the resources they need which are provided through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions.
We also support the offering to help our future leaders in the church and world, like those educated at our Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Supporting these students helps the whole church develop leaders who reflect the wideness of God’s intended diversity. For those supported through the Christmas Joy Offering, this help is truly a gift from above.
May our gifts, and the leaders who receive them, point us always to the truth of the one whose birth we celebrate, Jesus Christ --the truly perfect gift.
Ways to give:
Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions: www.pensions.org, click on Plans & Programs●Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/resc/From this page, you can also link to the institutions supporte
Our congregation is connected to PC(USA) mission co-workers Jeff and Christi Boyd in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Christi serves as Facilitator for Women and Children's Interests; Jeff is Regional Liaison for Central Africa. Christi and Jeff recently visited us and gave an inspiring presentation on their work and ideas for what we can do to support their work.
Our Sunday school classes for all ages meet from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on the first floor of the church. Everyone welcome!
It's always a treat when the children join us at worship with a skit or a song.
We care about the Earth
We are one of four congregations in Monmouth Presbytery that have been certified as Earth Care Congregations. To become certified, we took the "Earth Care Pledge" and completed activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
Sabbath House and Gardens is a new ministry of our Church. Located in our historic manse, Sabbath House offers learning and retreat opportunities and is home to our New Worshiping Community. The Gardens include the Giving Garden, where we grow organic vegetables to share, and a Community Garden which offers sunny plots for members of the community. Visit the Sabbath House website for more information.