As we look forward to the many Christian serving opportunities helping others and spreading the Good News coming in 2009, your Peace Missions funds this past year has been instrumental in numerous local and international benevolence organizations. Representatives from many of the local organizations have visited with us during the church service this past year to inform you personally of their organization’s outreach. Nationally, Peace Missions supports the work our denomination provides through the One Great Hour of Sharing and Disaster Relief coordinating programs like our New Orleans Missions group participated in this fall. We also support missionaries and organizations serving people facing the many overwhelming challenges in Africa.
The following is a list of benevolence organizations funded by Peace Church Missions funds:
Presbyterian Church USA – Presbyterian Disaster Relief, Church World Service, and Three Agency Presbyterian Missions
Our church supports local charities and missions around Martin County, among them: Habitat for Humanity, Love and Hope in Action (Homeless outreach), Meals on Wheels, Safe Space, Samaritan House for Boys and Families, as well as Presbyterian Church (USA) missions: One Great Hour of Sharing, 3 Agencies Mission, 2 Cents a Meal, and Presbyterian Disaster Relief Program.
Throughout the year our active church creates many additional opportunities for fellowship, interaction and devotion.
Although there are too many to mention and many change with interest and leadership, we want to give you an idea of what takes place:
- School supply collections for local school children
- Scholastic Book distribution for local school children
- Christmas Stockings for Children through the Salvation Army Stocking Program
- Blankets for the needy through Church World Service
- Yearly rummage sale
- Food & Hygiene supplies collection/distribution for local homeless & homeless veterans
- Student scholarship award program
- Easter egg hunt
- Fellowship and refreshments after church services. Social event lunches, picnics and dinners
We welcome you to join us in any activity. You need not be a member.
In 2009 the Peace Presbyterian Church Session created the Peace Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund, a permanent fund that offers the opportunity for lifetime giving and charitable estate planning designed to financially fortify Peace Church and provide for long-term mission and programs offered through the church. The Peace Presbyterian Church Investment Committee manages the endowment fund. More information is available through the church office.
Elev8 Hope at elev8hope.org
Family Promise of Martin County at mcfamilypromise.org
Habitat for Humanity of Martin County at habitatmartin.org
House of Hope of Martin County at hohmartin.org
Kane Center/Council on Aging of Martin County Meals on Wheels at kanecenter.org/programs/meals-on-wheels
Kin Doo Family Center, Indiantown, FL at kindoofamilycenter.org
Love and Hope in Action at lahia.org
Missionary Flights International at missionaryflights.org
Safe Space at safespacefl.org
Port Salerno Elementary school, Stuart, FL:
Scholastic Book Program
Salvation Army of Martin County Angel Tree Christmas Stocking Program