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Outreach

World Mission

Our World Mission Ministry directs the church's ministries to people in need in the U.S. and in many countries around the world. Some of these initiatives include:

Support of the Mission of the PCUSA

This includes the functioning of our Presbytery ( Transylvania ), Synod (Synod of Living Waters) and General Assembly. Funds are used for operations as well as local and world ministries, including support of our long-term missionaries abroad.

Living Waters for the World Mission in Mexico

Each year our congregation fields a team of people who travel to a community in the Yucatan peninsula to establish a water purification system in that area of the world, where the water is contaminated and dangerous. If you'd like to be a member of this team, you are encouraged to contact the church office for more information. It's a great way to get into the rewarding area of international mission!

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Presbyterian Hunger Program /Cents-Ability

Our denomination has excellent programs to alleviate hunger in the world, and we support these programs through our budget as well as our "Cents-Ability" offerings.

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Materialism and Land Grabs: A Case Study

Missionaries in Lithuania

Eric and Becky Hinderliter, educators in a Christian university in Lithuania , receive a portion of their support from this congregation. We have had an ongoing relationship with this missionary couple for several years.

A letter from Becky and Eric Hinderliter in the U.S. Lent 2017

https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/letter/best-years-lives/

Dalit Children in India

Four Dalit (‘untouchable') children in India receive direct support from this church through Witnessing Ministries of Christ, enabling them to be fed, clothed and educated.

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June/July Prayer Letter

Bread for the World

Understanding that even while we offer direct support to the needs of the world, we must also attack the systemic causes of poverty and social injustice, this church actively supports Bread for the World, an organization that raises a strong voice in Washington D.C. on behalf of legislations that affect our global policies.

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Call (800/826-3688) or email Rep. Brett Guthrie and Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul today. Tell Rep. Brett Guthrie and Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul to support women by supporting programs that save their lives.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries

This church has sponsored several refugee families, providing them with a place to live and assistance in assimilating into the community. We have enabled families from Bosnia , Iraq , and Liberia to have a new, safe beginning in the U.S. Website

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Recent years have brought a number of natural disasters in this country. Through support of our denomination's disaster assistance program, as well as by sending people for on-site work teams, we have helped to alleviate the suffering from these tragedies.

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Forman Christian College

This Christian college in Pakistan stands as a beacon of hope in a dark area of the world, offering quality education to both Christians and Muslims, and encouraging interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding. Our church sends financial support to this institution.

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Care for Creation

Understanding that we are to be stewards of our Earth, this church participates in the PCUSA program “Presbyterians for Earth Care”, and we regularly offer information to our congregation about ways in which we can be better caretakers of the planet.

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KIVA

This microfinancing organization provides a vehicle for people to lend small amounts of money to people all around the world who are trying to improve their quality of life by establishing small businesses or by obtaining more education. We participate by maintaining a revolving fund which we invest in loans through KIVA, reinvesting the funds as the loans are repaid.

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Good Shepherd Hospital

Good Shepherd Hospital is the primary health care facility of IMCK (Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai), the only medical teaching institution in central Dem. Rep. of the Congo. We support both patient care and medical training in this Congolese Presbyterian institution.

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Current IMCK newsletter

Support for Mission in Madagascar

In an area of the world that is a hotbed for sex trafficking of young women, PCUSA has established a school for girls that gives them shelter, protection, education and a way to a healthy life.

'Letter Home' from Jan Heckler/Madagascar

Thank you letter

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has its roots right here in Danville, KY, where it was established In 1853, operating primarily on the site of the present Centre College. In 1893, the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary was founded, and the two seminaries merged into the Louisville campus. With a fine reputation for the education of clergy of several denominations, as well as Christian educators and counselors, LPTS is one of ten PCUSA seminaries in the country, and the only one within the Synod of Living Waters. Recently, the seminary has launched a program whereby all students will be educated tuition-free, making it more possible for new pastors to respond to calls from our smaller churches. Our congregation has supported LPTS for many years.

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How You Can Get Involved

  • The World Mission Ministry committee welcomes members to join the team, to help to plan our ministry in the world, and to participate in the activities of the team. We meet monthly, usually the first Monday evening of the month.
  • You can join one of our teams traveling to mission areas:
  • the Living Waters for the World team, traveling to the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico
  • the Medical Mission team, traveling to other areas of Latin America
  • the Disaster Assistance team, working in Alabama, Louisiana, and other areas affected by disasters
  • You can participate in our annual Christmas Gift Fair, offering charitable alternatives for giving
  • You can write letters with our Bread for the World initiative, helping to address systemic causes of hunger and poverty
  • You can be on the support team for one of our traveling teams
  • You can contribute to our four annual Special Offerings, which support PCUSA mission ministries, and to our monthly "CentsAbility" offering that supports Presbyterian Hunger Program and local food banks
  • You can pray for our brothers and sisters around the world
  • Committee Members

    Tressa Brown (chair)

    Karl Benson

    Joanie Lukins

    Nancy Martindale

    Jane Preston

    Kim Ragland

    Jim Stewart

    Kate Leahey

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