Mission

Abington Presbyterian Church

Abington Presbyterian Church
1082 Old York Rd
Abington, PA 19001-4593

Telephone: (215) 887-4530
office@apcusa.org

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Mission: In Service to Others

APC Mission Council:  Mission Opportunities

Mission Council activities reflect a growing focus on support that is both financial and hands-on. The Council believes that hands-on mission helps us develop a sense of partnership with the ministries we support, promotes social and intergenerational interaction among APC members and, most importantly, makes a substantial difference in the lives of the people we touch. To participate in any of these mission opportunities, please contact a member of Mission Council or call the Church Office at 215-887-4530.

Special Offerings Received by the Presbyterian Church (USA):

One Great Hour of Sharing

 

Outreach Programs that Mission Council supports with your mission dollars:

TheVillage (formerly Presbyterian Children's Village)

Presbyterian Women from churches throughout Philadelphia founded Presbyterian Children's Village as an orphanage in 1877. While programs have changed during the years as the needs of children have changed, its mission has remained the same-to heal the spirits of children, families and communities broken by violence, addiction, poverty, mental illness, racism and other serious social problems. Today, PCV serves more than 2,000 children and their families annually through a variety of child welfare, behavioral health and educational programming.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Thousands of people face real disasters every day. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) program enables congregations of PC(USA) to witness the healing love of Christ by caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events. Church World Service (CWS) and Action by Churches Together (ACT) provide rapid response to disaster events worldwide. Supporting these organizations allows us to work together, affirming our unity in times of disaster. We have sent mission dollars to Iran, Haiti, Liberia, the Sudan and the Belsan school tragedy in Russia. We collected toys and sent them to the Iraqi children and purchased games for the mentally challenged at the Abington Consumer Center. We have given mission dollars to Florida for relief from the 2004 Hurricane damage and to Illinois after tornados struck the area, and now we are giving to PDA for the Hurricane Katrina emergency.

 

APC Hands-On Mission

Face to Face

An organzition in Germantown offering dignity, compassion and a sense of community to those in need.

Church Has Left the Building

An all-church opportunity to "worship God with our hands" through a series of hands-on mission opportunities on a Sunday.  There is something for people of all ages and abilities.

West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square (WKM)

West Kensington Ministry at Norris Square is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Missional Faith Community in the Philadelphia Presbytery.. It is an urban ministry led by the Reverend Adan Mairena.

WKM provides weekly Sunday worship and Wednesday evening Bible study to the West Kensington community.

On Friday nights, area youth participate in "Open Mic", an opportunity for youth to meet in a safe environment and share their talents on stage.

Sunday evenings are, "Sunday Supper" nights where up to 40 people participate as families in a unique learning program. Families sit together in family units to have a hot meal and interact around "the family dinner table". After dinner they are taught about nutrition and how to prepare the dinner they just had. At the end of the evening they are given a market basket of the ingredients needed to prepare the dinner at home. The purpose of this program is to promote healthy eating habits and stronger family bonds.

WKM has filled a faith void in the local community and is growing. WKM provides the opportunity for the people of West Kensington to take a faith journey together… to explore what it means to follow Jesus Christ by action as well as belief.

APC has provided help at work days where we have cleaned up and repaired the church. We have members serving on WKM's Ministry Oversight Council. We provide financial assistance for worship, activities and property maintenance and improvement.

If you would like to know more about this exciting ministry, click this link.

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