In addition to the myriad of programs MWPC members and
the Mission Committee support, the Mission Committee hosts the highly
competitive MWPC Annual Chili Cook-off and the popular BBQ
and Bingo dinner in the fall.
Here’s a list of the projects/missions supported by MWPC
both financially and with volunteers:
Dr. Laura Layer and the Philadelphia Chapter of Medical Campus Outreach.
Missionaries Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado Escobar
serving at the US-Mexico border in Agua Prieta Mexico.
MWPC provides financial support and volunteers for:
The Sharing Center - and their programs (Food Pantry, Bless our Soles shoes for children program,
Financial Assistance, Thrift Store, and the Oasis Homeless Walk-in Center
providing respite and hygiene services.
Rescue Outreach – the only emergency shelter in Seminole County. It provides services to the
homeless and to those who are on the brink of becoming homeless with a men’s
and a women’s shelter, both in Sanford.
Grace ‘n Grits - a meal program in Sanford that provides meals to the working poor as well as
the homeless every Wednesday.
Missions - support the organization that rescues trafficked persons by assembling Shoe Boxes of Love,
dropping off toiletries to be assembled in blessing bags, and sew bags to donate to help those rescued.
Bell Ringers – a December holiday tradition.
Angel Tree - participation means receiving names of
underprivileged, homeless and foster children in our area through the Friends
of Abused Children in Seminole County and providing gifts for them. MWPC has
been a banner participant for the past 15 years. This past year we donated
gifts for 100 names to the cause.
Turkey Drive - (in support of Rescue Outreach). We’re talking tonnage of turkeys!
Periodically, MWPC members and friends go to Haiti to
provide services to the seminary, agricultural projects, orphanage, and medical
clinic supported by Thousand Hills Ministry.
Various Presbytery and PC(USA) programs including: PATH
(2 cents a meal collected the first Sunday of the month and at community
dinners) and Special Offerings (the One Great Hour of Sharing; Pentecost offering supporting at risk children,
youth and young adults; Peace and Global
Witness offering supporting ministries
of reconciliation and peace; and the Christmas Joy offering providing financial
assistance to Presbyterian church workers and to programs promoting education
for communities of color and racial equity. Finally, the PC(USA)’s programs for
disaster assistance and worldwide ministry are supported by the gifts of the
will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion,
and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2
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