See a list of activities for 2013
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church engages
in a variety of activities focused on helping others. Mission activities
have been strongly supported by the church since it was founded. From
providing a meal for a local family in need to helping with disaster relief
efforts, we believe in reaching out to meet the needs of people in our
church, our community, and our world. This is accomplished by volunteers in
our church family.† Many
organizations in the church participate in mission projects including the
Deacons, Sunday School, youth groups, the Womanís Association, Needlework
Guild, and C-farers.
We also provide financial support for
mission work, and the primary committee responsible for allocating money
for mission projects is the Mission Interpretation Committee. This
committee selects and prioritizes giving from its budget, sponsors mission
talks and American Red Cross blood drives, coordinates the congregationís
participation in the Inter-Faith Hospitality Network and the local CROP
Walk, and offers the congregation a copy of the denominational mission
yearbook for prayer and study.
The following organizations have received
significant contributions of money and/or volunteer labor in the past year.
Disaster Assistance: helping
Storm Sandy victims in New Jersey in particular.
Part1 and Part2† *
∑ Philabundance: fighting hunger in Philadelphia and
Camp: giving a Presbyterian summer
experience to children of our church and others nearby.
Presentation †Part1 and Part2†
Children's Village: caring
for young people where families aren't able to cope.
Presentation†† Click Here† *
expanding their program to build homes for low-income families into Upper
Dublin, Hatfield and other nearby communities.
providing shelter and other help to the homeless in Lansdale and
on Main Street:
distributing food for the hungry here in Lansdale and nearby.
Eastside Ministries and John Gloucester House: bringing
physical, educational and spiritual help to the Chester and Point Breeze
Hospitality Network: opening
churches as interim housing for local families.
Presentation† †Part1 and Part2† *
assisting a small church in Philadelphia.
∑ Smaller amounts went to eleven other
organizations ranging from Church
World Service and African
medical missionaries to the Upper
Gwynedd Fire Department.
Aid for Friends Presentation† †Part1 and Part2†
expressed by contributors and commentators in these interviews do not
necessarily reflect the views of The Presbyterian Church, USA, Gwynedd
Square Presbyterian Church or its members.
Needlework Guild is a national volunteer charity that has been operating
since 1885. The Guild's purpose is to improve the quality of life for needy
people in the United States and its possessions. Volunteers collect new
clothing, household linens, and essential toiletries and give them to their
neighbors in need through recognized community organizations.
Our goal is to continue to grow in service
to others as we grow in faithfulness to God.