Missions

Missions
GSPC's Mission and Stewardship team offers opportunities throughout the year to serve our community. Each year, GSPC hosts two Red Cross blood drives and two Mission and Action weeks, once in the fall, and once in the spring. During the Mission in Action weeks, our families have many opportunites to participate in many hands-on volunteer activities available for all ages! Organizations that we assist include: Aid for Friends, Habitat for Humanity, Indian Valley Boys and Girls Club, Keystone Opportunity Center, and TheVillage.
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S FAITH BUILD 2018-2019
Gwynedd Square Presbyterian joined area churches a
s a “Nails and More” sponsor for Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Build- 2018.  This Faith Build, the first in several years, built a new home in Bridgeport, PA. Thank you to all of you  contributed to our commitement to raise $2500 and to all who came out despite the cold in January to help. Job well done!!
 
MISSION OPPORTUNITY
One very effective way for the members of Gwynedd Square Church to grow our congregation is to provide important services to our surrounding community. We are already doing so through several of our missions and we now have new opportunities for service through Habitat for Humanity’s Almost Home Program.
 
This unique financial literacy program aims to help families become financially stable. Financial literacy skills are not taught in school systems, resulting in a large knowledge gap when it comes to money management. Habitat receives hundreds of applications for its Home Buying and Critical Home Repair programs, but often families are not financially stable enough to qualify for these programs.
 
The Almost Home Program works with families over an 8-week intensive program to set goals, learn skill sets, and change financial behaviors. Topics covered address the primary skills needed to achieve financial and housing stability, including budgeting, credit, cash flow, debt, project management, dealing with legal issues, planning for retirement, managing student loans, purchasing insurance, writing a resume, obtaining employment, and buying a home.
 
In addition to group classes, each participant works one-on-one with a financial coach to review his/her current financial situation and create a success plan. Financial coaches work with families for a minimum of four hours over the 8-week course and continue to work with the family for one year following the program. Also, Habitat offers childcare and meals free of charge during the program sessions to ensure that a diversity of families can access the services.

 
There are several ways for us to help:
-Coach families
-Teach a class
-Provide child care during a class
-Prepare a meal for a class
 
More information will be provided through the weekly bulletin as class dates are set and specific assignments become known.
 
The Mission and Stewardship Team welcome those interested in participating in the planning stages of Almost Home. Please contact the church office for more information.