This Christmas give a gift to change the world with LPC's Alternative Gift Program.
Alternative Gift Program
LPC’s Mission Committee offers donors an opportunity to help change the world through charitable gifts to carefully selected agencies serving at home and around the world in the name of Christ. A gift from the AGP may be the perfect way to honor friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
Scroll thorugh these gift ideas and then download load an AGP Order Form here.
Fill out an order form for each person you are honoring with your gift(s). Enclose a check with the total amount made payable to “Langhorne Presbyterian Church” in an envelope/pew envelope. Place your order in the Sunday morning offering plate or mail to the church office.
When you purchase an alternative gift you will receive a unique greeting card. This card with an insert which describes the gift you have chosen can be mailed or given to the person you have honored, creating a shared blessing for you, the person honored and the recipient.
Your gifts will change the world! They are gifts of hope and love, empowering the poorest of the poor to sustain life and build a better future for subsequent generations.
I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty
and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and
you gave me a room. –Matthew 25:35
The Gift of Education
HUNTING PARK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY:
Hunting Park Christian Academy (HPCA) provides quality Christian education to at‐risk children from low income families in the Hunting Park community. Since most of the students are not raised in Christian homes, the staff strives to train them up in the ways of the Lord. Many of the students have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time at HPCA and have come to know the Lord. Your $50 gift can be designated to the school’s General Fund or their Scholarship Fund.
The Gift of Sight
KIBUYE EYE CLINIC:
“In Africa life expectancy is about five years if you go blind. It is a death sentence. Life is tough when you are blind in Africa. 75%-80% of blindness is treatable or totally reversible.” Dr. John Cropsey.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Africa. A fifteen minute procedure restores sight to those blinded by cataracts. Kibuye is also pioneering the use of chemotherapy to treat pediatric eye cancer. Its program is the first in Burundi to offer such treatment.
Your gift of $50 will provide for one cataract surgery or half of the cost of a round of chemotherapy for a child suffering eye cancer at Kibuye Eye Clinic in Burundi, East Africa.
The Gift of Good News
LIFE ABUNDANT MINSTRIES:
Through its work at the Bucks Country Jail, Life Abundant strives to break the cycle of repeated imprisonment by introducing inmates, ex‐offenders and their families to Jesus Christ. Through God’s love and grace inmates overcome their addictions or other problems that were the cause of their repeated incarceration. Life Abundant volunteers create relationships with inmates through Bible Studies. A Bible is an essential part of any new Christian’s growth. $10 will provide a New Life Study Bible to an inmate eager to read the word of God. A gift of $25 will provide three inmates or ex-offenders with a new Bible.
The Gift of Music
ESCOLA DE MUSICA:
Music is everywhere in the slums of urban Brazil. But it’s more than boom boxes and ear buds. Brazilians love to make music. Through its Escola de Musica, the Presbyterian Church in Jardim America, Belo Horizonte Brazil, provides an opportunity for the people of its impoverished neighborhood to learn to play the guitar, keyboard, or drums. Students not only learn the joy of music, they hear about the God who puts music in our hearts. Most students receive scholarships. A $25 gift to the Scholarship Fund will help those students continue to learn to play an instrument and about the God who love them.
The Gift of Shelter
GAiN MULTI-USE TARP:
Tarps are one of the most important tools in a humanitarian aid worker’s tool kit. When disaster strikes, tarps can be used for waterproof shelter, as a sanitary cover on the ground for sorting emergency food rations or for drying rice. Many GAiN relief workers build relationships with individuals as they provide new tarps to replace the worn, highly flammable materials refugees are using in camps.
$40 provides a durable tarp to shelter a family.
Boot Out Infections
A COUPLE OF CHRISTIANS - GUATEMALA
This initiative recognizes the problem of kids walking through the puddles and floods of the rainy season with inadequate footwear. As trash, mud, and even sewage flow down the streets, kids march through with old, torn, and non-waterproof sneakers and shoes. This results not only in colds and illnesses, but also foot and toenail infections.
You can show you care by providing a pair of boots to a needy child for $10.
The Gift of Warmth
ChoiceOne Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Center
ChoiceOne Pregnancy is a place where young women go when they are facing a pregnancy or motherhood alone. They go to ChoiceOne feeling scared, confused, and abandoned. Through ChoiceOne they find hope, support, and encouragement. They hear the good news of the Gospel. ChoiceOne staff and volunteers stand with them as long as they need support.
One of the ways ChoiceOne supports young moms is by providing needed supplies for their babies. During the winter months, bunting is needed to keep a baby warm. You can show your love and care for young moms and their babies by providing a baby bunting for $30.
Kyle Duke began his LPC ministry as Sanctuary Keyboard Accompanist this Sunday, November 4, at the 9:45 service. Kyle is already known to the LPC family as interim pianist for the 8:30 service last fall and at the Summer of Unity services this past summer. Kyle is a 2016 graduate of West Chester University. Kyle attended Neshaminy schools and his early exposure to music was guided by both Holly Waterson and Michelle Wiatrowski. We are glad you are here, Kyle. Welcome again to the LPC family
LPC Women's Ministry is accepting orders for a Cat's Meow created wooden replica of the church building. This is a fundraiser for the women's ministries. Orders are being taken starting Sunday, October 14th, in Fellowship. See the Sunday morning bulleting for full details. Delivery will be in time for Christmas!
Saturday, October 27th is the date of the Family Fun Day, held at Shady Brook Farm. Details will be available in the bulletin and on Facebook.