Our current mission opportunities are listed below. We invite you to explore and participate in one or several of these events. If you would like more information about any of these opportunities please contact the individual listed or the church office.
HPCA RACE FOR EDUCATION – WEDNESDAY APRIL 30
HPCA’s annual Race for Education will be held on Wednesday April 30 at the newly refurbished Hunting Park, Philadelphia. How can you help to support this race and HPCA? You can be a “Special Runner” – a non-student runner who raises funds for HPCA by getting sponsors for your run/walk/jog ( you can run/walk/jog locally or at Hunting Park), volunteer to help at the Race on April 30 or be a volunteer at HPCA to help prepare Race mailings – March 19 – March 28. For more information see the HPCA Race for Education announcement or call Jen Deane at HPCA (215 324 9180) or Lee Thomas at 215 357 5323.
PROMISED LAND MINISTRIES SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM (PLAN PADRINO)
The Promised Land Ministries’ Spring of Hope Mission in Guatemala operates a school sponsorship program, called Plan Padrino, to enable local children in the villages surrounding Lake Atitlan to attend school and receive an academic education that would otherwise not be available to them. The cost to sponsor a child for the academic year (January – October) is $150 for children in kindergarten through 6th grade and $300 for children in grade 7 and higher in public schools and $300 per year for all students enrolled at Spring of Hope mission school. This provides school supplies, backpack, shoes, gym uniform, school tuition and registration fees. For many of the children in this area of Guatemala, this is the only way that they could receive an education. For more information about the school sponsorship program, or to sponsor a child for the next school season (2012-2013), please contact Chet Marshall at 215 638-9035 or Lee Thomas at 215 357-5323.
FEBRUARY 2015 GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP
LPC’s next mission trip to Guatemala is set for February 7 – 14, 2015. We will be working with our partners, Promised Land Ministries, in serving the people of the Lake Atitlan region of the country. The main focus of this trip will be improving the living conditions of some of the families living around the lake. Read more about this project here. There is also an opportunity to be involved in a children’s VBS type ministry and assisting in the medical clinics conducted in the villages around the lake. The need is great, and it feels great to be able to help fill the need of those of God’s children who have so little in the way of material possessions or financial means. If you would like to participate in this mission trip as a member of our “away team”, of if you are willing to be a part of the LPC “home team” in support of this trip, please contact Pastor Bill at the church office, or call Chet Marshall at 215 638-9035. The 2015 Short Term Mission Handbook and the 2015 Mission Team Information, Application and Covenant will be available later this year.
NEEDED: USED INKJET CARTRIDGES & SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Hunting Park Christian Academy collects used inkjet cartridges for recycle and credit for school supplies. In addition, HPCA’s “Wish List” includes: School Supplies: pens, pencils, calculators, chart paper; Art Supplies: construction paper, glue, washable tempera paint, watercolors, oil pastels; Office Supplies:clear tape, staples, paper clips, White-Out,dry erase markers, post-its; Modern Computer Equipment:laptops, Windows XP; School Furniture: tables,chairs, bookshelves, student and teacher desks; Gift Cards: Our teachers could always use gift cards to Staples, Office Max, and Wal-Mart: You may place your used inkjet cartridges, or other items you wish to donate, in the marked box in the LPC Heritage Hallway. For ongoing volunteer activities and other ways to help HPCA, visit the HPCA website or call Lee Thomas at 215 357-5323
Your prayers are needed. Please visit the HPCA April 2014 prayer letter.
LPC FOOD CUPBOARD NEEDS A REFILL
Both church and community members rely on LPC’s food pantry to help feed their families. Please help out by bringing non-perishable items such as: soups, stews, canned meats, hot and cold cereals, parmalat or canned milk, tea, coffee, juices, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, pasta, pasta and rice side dish mixes, crackers, snack bars and puddings. Donations can be put in the appropriate box under the coat rack in Heritage Hall or dropped off at the church office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
A FEW GOOD DRIVERS:
The LPC “Ground Transportation Department” is looking for a few drivers who could help pick up men and women from Twining, Attleboro, Bucks County Red Cross Shelter or points in between. If you are available to cover one Sunday a month, please contact Wayne Jamison at 215-741-0292 or 609-203-2780.
MEALS for AID FOR FRIENDS
Got leftovers? Why not turn your leftovers into meals for our Aid For Friends ministry? You can find foil meal trays or soup containers in the LPC Narthex and in the Chapel. Please feel free to take as many as you can fill with a balanced meal or a hearty soup, freeze and return to LPC. Meals are collected the second Sunday of each month, but they can be dropped off any Sunday morning when the kitchen is open or during church office hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on how you can help, contact Deacon Tom Brown at 215 750-9265.
DONATE FOOD, KITCHEN UTENSILS & HOUSEHOLD CLEANING SUPPLIES – HELP IN THE BCHG PANTRY
The LPC Board of Deacons works with the Bucks County Housing Group to maintain an apartment for families attempting to obtain permanent housing and become self sufficient. Kitchen utensils, pans, pots, and baking pans as well as general cleaning products and laundry detergent are needed. Non-perishable food items are also needed for the Food Pantry. If you can donate any of these items they can be placed in the blue plastic container in the Heritage Hallway. For information on how you can help contact Charlotte Hayn at 215-688-7734. LPC volunteers help in the BCHG food pantry on the third Thursday of every month. If you would like to volunteer to work at the BCHG Food Pantry please call Alex Jacoski at 215-750-3736.
LPC hosts regularly scheduled American Red Cross blood drives. The next blood drive is Friday May 16 , 2014 , 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. in Fellowship Hall. Donors are always urgently needed. If you are a frequent donor, or have never been a blood donor, please consider this opportunity to give the gift of life. For further information, or to set up an appointment, please call Anita Slye at 215 943 0748 or the church office. Walk-ins are also welcome!
HELP GLOBAL AID NETWORK (GAiN) HELP OTHERS
GAiN provides many ways to become involved through their Mount Joy, PA distribution center as well as numerous other mission opportunities. Please visit the GAiN web site for more information on this mission opportunity as well as other current GAiN missions, or contact Claire Johnson 215 639-8980.
DONATE YOUR GOOD USED CLOTHING
Do you need more room in your closet? The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission can help. This mission provides meals and overnight shelter, helps women with transitional housing, and has a men’s recovery program. This is also an LPC youth ministry site. The mission now has a thrift shop in Penndel at 71 Bellevue Ave. The thrift store accepts laundered clothing in good condition, furniture, household goods, laundered bedding and linens, books and small kitchen appliances in working condition Monday-Friday, 10am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. For additional information click here or contact the church office.