THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! GIFTS THAT HELP CHANGE THE WORLD!
Alternative Gift Program
LPC 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 (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.
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. $15 will provide a New Life Study Bible to an inmate eager to read the word of God. A gift of $40 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 clean water
Shortages of safe, clean water and lack of sanitation and hygiene create the most significant source of suffering on earth. In Africa, and other hard-to-reach places, every 88 seconds a child dies from water related illness. Dozens of churches filled with new believers have been planted through clean water projects, saving lives now and for eternity.
A gift of $34 provides clean water for one family.
Boot Out Infections
A COUPLE OF CHRISTIANS - GUATEMALA
This initiative recognizes the problem of kids walking through the trash, mud, and even sewage that flows down the streets. Most kids don’t have a decent pair of 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 sneakers and two pairs of socks to a needy child for $15.
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. You can show your love and care for young moms and their babies with a gift of $30, which will cover 2 weeks of diapers, 2 weeks of formula or a winter coat/bunting.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. – The Nicene Creed
The notes of the true Kirk, therefore, we believe, confess, and avow to be: first, the true preaching of the Word of God, in which God has revealed himself to us, as the writings of the prophets and apostles declare; secondly, the right administration of the sacraments of Christ Jesus, with which must be associated the Word and promise of God to seal and confirm them in our hearts; and lastly, ecclesiastical discipline uprightly ministered, as God’s Word prescribes, whereby vice is repressed and virtue nourished. Then wherever these notes are seen and continue for any time, be the number complete or not, there, beyond any doubt, is the true Kirk of Christ, who, according to his promise, is in its midst. – The Scots Confession
Our 2019-2020 Faith Acts Adult Experience will be an exploration of what it means to be the church using Biblical, confessional, and missional sources to understand more about the rich meaning of the church in God’s plan for human history and to apply that understanding to our life together at LPC and in the world of the 21st Century.
Each chapel session will begin with a short time of worship including the reading of a Psalm, singing of songs or spiritual songs, and then a presentation on a particular “Being the Church” topic by one of the members of our teaching team. Typically, we will end our time with breakout group discussion on the topic presented.
Our leaders will include Dr. Gary Schnittjer, Dr. Brian Luther, Tyler Stanhope, Casey Huckel, and Bill Teague
Worship @ LPC
Beginning September 8
- The Word Preached
- Traditional Hymns
- The Word Preached
- A Rich Blend of Hymns and Songs of Praise
This fall Lord’s Day Worship will include two opportunities to gather with God’s people to hear God’s Word Preached, to sing God’s praise, and to offer our lives and our gifts for God’s work in the world.
8:30 worship in our beautiful Chapel will focus on the Word and traditional hymns sung with piano accompaniment.
10:00 worship in the Sanctuary will center on the Word preached with our worship enhanced by the participation of our various choirs and hymns and songs of praise led from the piano, organ, and by our praise team. Children and youth will be dismissed to Sunday School following the children’s message.
The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated the first Sunday of each month at both services.