Mission Ideas for Mission Presbytery Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Mission Yearbook

This is one of the most valuable and important resources available for mission ideas. It’s now online only at www.presbyterianmission.org  Learn what churches in other Presbyteries and Synods across the country and the world are doing to help others. I use this for my Monday Morning Bible study group and the members are continually amazed at all the good that is being done by Presbyterians. You can read if from your phone, Ipad/Kindle etc. or print out a copy from the Web site above.

Presbyterianmission.org/weekly offerings

Be sure to check out this website every week. There is a bounty of ideas for you to choose and carry out.

Ferncliff Opportunity

This is for this coming October, but it’d not too late to let your churches know about it. Our moderator, Judy Harris, sent this to all of us recently, but I thought I’d give you another reminder.

Deadline extended for hands-on mission opportunity!
Don’t miss the October 24–29 PW mission trip to Ferncliff! The deadline for registration has been extended to September 24. Assemble hygiene kits; learn how the Ferncliff Disaster Assistance Center supports PW’s mission work by collecting and distributing relief supplies; stay and work in buildings built with funds from PW’s offerings; visit Heifer Project, the Clinton Library and Central High School National Historic Site; and receive PDA disaster-response trainer certification. Download the application at http://www.pcusa.org/…/application-october-2016-mission-to…/. The $350 registration fee covers shared accommodations in Ferncliff’s Eco Center and all meals, from dinner on the 24th through breakfast on the 29th. Contact Kathy Reeves with questions (katharine.reeves@pcusa.org).

PCHAS (Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services)

Here Are Some Ideas about Ways Your Church can Support PCHAS’ Mission

Collection drives seem to appeal to many churches who want to help a ministry.  At this time of the year, school supply drives are helpful to us.  But there are many other support items that our children and families will appreciate. They include:

  • Gift cards (example: Wal-Mart, Target, restaurants, etc.) of different denominations
  • Books, especially young adult fiction for ages 10 to 16
  • Household items for the Group Homes (12 Group Homes, 8 children to a Group Home) such as linens (hand and bath towels, sheets for single beds), laundry soap, cleaning supplies, toiletries such as shampoo, hand soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes
  • Video games (for ages 10 to 16)
  • Passes to museums, zoos, sporting and entertainment events, movie theaters and amusement parks (Six Flags, Sea World, etc.)
  • Birthday cards and birthday presents for the children in our care
  • Home-cooked meals (casseroles that feed 12 people are always helpful)
  • School supplies
    • Ball point pens
    • Colored markers (washable)
    • Pencils (both black and red pencils, size number two)
    • Spiral notebooks (college ruled) and “composition” notebooks
    • Crayons (large, eight-count and small, 24-count)
    • Scissors (for elementary school students as well high school students)
    • Loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
    • Glue sticks
    • Pocket folders
    • Flash drives

If your church would like to hold a collection drive for Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, please contact the Central Office in Austin at 512.476.1234 first to see if there’s still a need for specific items. When you call, we will also tell you where to send the items once they are collected.  And, remember to coordinate everything with your Development Officer! Jennifer Quintero-Pitts, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services [info@pchas.org]

Pan American School (PPAS.org)

Presbyterian Pan American School is a Christian college preparatory school that educates and empowers young adults for leadership in the global community. It is located in Kingsville, Texas and Signe Frederickson is the person to contact for more information. She’s willing to travel anywhere to share info about this school. Here’s a new post on their Web site:

We’re excited to welcome our newest “Eagles” to campus! On Sunday, July 31, our first-year students registered for classes and checked into the dorms. In addition to orientation and testing, these students are participating in different activities on campus this week, including chapel services. Returning students will arrive on August 7 for registration, and the first day of classes for all students is Monday, August 8. We are ready for a great 2016-2017 school year!”

Presbyterian World Mission, Presbyterian Mission Agency.

This is their email information: info.pcusa.org@cmail19.com

You will find very helpful information on the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Web page. https://www.presbyterianmission.org/

Check out Presbyterian Women of Mission Presbytery at http://www.missionpresbytery.org/committees/presbyterian_women.cfm

Also, if you use Facebook, go to Presbyterian Women of Mission Presbytery.


Synod of the Sun’s Facebook page has many good ideas, if you use Facebook.

To learn more about Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, go to https://pda.pcusa.org/page/kits/

These are just a few ideas. Let me know if there’s something else you’d like to know about.

Helen Richards
Mission Interpreter Mission Presbytery PW