Missions

The Elderton Presbyterian Church is committed to advancing the Mission of Christ’s Church and proclaiming the Gospel throughout the world. Our congregation supports a number of missions locally, nationally, and internationally. We intentionally support Presbyterian related missions, but also seek out the opportunity to become involved in ecumenical ministries. Projects and proposals are submitted to our mission committee who reviews and recommends them to the session for approval and inclusion. The following is a list of missions and projects supported by the church in the 2017 calendar year. Included is a brief description of their mission. Please keep these vital ministries in your prayers.
 


Presbytery of Kiskiminetas
   

Our local adjudicatory of the PC, (U.S.A.), the Presbytery supports a variety of ministries including a resource center for use by area churches and numerous programs aimed at strengthening small membership congregations in our area. They also engage in regional cooperative ministries, such as the Brookville Area Truck Stop Ministry, Prison Ministries, and Presbytery sponsored work camp. The Presbytery office is located in Yatesboro, Pa.

http://www.kiskipby.org


Synod of the Trinity


 

Our middle governing body of the PC, (U.S.A.), the Synod, which serves all of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of eastern Ohio, supports programming for Presbyterian congregations beyond those offered by the local presbytery. The Synod offers scholarships for Presbyterian students based on academic achievement, need and disability. They also provide scholarships for members of small congregations to attend leadership development training and offer quality continuing education events for church leaders. Grants are also available from the Synod for individual churches in the area of Church Redevelopment and to presbyteries for New Church Development. The Synod of office is located in Camp Hill, Pa.

http://www.syntrinity.org
 

Camping Association of the Presbyteries of Northwestern Pennsylvania  
 

Support for this Mission involves the two Presbyterian Camps in Western Pennsylvania, operated in partnership with Beaver Butler, Kiskiminetas, Lake Erie, and Shenango Presbyteries. Westminster Highlands is located in Emlenton, Pa., and Camp Lambec in Erie, Pa. Both camps offer family camp programming, retreat opportunities, and extensive summer camping for children. Our contributions are used for capital improvements at the camps, as determined by the Camp Board of Directors. Additional funding for scholarship aid for individual campers is also provided by the church from its operating budget.

http://www.capnwp.org
 

Presbyterian Media Mission 

For over 20 years, Presbyterian Media Mission has been developing media programming for the Churches and Presbyteries of Western Pennsylvania, the Synod of the Trinity, as well as the national church and the nine Presbyterian seminaries. In addition to preparing video presentations for development and evangelism at all levels of the church, PMM produces a weekly radio show Passages, which is an audio devotional similar to Guideposts or the Upper Room. This radio show is carried by over 500 stations nationwide, and proclaims the Gospel message of grace and hope through our Presbyterian witness. PMM also assists churches in using technology in their ministry and developing web based programming. They also have produced several advertising campaigns, such as “Come in Out of the Cold” and “Homers for Hunger”. They are currently working on a powerful project featuring Fred Rogers. They have won several Dove Awards, for excellence in Christian Broadcasting. Their offices are housed in the Pittsburgh Presbytery Office, and they minimize expenses and optimize stewardship. Contributions support a modest staff, technological equipment and underwrite programs so that small membership churches can benefit from their ministry.

http://www.pmm4u.org
 


Rubona Church of Rwanda
 

Kiskiminetas Presbytery enjoys a partnership with The Presbyterian Church in Rwanda, Africa. As part of the partnership, congregations are encouraged to partner with an individual sister church. Elderton Church has partnered with the Rubona Church in Rwanda, and has assisted them in establishing a water filtration system for their local community.

 

Elderton Area Foodbank


The Elderton Area Foodbank founded in 1983, is housed at the Elderton Presbyterian Church and provides food to families as needed. The Foodbank is supported financially by all of the churches in the Elderton Ministerium and is administered by the staff of the Elderton Presbyterian Church.


Elderton Volunteer Fire Department
 

Provides emergency fire and rescue services to the surrounding community, as well as support for a variety of social functions.
 

Elderton Recreation Commission


Provides for maintenance of the parks and recreation program in the local community, including the renovation and operation of tennis courts, skate parks, deck hockey, baseball fields, playground equipment and picnic pavilions in the Elderton park. The commission also supports the local Little League and other youth activities.
 

Presbyterian Disaster Relief

The Elderton Presbyterian Church annually collects Clean Up Buckets to be distributed thru Presbyterian Disaster Relief and Church World Service, to disaster sites around the world. in 2012, the church sent 15 buckets to the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, In 2012, 11 buckets were prepared and forwarded to PDA.