Outreach Pillar

Above All, love one another deeply, use whatever gift (you have) received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”      1 Peter 4:8-10
 

MISSIONS

Duquesne Presbyterian Partnership – JMPC participates in the Shared Blessing Store by donating home items and providing child birth classes with the Bond of Love.
 
SHIMSouth Hills Interfaith Movement is a local interfaith organization offering assistance to people in need. They offer food, clothing, and utility assistance, tutoring and day camp programs, counseling, and a variety of support groups. We do several collections for the food pantry during the year. They are always looking for volunteers!
 
SHIM GardenJMPC has a garden that produces food for the SHIM Food Bank. Like to garden? Join us to feed the hungry, while digging and weeding.
 
Produce to PeopleProduce to People is a joint program with the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Three times a year, folks from JMPC join others on Pittsburgh’s Northside to distribute needed food to 400 – 500 individuals. This a great place to start your journey into Mission.
 
Senior Retirement HomeOnce a month we provide a full communion church service at a local retirement home. We provide music, prayers, a sermon and communion.
 
Mission TripsInternational mission trips include those to Malawi and recently to Chiapas, Mexico through our partnership with Hebron International. Domestic mission trips often work through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and help those who have been struck by natural disaster rebuild their lives. Our youth also participate in mission trips on a regular basis. This year we are off to South Dakota to work with Native Americans.
 
Sojourner HouseSojourner House is an organization that helps addicted mothers and their children. Presently we are collecting diapers and kitchen utensil items to support this ministry.
 
Family PromiseFamily Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania has been caring for homeless children and their families for over 18 years. Families are served 24-hours a day, 365 days of the year, with evening meals and overnight accommodations provided by a consortium of local churches and daytime hours spent in the Day Center in Pittsburgh , that serves as the base of operations for families as they work on securing housing, employment and other services which will support their independence.
 
Open TableOpen Table’s draws together the community and relationship with churches in the Pittsburgh area to provide technical support, training, structure, process. Each Table is composed of a group of volunteers that make a year-long commitment to mentor, and encourager to change a young person’s life. Over the course of a year, the Table works together to set goals, foster accountability, and implement a plan to create change.
 
Malawi Partnership – JMPC has a sister church in Malawi, Africa, Chigumula CCAP. Over the past 20+ years many have traveled to Malawi to experience firsthand the hospitality of the “Warm Heart of Africa.”
 

Bringing Joy to the Neighborhood

 
Christmas Affair – This craft fair is the largest fundraising event for mission of JMPC providing over $10,000 for our various outreach mission teams. This event is in its 25th year in 2017 and continues to provide mission support all over the world.
 
Christmas Emporium –  SHIM’s Angel Emporium hopes to provide each SHIM Food Bank family with one gift card per child. This is part of an educational opportunity to help families budget and plan for the holidays. $25.00 Walmart gift cards are donated to SHIM to help families with children so they can buy that special gift for their children.
 
Vacation Bible School (VBS) – Provides children from ages 3 through 6th grade a chance to hear, see, touch, and feel God’s love. Held in early June for 1/2 a day for an entire week. The program is open to the community. Volunteers are always needed to help in the classroom or work with crafts, music or recreation.
 
Kids Klub – Members of JMPC travel to Duquesne for youth group with the younger kids of Duquesne. The evening sessions involve a Bible lesson, dinner and a fun recreation time. This provides the struggling Duquesne community with after school programs.
 
Pre-School – We offer a preschool for children ages three through five years old which provides a joyful place to learn, play and make new friends! See more information in the Preschool tab above.
 

Communications

The purpose of the Communications Team is to announce, inform, promote and communicate various JMPC ongoing and special events via written and digital media. The Communications Team is responsible for JMPC newsletters, websites, signage, logos, social media, Public Relations, advertisements, etc. and works with all JMPC Pillar committees to assist in their communications.