World Vision Pittsburgh

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

World Vision Pittsburgh is the Global Distribution Center for World Vision’s Gifts in Kind operation. JMPC members volunteer several times a year at this facility. Watch for Announcements of participation on our Church Home Page.

South Hills Interfaith Ministries

John McMillan’s members maintain a produce garden for the purpose of supplying the food pantry at SHIM. We work together to prepare, plant, tend, and harvest the garden in order that others in need in our area may eat fresh produce and enjoy healthy meals. Monetary donations are welcome to help support the garden, as well as volunteers!  Watch for notices as to how you can help via our News and Updates section of the website, church bulletin, Facebook page, and our Instagram page.

South Hills Interfaith Ministries is a human services organization dedicated to providing the resources necessary for struggling families to achieve self-sufficiency. We provide Direct Assistance (such as food, clothing, and utility assistance) as well as offering a variety of Family Support Programs (including financial literacy classes, an early childhood program, a summer day camp, and a family support center).

Food Drive: At Thanksgiving & Easter, JMPC members donate food to the SHIM Food Bank, which services families of the South Hills. Food donations are accepted in the bin in the narthex at the church anytime.

Angel Emporium: During the Christmas season, JMPC members donate gifts for the SHIM Angel Emporium. Less fortunate families in the South Hills benefit from the generosity of our congregation. Watch for the Christmas tree in the narthex to see how you can take part.

Produce to People

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Produce to People provides our our Senior Highs and members of the congregation with opportunities to join with many other churches in the Pittsburgh area to help distribute food provided by the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The group leaves from JMPC on Saturday morning at about 7:30 AM to travel to Martin Luther King Elementary school on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Volunteers are done by noon. The distribution occurs in the morning the third Saturday of each month. Watch for Announcements of our participation on our Church Home Page.

Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania

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Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania connects children and their families experiencing homelessness with a network of local congregations and dedicated staff, so they receive shelter, meals, hospitality and support. JMPC participates in this mission about 4-5 times a year by hosting families in need for a duration of a week at the church. Dedicated volunteers provide meals, overnight hosting, transportation to and from the local Family Promise Day Center, as well as supplies and other assistance. Volunteers can contact Co-Coordinators Toni Sulkowski or Barb Sherry through the Church Office if they are interested in volunteering or can sign up in the Narthex. Watch for Announcements of participation on our Church Home Page.

Partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne

Kids Club

Kids Club is one of the activities where members of JMPC travel to First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne for youth group gatherings with the younger kids of Duquesne. The evening sessions involve a Bible lesson, dinner and a fun recreation time. This program has been especially important to the Duquesne church as the community is depressed and the children do not have many after school opportunities.

If you are interested in hearing more about this outreach please contact Barb Clark at 412-833-4657Call: 412-833-4657.

 

The Open Table

The Open Table program trains congregation members, through the Open Table model, to form communities- called tables- that transform their vocational and life experiences into tools that Brothers and Sisters in poverty can use to develop and implement plans that create change.  It is a movement to restore people in poverty to their communities through relationship and investment of our own vocational and life experiences and personal networks.  JMPC supports this First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne ministry financially and with opportunities to serve as a Table Member.

First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne