On this page, you'll find information about...
Hunger Ministries: Information about our 3 local food banks - what to donate and when you can volunteer
Opportunities with our Peace & Justice Ministry
Our Global Mission Partnerships in Haiti, Guatemala, Iraq, and Beirut.
Details on upcoming Mission Trips and Events
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Statement from the FCPC Peace & Justice Subcommittee
In June, as a response to the increasing public conversations on discrimination, protests, and the movement for a national reckoning about systemic inequalities and race, The Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church's Mission Committee voted to establish a Peace & Justice Ministry Mission Subcommittee (PJMS). Since that time, the members of this small group have been working diligently and faithfully -- along with a few advisors and input from the pastors -- to write a statement on behalf of the entire congregation. This statement was approved by the FCPC Mission Committee and the FCPC Session. The members of the PJMS are proud to now officially publish this statement, which is just the starting point for the work which we are called to continue, for a safer, more just world.
The PJMS will be posting more about some upcoming opportunities, including an online conference through Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's World Mission Initiative and other local events in the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Stay tuned! Info will be posted here and on the FCPC Facebook Page.
In the meantime, you are invited to be a part of the conversation -- share about opportunities for education, rallies, or prayer; ask questions; and give your input. The PJMS is looking to start an email list so they can share such things! If you'd like to be a part of that list, email the PJMS Chairperson, Bethanie Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings be upon you as you read this statement. Let us all pray for peace, forgiveness, and a faithful way forward.
Sincerely, Pastor Ellen and the Peace & Justice Ministry Mission Subcommittee
Peace and Justice Mission Subcommittee (PJMS): Opportunities for action
In June of 2020, as a response to the increasing public conversations on discrimination, protests, and the movement for a national reckoning about systemic inequities and race, The Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church’s Mission Committee voted to establish a Peace & Justice Mission Subcommittee.
The PJMS will identify, and promote, occasions for FCPC members to actively participate in discourse and faith-based events addressing racism, diversity, peace, and justice. This group will identify opportunities to support diversity and inclusion through Christ’s work throughout our church community and beyond. The committee will seek opportunities for FCPC members to continue to support these initiatives throughout the region.
Want to get on the email group of those wishing to learn of ways to get involved?
Contact the Peace & Justice Subcommittee chair Bethanie Stein at email@example.com t
to be a part of the email group.
McClure Lectures/WMI Month of Mission Series
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
October 7, 14, 21, 18 at 7:30pm EST (online)
Join people from all over the country for these 4 sessions on the intersections of "Race and Mission"-- how systemic racism and white privilege shape the ways U.S. Christians engage in local and global mission and how to engage in God’s mission in the way of Jesus Christ.
To register for the free series, go to: www.pts.edu/wmi-conference
This conference will bring together national speakers for 60 minutes of presentations, discussion and then break for individual group “virtual watch parties" to discuss their learnings. A number of groups are planning to use our "Four Wednesdays" series for their weekly programming during October. For leadership, we've invited Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil and Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove because of their ability to speak powerfully and Biblically on racism and racial justice, especially among young adults, and Dr. David Campt for his track record in helping groups to move from conversation to action.
FCPC is part of massive effort to feed the elderly in Sharpsburg
Volunteers Deliver Food To Senior Citizens Who Can't Leave Home
They're making sure no one in their community is forgotten, going door to door with pantry items for their elderly and disabled neighbors.
We Support 3 local food banks year-round!
COTRAIC - DORSEYVILLE
COTRAIC, 120 Charles Street (Across from DMS)
diapers, canned fruit, soup, oatmeal, crackers,
boxed meals, juice, pasta, tomato products
this is a small pantry open daily. we are in need of people to take food to elderly/shut-ins
coordinate with the food pantry to see what
days/times work for you
Contact: gil cutruzzula
Bread of Life - ETNA
Calvert Memorial PC, 94 Locust Street
spaghetti sauce, jelly, diapers (child & adult)
Full list at www.boletna.org
1st, 2nd, 3rd tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am
1st Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm
2nd Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm
3rd Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Please call ahead to let us know you are coming!
Contact: Alexis Weber, Pantry Manager
svdp - sharpsburg
st. mary's, 201 9th street
soup, jelly, canned fruit, ramen noodles, oatmeal, canned chicken/tuna
volunteer clearances/training required
Contact: Barbara George, director
PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers in Lebanon
Revs. Elmarie & Scott Parker
SUPPORT THE PARKERS!
ELMARIE serves as a regional liaison, working to strengthen and deepen the relational ties between the church in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and Presbyterians in the United States.
SCOTT leads a program called “Strong Kids/Strong Emotions," a play-based trauma resiliency program for Syrian and Iraqi refugee children, helping them develop the skills to heal from past trauma and thrive in the midst of current challenges.
FCPC has supported our brothers and sisters in the Middle East for many years. We are constantly inspired and amazed at their perseverance, passion, and faith. Please pray for our brothers and sisters there as they not only support refugees and run an interfaith preschool, they also hold worship, classes, and other outreach programs.
From The Outreach Foundation website:
"Since the summer of 2014, the Presbyterian Church in Iraq has been responding to the displacement by ISIS of Christians and others from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain. In Kirkuk, 100 miles from Mosul, thousands made their way to safe haven, as well as to Baghdad and Basrah. In all three cities, emergency relief continues to be extended by Presbyterian congregations even while they continue in the their 'regular' ministries."
Pray for Rev. Haitham Jazrawi, the leadership of Kirkuk Presbyterian Church, the Preschool Teachers there, and the community of Kirkuk, as well as the country of Iraq.