Mission and Evangelism
The old Sunday School hymn says "they will know we are Christians by our love". Sharing God's love should not end at the front porch of the church. It extends to the neighbor down the street, the tornado victim in Oklahoma, and the drought devastated regions of the Sudan. Some of our most recent efforts in mission and evangelism include:
Lunch in the Park. Sponsored by the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce we serve a lunch to local residents and use the proceeds to support Athletes in Action as they share the gospel with students at Northern Illinois University.
Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoe Box Mission. Since 1993 more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Our church's collection of gifts occurs during the month of October. We have a potluck dinner and decorate our shoe boxes the last Sunday of October.
School Kits. The Presbyterian Women join in a Mission project with Church World Services, to provide School Kits for those in need around the world. School supplies such as pencils, paper, crayons, scissors and rulers are collected during the month of August, then placed in a cloth sack. The supplies are taken to Blackhawk Presbytery and sent on for distribution.
One Great Hour of Sharing, received at Easter provides disaster relief worldwide through the denomination.
Christmas Joy Offering, benefitting retired Presbyterian ministers in need, is received at Christmas.
Ecumenically Involved. We multiply our efforts by participating with neighboring churches for Vacation Bible School, Ash Wednesday services, Monday night community dinners, and Buddy-Bags.
Our Mission Pledge, in addition to other efforts is taken from general offerings.