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We believe that God calls us into the world to proclaim the gospel, to provide shelter, nurture, and fellowship for the children of God, to promote social justice, and to exhibit God's Kingdom to the world.

Many projects are undertaken by the congregation to assist others in need
Food and Fellowship One Tuesday a month, the church offers free meals to all who present themselves at our doors.  50% of the free will offering taken at the door goes to support local food pantries; the remaining 50% goes to the Presbyterian Hunger Relief Program.
Food Bank In addition to monetary support from the Food and Fellowship offering, the church collects food supplies and mans a distribution group for the monthly food disbursement sponsored by the Belle Vernon Ministerium.
Foster Children Support

At the beginning of the school year, the church purchases school clothing and prepares backpacks filled with school supplies for distribution to foster children of Westmoreland County.

Communion Offering Every month, following the celebration of the Lord's Supper, we collect a special offering which goes to support a specific local need identified by the Mission Committee of the Session.
Welcome Home Westmoreland County has a unique shelter program, unique in that it services intact families.  The church collects food, clothing, and other supplies on a monthly schedule provided by the shelter for use in the shelter and for distribution to those who are leaving the shelter for independent living.
Prayer Chain The church has committed members who covenant to pray for special needs as they are identified.  The chain is frequently activated when a member or someone known to a member suffers a health or social emergency.


Some projects and activities are specifically designed to witness to the unchurched in the community.

Vacation Bible School Our July Vacation Bible School program serves over 50 children from the church and the neighborhood.  This is three times the size of our population in this age group.
Peach Festival Each August, the church undertakes a Saturday food and fellowship activity which includes an Auto Show, entertainment, food and peach pies and shortcake.