Faith & Practice is the Coordinating Team responsible for mission, both local and international, stewardship, environmental justice, social justice, and outreach. Faith & Practice also oversees the on-going management of Dial-a-Ride, a free transportation service to and from worship for our members and church guests. We also support annual special projects including an ecumenical alternative Christmas market and the special offerings of the Presbyterian Church USA.
Our local mission partners include:
Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County - is a non-profit organization that seeks to unite volunteers with those in need of affordable housing. Habitat depends on donations, various fundraising efforts, a joint venture with the future owner, and volunteer labor.
MOCA House - MOCA House is a consumer-driven program which offers support, social benefits, activities, projects and programs for anyone recovering from a mental illness
People to People - provides emergency assistance (food, clothing, monetary as well as special holiday programs) to residents of Wayne County who are in need.
Pleasant Hill Outdoor Camp - A Christian camp for children and teens.
Viola Startzman Free Clinic - is the only free clinic in Wayne County. The VSFC provides health and dental care, medications, and laboratory testing at no charge to low-income (up to 200% of the federal household poverty level) uninsured Wayne County residents.
Wayne County Chaplain Ministries - outreach to the incarcerated which provides ecumenical pastoral services for the inmates of Wayne County Jail and their families as well as ex-offenders
Wee Care - quality child care,pre-school and programs offered during convenient hours for parents who work or attend school,at an affordable price to all families. Operated as a non-profit corporation, and a United Way agency, Wee Care invites you and your family to join our "wee" ones where your child will encounter his or her first school and second home.
Our international mission partners include:
Hands Across the Nile - HANDS is an American 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is committed to building bridges between the people of Egypt and the US. In addition to our programs of exchange and dialogue, HANDS also supports projects aimed at bringing socioeconomic stability to Egyptian communities.
Maragoli Community Develoment Foundation - The Maragoli Community Development Foundation, or MACODEF, is a non-profit organization that supports poverty reduction and sustainable development projects in the Maragoli region of Western Kenya.
Medical Benevolence Foundation - MBF with the Presbyterian Church (USA) proclaims and demonstrates the gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging and supporting the healing ministries of our worldwide partners.
MGVS - MGVS standing for Mussoorie Gramin Vikas Samiti, which means Mussoorie Village Development Committee. This is a Christian Non-Government Organization working for sustainable development of rural villages in the Himalayan Mountains of northern India.
We also contribute to the support of the following PCUSA missionaries:
Nancy Collins who is serving in a new role as regional liaison for East Africa. Nancy facilitates PC(USA) relationships with partner churches and institutions in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia. She also provides support for PC(USA) mission personnel and is a resource for U.S. congregations who are in a relationship with one of our partners in the region. Nancy’s special focus is on the evangelism, leadership development and church-growth work of PC(USA) partners in those countries.
John and Gwenyth Haspels work on a multiphase project in Ethiopia. Phase I of the project is devoted to construction of a 70-kilometer road to Tum and a second road through the mountains to the Surma people in Kibish, and also the development of a good water system for Tum. Phase II of the project is a comprehensive program that includes evangelism, education, medical care and development work. The Haspels’ work is being carried out at the invitation of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus.
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