Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church participates in a wide variety of local missions. The focus is hands on.
Pleasant Run Presbyterian collects and donates non-perishable food, hygiene, and school supply items as designated by the organization. Our members have also volunteered as chaperones for outings involving the children in the S.O.N. Ministries child care program.
For more information about S.O.N. Ministries, click on this link: http://www.groesbeckumc.org/ministries/s-o-n-ministries/ary-organizations/son-ministries.html
One Way Farm
Located in nearby Fairfield, Ohio, One Way Farm has served the needs of abused, abandoned, neglected, and disabled children since 1976. They provide temporary and long-term housing for approximately 20 youth in a secure, nurturing and loving environment.
In partnership with Northwest Community Church, Pleasant Run Presbyterian provides a meal and worship service on alternate Sunday evenings for the residents of One Way Farm. Church members cook a meal and deliver it to One Way Farm, eating with the children before leading them in worship, involving singing, prayer, activities and crafts.
In addition Pleasant Run Presbyterian gives Christmas items to the children, a clothing item and toy or gift certificate for each one.
We donate food and hygiene items. We have also donated gently-used clothing, toys, and household items to the One Way Farm Thrift Store. All proceeds benefit One Way Farm programs.
For more information about One Way Farm, click on this link: www.onewayfarm.org
Practical Grace Non Food Pantry
The Non Food Pantry is available on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. It is open to those who are needing assistance in personal hygiene and paper cleaning products. We serve those in the following zip codes: 45231, 45251, 45240 and 45014. Recipients need to provide a picture ID and document with current address.
‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these, you did to me.’ – Matthew 25:40
Each year Pleasant Run Presbyterian does a day long mission blitz planning projects to help their neighbors. Projects have included cooking dinner for the local firehouse, giving away quarters at the laundromat, painting at the high school, landscaping at a veteran’s center and doing crafts at a nursing home. We also schedule projects to help our local community with home repairs, inside and out, trimming and hauling yard waste and visit local Alzheimer’s Care Centers with music and fellowship.
In September 2015, Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church will join forces with three other churches for one day in our community to serve our community. Joining us will be Augsburg Lutheran Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church and St. John Neumann Catholic Church. This will be our fourth year of working together.
More details of what we will be doing this year will be added soon as we are in the planning stages. Join the compassion revolution.
2 Cents a Meal
Each month Pleasant Run Presbyterian collects this offering and donates it to a local food related charity. Members who participate are encouraged to keep their collection cup on the table and put at least 2 cents in it before every meal. This keeps us all aware that there are hungry people around the world and right here in our community. Past donations have gone to a local food bank as well as a reduced-cost school lunch program.
We have four special offerings yearly. “One Great Hour of Sharing” is our first collection. The funds go to Presbyterian Hunger Programs, Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Our second offering is The Pentecost Offering. Sixty percent of the funds goes to Child Advocacy and Children at Risk while the congregation use forty percent for a local child-in-need program.
The Third offering is The Peacemaking Offering. Seventy-five percent is used by the Presbyterian Church and twenty-five percent by the congregation to promote peace.
The last offering is Christmas Joy Offering. These funds goes to our Board of Pensions and Presbyterian related ethnic schools.
Every year Pleasant Run Presbyterian and friends travel to where we feel we’re needed. We try to make a difference in the daily lives of people.
Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church has teamed with Episcopal Appalachian Outreach to organize a summer mission trip for adults and youth. We stayed at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Outreach Center located on Barnes Mountain in Eastern Kentucky. Work crews will help with home repair and improvements for surrounding needy families. Anything from repairing a leaky roof, replacing a broken window or adding insulation to planting a garden or building a wall is within the scope of St. Timothy’s ministry.
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Outreach Center also runs a summer day camp for local children as well as a food pantry and a clothes closet.
We also had some fun! We took the afternoon off on Wednesday and spent some time in the beautiful mountains and visited Berea arts community.
Make plans to join us this year on July 16-22 of 2017. Bring the kids and grandkids. Check with us to see when sign up will be available. We’re going to build our faith as we build God’s kingdom.
The Women’s Association sponsors other Christian mission efforts including he Christian Children’s Fund, Carolyn’s Kids and Interfaith Hospitality Network just to name a few. Raising funds through Rummage sales, Fish Fry’s during the Lenten Season and a Craft Fair & Basket Raffle in the fall.