Missions

Mission Work of Lansing Presbyterian Church:
In our effort to seek, to share and to serve Christ, Lansing Presbyterian Church is involved in the following missions.

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A single meal costs only 22 cents to produce, and 92 percent of total donations goes directly toward the food program. Click this link to 
Make a secure online donation today at www.fmsc.org 
  
GOING GREEN
 
You have the opportunity to help us
save the environment
by depositing your unwanted paper to be recycled in the
ABITIBI Paper Retriever
located in the Southwest corner of our parking lot. 
 
Your efforts to help protect the environment in which we all live are profound.  Alone, each of us could have a positive impact on the earth.  As a community, we most certainly can create a larger impact.   Thank you.

Lansing Food Pantry
For many years, we have supported this worthwhile and much needed cause.  Our congregation focuses on collecting non perishable items that are often overlooked.  Ketchup, mustard, sugar, and flour have been suggested donations over the years. 

 In John 21:17, Jesus tells us, "Feed my sheep."  His flock is hungry and we are called to feed the people of God.

Hearts in Motion (H.I.M.)

Karen Scheeringa, a former member of our congregation, has developed a ministry in the rural areas of Guatemala. When our church first met Karen, she was leading mission groups to Guatemala twice a year. Now she is up to seventeen trips a year and has offices for H.I.M. in multiple states as well as her office here. She takes teams of doctors to do medical clinics and surgeries of all types. She has also built an orphanage, a feeding center and a school. She has taken teams of firemen and paramedics with her to train the men in Guatemala.  

For more information, please visit www.heartsinmotion.org

Our church is involved with raising money for the work of Hearts In Motion, collecting clothes and materials for the people of Guatemala, packing the containers that are sent ahead of the teams, and just the general support and encouragement Karen needs for her own family. We have had six members of our congregation travel to work with Karen in Guatemala.

You can easily support this mission by shopping at the H.I.M. Resale Shoppe.  Fair Trade coffee is also always available at the shoppe.

H.I.M. Resale Shoppe
1834 45th Street 
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3668

Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9am - 6pm
Tuesday Thursday - 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Hours
 Kentucky Mission


For the 20th year, LPC will help to orchestrate a mission trip to Floyd County Kentucky to serve the people who live in one of the poorest areas of that state. It began with about 35 people, and in past summers we have traveled to Kentucky with as many as 98 people from 11 different churches. The mission has spread to include local churches in Kentucky as well.  Some of the work that has been done are room additions, roof repairs, houses painted, ramps built, floors redone, bathrooms remodeled to be accessible and Vacation Bible School has been held.  The mission has expanded to provide Christmas gifts to those in the area who otherwise would not be blessed in this way.
 
The minimum age to participate is 9 years old with parental/guardian supervision. 
The minimum age to attend without a parent is 13 years old with a guardian.



For more information, please watch our youtube video at: Kentucky Mission Promo 

Missions

The Jones Community Center

Jones is mission in our own back yard. This is a community center in the heart of Chicago Heights, Illinois like an oasis in the middle of a very deprived area. Children in that community have a safe haven in the Jones Center.  Children are welcomed after school for tutoring, activities and even dinner. The center is open to the children for a variety of programs and each Friday, a meal is served there for the homeless. The center is an amazing place for ministry.  For more information, please visit their website at www.jonescenter.org

Our church has supported Jones for many years, but with a recent change in leadership our involvement has increased. We are part of a covenant group with the Chicago Presbytery to help raise money for their programs. Along with Mission Council 8, teams of people have spent many hours at the center painting, cleaning, building a computer room, building a playground, and tutoring the children. For several years, we have been delivering stockings to the center filled with surprises for Christmas.

In addition to these “hands-on” missions, LPC supports the work of:


Presbytery of Chicago - learn more at www.chicagopresbytery.org

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