In a broken and fearful word, the Spirit gives us courage – to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.
Mission Co-Worker Support
GPPC has a long and strong tradition of providing direct support to Presbyterian mission co- workers around the world. These co-workers work alongside global mission partners, who bear testimony to God’s healing and transforming love for all people everywhere. Over the last fifteen years, GPPC has supported mission workers involved in relieving hunger, providing medical care, building schools and teaching, aiding in times of disaster, organizing agricultural development, advocating for women, and more. Our gifts have supported mission workers in fifteen foreign counties including Croatia, China, Indonesia, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Southern Sudan.
We currently work with three mission co-workers -
work for education, food security and fair trade in Central Africa.
connects agricultural experts in Haiti with Haitian farmers
to help farmers do what they do best—grow food for all.
Forman Christian College
For many years, GPPC has provided financial support to Forman Christian College (FCC) in Lahore, Pakistan by providing scholarships to Christian students through The Friends of Forman College. Founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1864, FCC has educated leaders in government, education, the arts, medicine and law, as well as educating leaders of the Pakistan Christian church. By offering quality higher education, FCC aspires to build a peaceful tomorrow in Pakistan.
PCUSA Special Offerings
GPPC participates in the four annual church wide offerings of the Presbyterian Church (USA):
One Great Hour of Sharing is divided among Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. This offering is received every Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.
The Pentecost Offering supports ministries to youth, young adults and children at risk. This offering is received each year on the Sunday when we observe Pentecost. We retain 40% of this offering to help youth in our own community.
The Peace and Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. It is received on World Communion Sunday in early October.
The Christmas Joy Offering supports racial ethnic schools and assistance programs of the Board of Pensions. This offering is received every December.