Missions

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.    Matthew 25:40  

 

Local Mission:

Join Rushville First Presbyterian Church in following Christ through volunteer labor and service to these community organizations:  

  • Rush County Community Assistance Food Pantry located at 109 East Third Street. The Food Pantry is open:  10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers to staff the Food Pantry or to donate food are always appreciated.
  • Rush County Victims Assistance: The Phoenix House provides safe shelter for those facing domestic violence. Director Barbara Kuhn, (765) 938-1555, offers legal assistance and guidance to victims. The RCVA Board educates the Rush County community regarding domestic violence and its prevention. Volunteers are needed to staff the Phoenix House and to assist with educational and fund-raising projects.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: The office is located at 525 East 7th Street, Rushville, (765) 932-5449.  BBBS is the largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. BBBS offers one-to-one youth service, developing postive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. BBBS mentors children, ages 6 through 18.
  • Salvation Army Christmas Bell Ringing: First Presbyterian Church volunteers during December to Ring Out for the local Salvation Army, who provides financial resources to community families in need of rent, medical, and transportation assistance.
  • Boys and Girls Club located at 1590 North Sexton Street, Rushville, (765) 932-2765‎ offers children a safe place to learn and grow, instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. First Presbyterian Church sponsors a Wood-Working Shop for youth ten years and older every Wednesday afternoon. Volunteers appreciated!
  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner: A hot Thanksgiving Meal is prepared and provided through this ecumenical mission for those who would otherwise not be able to celebrate this national holiday.
  • Changing Footprints: This shoe mission is located at our sister church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 631 North Harrison Street, Rushville. Changing Footprints is open every Saturday from 9 – 11 a.m. It gladly accepts as well as provides new and gently used shoes to area families. During August 2010 the shoe mission accepted143 pairs of shoes and freely gave 133 pairs of shoes. 

Global Mission

  • Hunger Fund provides resources and food for our local RCCA Food Pantry and our Presbyterian Westminster Neighborhood Center food pantry in Indianapolis. Dedicated the Sunday before Labor Day.

  

  • Peacemaking Offering supports the restoration of peace through funding refugee housing, supporting free medical clinics for the uninsured, offering minority education, and locally supporting the Rush County Victims Assistance. Dedicated on World Communion Sunday in October.
  • Christmas Joy Offering provides support to retired and active church workers and their spouses and families; supports Presbyterian-related racial ethnic colleges. Dedicated on Christmas Eve.
  • One Great Hour of Sharing supports ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives and work together to strengthen their families and communities.     Dedicated on Palm Sunday.
  • Heifer International is supported by our Sunday School children to provide farm animals for rural families self-development.

The Day Doc the Goat Came to Church with Charlotte and the Young Disciples

Please contact Rushville First Presbyterian Church Office (765-932-2175) to learn more about how you can volunteer with us in these mission projects. 

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