those in our own community
Germantown Presbyterian Church is involved in a number of local mission efforts in Memphis, Shelby County, and surrounding areas.
The Missions Leadership Team (MLT) is a committee of the Session open to all members of the congregation. The purpose of the MLT is to help GPC develop a clear, robust theological and scriptural understanding both of the need for mission and its implementation. The MLT has several important goals: to establish GPC as an action-oriented missional church; to provide long-term, relationship-based mission opportunities for the GPC congregation; to work with other committees and groups to provide proactive/hands-on involvement; and to provide clear global missions direction, seeking to establish longstanding international partnerships. We try to focus on “hand-up” efforts as opposed to “hand-out” efforts in order to break the cycles of dependence. We are always praying for God’s guidance in new opportunities to go with our established efforts. In particular, given our church’s passion for teaching and education, we are exploring what it would mean to focus on education-related missions and ministries as a church.
The MLT meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, and you are always invited! For information, contact Jay Howell.
LABOR OF LOVE
Monday, September 4, 8am,
St. George’s Episcopal Church
Sign-ups continue for Labor of Love – coming on Labor Day – Monday, September 4! Labor of Love is a community service day that brings together St. George’s Episcopal, Germantown United Methodist, New Bethel Baptist, Germantown Presbyterian, and Kingsway Christian churches; we will partner with MIFA and Memphis Feeds Initiative to offer members several ministry opportunities to serve neighbors in need: (1) filling bags for MIFA’s Emergency Services, (2) cleaning yards, (3) delivering meals and food boxes in selected areas, and (4) packaging ready-to-prepare meals. If you’re not sure what you would like to do, ask our mission ambassadors for more information about being a part of this amazing day of serving others in our community!
Please sign up electronically at www.SignUpGenius.com.
Please remember you can drop off items MIFA’s Emergency Services in the church office. The requested items include:
small, travel-sized toothpaste,
small travel-sized shampoos and conditioners,
small travel-sized body lotions,
small travel-sized deodorants
small hand sanitizers
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The Habitat for Humanity fall build begins on Saturday, September 9. GPC volunteers will join several other sponsors to construct a home for a family on Christine Circle, which is east of the Memphis International Airport. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed. For safety reasons, all participants must be at least 16 years of age (18 years of age to use power tools or to be on the roof). Lunch will be served and tools are provided. Construction will continue on Sat. 9/16, Sat. 10/7, Fri. 10/13, Sat.10/14, Fri. 11/3 and Sat. 11/4. Call George McGaha at 901-757-4108 (901-233-8722 cell) or Austin Simmons at 901-754-4095 (901-289-6478 cell) with questions regarding Habitat for Humanity.
- Binghampton Christian Academy
- Church Health Center
- First Presbyterian Soup Kitchen of Memphis, TN
- Habitat for Humanity
- Memphis Athletic Ministries
- Mid-South Food Bank
- Neighborhood Christian Centers
- Oak Forest Elementary School
- Outreach Foundation of the Presbyterian Church
- Samaritan Counseling Centers
- Service Over Self
- Stephen Ministries