"Which of these was a neighbor to the one..."
"...Go and do likewise." (Luke 10:36-37)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Respected by governments and relief organizations around the globe, this mission arm of the PCUSA has boots on the ground within days, if not hours, of major disasters across our country and around our globe. In the wake of all the recent natural disasters our nation has been facing, PDA has been present, already working to bring hope to our neighbors living so far from us.
Many young people in our own Hollidaysburg community suffer from food insecurity. Our FPCH family does what it can to serve our young neighbors by collecting food for the Tiger Backpack Program at different points throughout the year to ensure that no child is ever without a meal to eat.
Presbyterian Village in Hollidaysburg
Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Hollidaysburg, PA. Their convenient location near Altoona, Pennsylvania is easy to get to and offers countless life-enriching opportunities. Part of the Presbyterian Senior Living family of communities, they are dedicated and committed to providing older adults with quality service and a meaningful experience. Guided by the life and teachings of Jesus, the mission of Presbyterian Senior Living is to provide compassionate, vibrant and supportive communities and services to promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit. In addition to having several members who live in the Presbyterian Village, our FPCH family is proud to collaborate with them on several projects to bring joy to the residents throughout the year.
Nestled on over 800 acres in scenic Centre County, Camp Krislund offers faith-based summer camp programs in addition to year-round conference and retreat facilities. Originally created by a joint task force between the Presbyterians of Huntingdon and Northumberland in the early 1960s. They were joined by Carlisle Presbytery in 1973. Together, the three Presbyteries still share the camp today. Krislund offers a wide variety of summer camp experiences for all ages, including camps for families and grandparents. Their beautiful conference and retreat facilities are available throughout the year for groups, organizations, businesses and individuals. There’s something for everyone at Krislund!
Blair Hope for Families
Blair Hope for Families is an organization that works to ensure that kids in Blair County within the foster care system have as many of the normal and special events and experiences of childhood that many miss out on. They also work with older children who are "aging out" of the system in order to better to prepare them for adulthood. And, finally, they work with families seeking to adopt in creating forever homes for kids through financial grants to offset expenses.
Pet Pantry of Hollidaysburg
Housed at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Pet Pantry of Hollidaysburg provides pet food for dogs and cats, along with other occasional supplies for a variety of God's beloved creatures. FPCH is proud and excited to join in collaboration on this project.
The purpose of Young Life is to share with all students the relevant and clear message of the Christian faith and to help them grow in their faith. Young Life in Hollidaysburg meets regularly. They encourage the kids to come hang out with their friends and trained adult leaders at Bestway or some other place locally. They do this to have the chance to have or continue conversation that were begun earlier in the evening. They also have several special events throughout the year.
Next Special Offering:
a special offering of the PCUSA
Throughout the year, FPCH joins with other Presbyterian churches throughout the country to gather resources to fund important missions around the world.
On Christmas Eve Night, at both worship services, we will take part in this special offering of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s. The Offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. The Assistance Program provides critical financial support to church workers and their families. Presbyterian-related schools and colleges provide education and leadership development while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage. This has been a Presbyterian commitment for nearly 140 years.