Regional & National Mission Partners
UKirk - Presbyterian Student Center at Univ. of Georgia (PSC@UGA)
Presbyterian Campus Ministry at The University of Georgia aspires to furnish students with a rich community experience through which they mature in their faith, develop into committed disciples of Jesus Christ, and become effective leaders of his church in the world.
The Presbyterian Campus Ministry is an active ministry at the University of Georgia since 1940. It is not a congregation, but we are a community of faith comprised of students who minister to each other and the university community. Campus ministry has occupied the current building since 1959 and share the space with several other campus ministries every week.
NORTHEAST GEORGIA PRESBYTERY
This community of Congregations believes that Almighty God is calling Northeast Georgia Presbytery to become a Christ-centered, inclusive, community of faithful, and healthy congregations.
NEGA Presbytery is a group of 52 churches affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Member churches are located in northeastern Georgia, defined by Augusta and South Carolina on the east, Milledgeville in the south, Winder on the west, and Clayton and Blairsville to the north, near the North Carolina state line.
We support the Presbytery with our annual offering of “per capita” for support of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. We also support the Presbytery directly with additional monies to help fund staff and support of our sister congregations.
Thornwell Children Home
Founded as a Presbyterian ministry in 1875, Thornwell is a full service, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing the most innovative and effective solutions to help children and families in need.
Thornwell’s programs are all rooted in the evidenced-based Teaching-Family Model and value a family-style approach to healing.
We provide Christian love and support to hundreds of children and families throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Our mission involves a complete continuum of care that enables us to fully support the child and the family wherever they are in their journey to wholeness and healing.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
The week long trip typically occurs in late June or July most recently in Chevies, KY.
ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.
For 48 years, we’ve made homes warmer, safer, and drier(R) for families and provided transformational service experiences for volunteers. Last year, 16,231 volunteers served with ASP, providing critical repairs for 493 families and constructing 26 new homes.
Appalachia Service Project’s vision is that substandard housing in Central Appalachia will be eradicated and that everyone who comes into contact with this ministry will be transformed.
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia
There’s a new Presbyterian Home being built right here in Oconee County! But our congregation has been supporting Presbyterian Homes of Georgia “Caring Hands Fund” for years.
These extra monies are life-changing for seniors at Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. They may provide a meal, may pay for a dental visit, hearing aids, foot care, or a ride to the doctor. They may help a frail elderly resident remain in skilled nursing to receive excellent care made possible by offering more hours of nursing than are required by the state.
Each year, approximately $3 million is needed to provide Caring Hands help to over 400 of the 1,000 residents served by Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. These are elderly residents who have served their communities and who saved for their future care, but longevity and the high cost of medicine and increasing costs of care, have depleted their financial resources.
We can help! Please give a little extra to Oconee Presbyterian Church, above and beyond your tithe, and mark the extra offering for “Missions/Presbyterian Homes”