Who We Support

MISSION can be defined in different ways, such as:

"bearing witness to God's love for the world in Jesus Christ"— (Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Study Catechism, Question 63)

"the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world" —Turn to the Living God: A Call to Evangelism in Jesus Christ's Way, page 4

"The life, death, resurrection, and promised coming of Jesus Christ has set the pattern for the church's mission."—The Confession of 1967, the Book of Confessions, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 9.32

 

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Each second Sunday of the month Fair Trade items are available for purchase after the service.  Purchase of these items directly support farmers and workers throughout the world. 

 

 

 

 

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At YPC we support several Mission Workers around the world. They are (click on their name for more information):

Rev. Dr. Jonathan & Emily Seitz in Taiwan

Leisa ToniAnn Wagstaff in South Sudan

Rev. John McCall in Taiwan

Todd and Marie Luke in Mexico

 

 

As part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), we participate in four churchwide special offerings each year. Churchwide special offerings provide valuable fund raising and mission interpretation opportunities. These offerings serve as a significant way for the church to identify and respond to priority needs. Churchwide special offerings are a key component of the church's funding of ongoing programs and are an essential part of the Churchwide Funding Plan.  There are four churchwide special offerings in the calendar year: 

 

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We also support the following agencies with our Mission giving. For more information, please click on the logo to link to their website.

 

Child Welfare                                  
Compassion-International
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Poverty & Homelessness           
Elm Walkin Ministry
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love inc logo The mission of Love INC is to mobilize the local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. This is based on a vision of churches and agencies working in cooperation with one another to provide assistance to the whole person. The organization acts as a "clearinghouse", linking people to the appropriate services.
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Sarah's Circle, located in Chicago's Uptown community, is a refuge for women who are homless or in need of a safe place. By providinghousing assistance, case management, referrral services, and life necessites, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their full potiential.

Sarah's Circle offers several services  comprehensive physical services, permanent supportive housing, clinical services, a network of resources, and a community to over 900 women a year. They are currently "under construction" of a new and larger building to bettter accomodate the record numbers of women in need of services.

 

 Economic Development        

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Opportunity International provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training to over two million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in over 25 countries use these financial services to start or expand a business, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future. 

 

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Oxfam

Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We save lives, develop long-term solutions for poverty, and campaign for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.

Our vision is to have a just world without poverty. Our mission is to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice.

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 Feed My Starving Children is a Christian food relief organization that provides nutritional MannaPack rice food supplements to the hungry throughout the world. The MannaPack rice food parcels are packed at FMSC sites throughout the United States, including locally in the Chicagoland area. 

 

Bread for the world
  Human Justice / Trafficking 
Destiny-Rescue

Destiny Rescue is an international, Christian based, organization dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and exploitation. It operates various programs in six nations: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), India, and Mozambique.

 

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 The Salvation Army's PROMISE program's (Partnership to Rescue our Minors from Sexual Exploitation) mission is to combat sex trafficking of children through awareness, prevention, intervention, and service delivery. Among its local initiatives, PROMISE established Anne's House, Illinois' first long term trauma based residential program for young women and girls who have been impacted by sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

 

Mercy International (Honduras)

 

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  Religious Studies                 

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Cook Native American Ministries, located in Tempe, Arizona, is dedicated to education, empowering, and equipping Native Americans. For over 30 years they have offered a wide variety of courses appropriate to the needs and interests of Native and Non-Native leaders, clergy, and laity.

 

Cook has produced Christian leaders, pastors, teachers, educators, and community leaders from across the nation and beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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