TPC not only has a unique ministry among developmentally disabled adults with its Heartlights class, but also it is one of the few Protestant churches to sponsor a residential home for the developmentally disabled. Situated on property previously occupied by the Manse of TPC, the home was an eight-year mission project of a dedicated group of church members. It opened for the first group of residents in 1992. Currently eight developmentally disabled adults are in residence. Administration is provided by a state-certified service provider and is overseen by a special committee composed of TPC members and Presbytery nominees authorized by Session. Members of TPC are invited to visit High Peake any time and to serve on the High Peake Board.
The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) provides help to poor and needy families from the Towson area. Needs are growing, and the Center at 120 W. Pennsylvania continues to rise to the challenge. Weekdays, ACTC provides emergency food supplies, rent/mortgage eviction prevention, referrals for clothing, payment for prescriptions , funds for gasoline and bus tokens, utility suspension prevention, emergency services for transient people and health, and case mangement. To find out more about the center and its programs, please visit the center's website, www.actconline.info.
Please click here for a list of food items that are needed.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance workers are first responders whenver natural disasters occur. PDA works alongside local churches, strengthening the congregation's response in emergencies, and forms coalitions with Church World Service and Action by Churches Together to provide emergency relief and recovery. See www.pcusa.org/pda for listing of current sites.
TPC participates in the Soup Labels for Menaul School Program. Menaul School is a private school for grades 6-12 with close ties to the Presbyterian Church. Over sixty percent of their 225-250 students are Native American, Hispanic, and other minority descent. THe school prepares students for success by engaging the world as life long learners, ethical leaders, and by respecting the Christian tradition. They use funds raised through the label program for school supplies and equipment. TPC has been sending Cambell's Soup labels to the Menaul School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since early 2007. Click here to learn more about Menaul School. For a list of labels accepted and information on donating labels, click here.
PCUSA missionaries Tim & Gloria Wheeler champion Heifer Project efforts in creating healthier and stable communities in rural Honduras. Each family receiving an animal gives one to the next family. See www.heifer.org. Current projects help the 95% of the population who have little access to dairy products, and help small landowners who need diversified and sustainable agriculture.
TPC also sponsors an annual intergenerational work camp in the spring. Past camps have been involved in building houses and sanitation systems, and developing skills in carpentry, ceramics, sewing, and child development. Come, join us!
The Snyder Fund supports hands-on mission involvement around the world from interst earned by the fund. Currently it supports building and educational projects in Honduras and Guatemala.