Mission



Mission  Ministry

The Mission Ministry is responsible for all local and global mission work.  Mission meeting times are flexible which allows for those who want to participate but don’t have much time.  Meetings have been at the church, after Sunday service, conference call, email or texting to allow for maximum participation. If you have ideas or would like to help, please contact the Mission Ministry Team at mission@plymouthpc.org or the church office. 

Questions? Can’t find what you’re looking for? Need more information? Contact the Mission Ministry Team at mission@plymouthpc.org
 


What are our Ministries?

Youth Mission Work

The high-school youth group usually does an extended mission activity every summer. In 2009 they spent a week cleaning up flood damage in Iowa City. In 2010 they spent a week helping in a multitude of ways during the PC-USA’s General Assembly held in downtown Minneapolis.  In 2011, they went to Nashville to help with flood rebuilding. In 2013, the group went to Kansas City, KS to address poverty-borne issues affecting that community. 
 
In 2014, they headed to Denver, CO, where they had the opportunity to see firsthand the changes and challenges that the city of Denver is facing as they partnered with those seeking to bring hope. They served with local food shelves, nursing homes, and children's programs. Met a local pastor with a heart for inner city kids who brings "Sidewalk Sunday School" into different neighborhoods, giving kids a safe place to learn about the love of Christ. In the evenings, they worshiped together while taking in the beautiful mountain view, learned about poverty and homelessness through interactive activities, heard from local residents about what it looks like to live and serve in Denver, and enjoyed a community cookout.

Presbyterian  Coffee  Project

PPC sells coffee from Equal Exchange, a Fair Trade organization that buys directly from small-scale farmer cooperatives, owned and run by the farmers themselves. Because the farmer partners are paid above market prices for their crops, they are able to make investments in community projects, educational programs, and technical trainings. These cooperative organizations also help keep rural communities healthy and strong, and keep local cultures vibrant. 
For each pound of fairly traded coffee, chocolate, tea, and foods Presbyterians purchase through the Coffee Project, 15 cents per pound goes to the PCUSA's Small Farmer Fund. PC (USA)’s fair trade practices complement their mission with farmers in Latin America, Africa and Asia as well as to their commitment to stewardship of the natural environment.  The coffee served at the Sunday morning fellowship is purchased from Equal Exchange.

 363 Sandwich Project

The church supports the 363 Sandwich Project by making as many as 1,000 sandwiches at one time.  This initiative was started by Alan Law, the Sandwich Man, years ago to feed the homeless on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul every night.  The assembly line production happens right after Sunday service and all ages are allowed to participate in this worthwhile activity.  The process is an efficient means of creating a large amount of portable food for hungry people.  Donations to cover the cost of the bread, cheese, bologna and sandwich bags are encouraged.