The Presbytery of West Jersey 1701 Sycamore Street, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 Voice: 856-547-5100 Fax: 856-547-3260 Web site: www.wjpresbytery.org Ministries Supported by the Generous Giving of the Churches of the Presbytery of West Jersey 2012 Mission Funding MISSION FUNDING PRIORITIES We are focusing on hunger and homeless programs in 2012. Other priorities include development of new congregations, and care of existing congregations; community-directed outreach and programs that meet human need, especially those supported by congregations. HUNGER AND HOMELESS PROGRAMS Meanwhile, why not encourage ► Friends of Jean Webster your ($25,000) congregation The homeless/unemployment crisis in Atlantic City to participate continues to create urgent needs. This ministry serves in the 2cents a meals to 400+ people, five days a week. Volunteer meal opportunities are always available to help serve meals. program? Congregations in WJP have ► Family Promise raised ($17,680) thousands for Family Promise keeps family units together as they hunger projects. We have sent grants to local food work though the struggles of finding and banks and internationally to Sudan, Haiti, Chile, maintaining permanent housing. In Gloucester Guatemala, Cuba, South Korea and Pakistan. County we are assisting in the purchase of new cots that are transported weekly to the hosting church. In ► Your Food Shelf Cumberland County we are aiding in start-up costs ($16,000)* for the program. This is an outreach program in Camden. We provide food, clothing, staples and some furniture to the financially disadvantaged in Camden. (*An additional ► Hunger Action Enabler $2,000 will be forthcoming from 2 Cents a Meal.) ($7,000) The mission committee is looking at filling this DEVELOPMENT of NEW CONGREGATIONS vacant position in 2012 with a person that will be available to all churches in the Presbytery to assist ► New Church Development Fund in educating congregations on the many programs ($20,000) available to raise funds to fight hunger and to raise This fund supports the work of NCD committee as it justice issues. explores potential new growth projects. ► Friendship Community Church, Sicklerville ($ 9,000 building mortgage) Under the leadership of Rev. Michele Allen, this vibrant church is building outreach events and open worship opportunities for the community. These funds are part of mortgage payments for the building for which the Presbytery has made a commitment. CONSULTATION AND SUPPORT FOR PRESBYTERY OUTREACH PROGRAMS EXISTING CONGREGATIONS ► Congregational Life Staff and Resources ► Cuba Task Force ($60,500) ($5,300) Our two consultants work with congregations, providing This partnership with our sister church in the Presbytery pastor and support. of Matanzas, Cuba, began in 2000. The Task Force makes study visits - open to all members of the ► Support for Individual Congregations Presbytery - to the Cuban congregations in the Matanzas Presbytery ($15,000) In consultation with the Committee on Ministry and Consultants for Congregational Life, the Presbytery ► Camp Johnsonburg supports churches that are in the process of redirecting ($10,000) their mission and ministry. Located in the northwest corner of NJ, this Presbyterian camp and conference center provides summer camp, retreat and renewal experiences for thousands every year. ►Grants for Congregation Outreach ($20,000) These grants are allocated for local mission projects by WJ presbytery congregations. They are one time matching grants of $1,000 each. Applications are online at www.wjpresbytery.org/mission COMMUNITY DIRECTED OUTREACH ► Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church, ► Caring Hearts Ministry Camden, & Jethro Presbyterian Church, ($6,000) Atlantic City Caring Hearts provides quality-of-life services to families with children with HIV/AIDS in southern NJ. These two churches have received a special grant of $65,000 dispersed over a 3 year period for evangelism of neighborhoods and church growth. The source of these funds does not come from the Mission budget, but from the sale of Westminster church in Camden. ►Camden Free Clinic ($10,000) In partnership with First Presbyterian church in Haddonfield, volunteer medical personnel work to bring much needed medical services to the poor and uninsured. The funds are used to purchase basic supplies and storage.
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