Together in Service, formerly known as Mission Opportunities, is one way that Presbyterian Women supports mission. In addition to undertaking self-selected mission projects, you can also be “Together in Service” through financial gifts. The generous giving of Presbyterian Women to Together in Service funds mission initiatives such as health care, education, reconciliation and healing, poverty relief and more, as well as support for existing denominational and ecumenical programs.
You may direct your gift toward Together in Service mission in general or specify one of the Together in Service Projects:
- On Eagle’s Wings Ministries
On Eagle’s Wings offers free, Christ-centered support to individuals caught in the web of sex trafficking. They also have an online call center and continue to learn how to reach out to those in need.
- Sunset Gap Community Center
Sunset Gap is a “Christian-based organization uniting people of all faiths and providing programs that contribute to the physical, social, economic and spiritual growth of the people of Cocke and Sevier counties” in Tennessee. Coordinating home repairs, a thrift shop, food pantry and meal delivery program, Sunset Gap enhances the well-being of people in an impoverished area of Appalachia.
- Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Ending human trafficking will require building awareness and coordinating efforts in every community. San Francisco’s Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coaltion (BAATC) works to achieve a slave-free by coordinating the intervention, aftercare and prevention services in the community.
- Puente Community Resource Center
Puente is the only community resource center in south San Mateo County, California. This area’s farms employ many immigrant workers who cannot easily access social services. Puente offers programs in health and wellness, adult education, leadership development and employment, in addition to providing emergency resources for rent, utilities, clothing and toiletries.
- Ciliwung Community Center
This community center provides women in Jakarta with the opportunity to learn about nutrition, get support for their families and learn skills that will be a source of income. The center also houses a kindergarten and library.
- The Suwung School and Clinic
Sorting and recycling items from garbage dumps is a source of income for a number of residents of Bali’s capital, Denpasar. The Protestant Reformed Church in Western Indonesia (GPIB) supports these individuals and their children with a school and medical clinic in the garbage dump.
- Disaster Recovery with PW in Puerto Rico
Presbyterian Women in the Synod of Puerto Rico are key leaders of recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane María. From the beginning, women have taken up the task of serving their communities and now they are part of the transition to long term recovery. Your Together in Service donation will support ongoing recovery efforts in three key areas: water supply, community building and home reconstruction.
Individuals may also give by phone or online.
Presbyterian Women in the Congregation groups should forward Together in Service gifts to the PW in the Presbytery treasurer according to the quarterly deadlines:
- March 10
- June 10
- September 10
- December 10
Download a remittance form for PW in the Congregations.
If you need contact information for your PW in the Presbytery treasurer, contact Presbyterian Women.
PW in the Presbytery treasurers should forward Together in Service gifts received from congregations to Presbyterian Women Churchwide (with the PW in the Presbytery Remittance form) according to the quarterly deadlines:
- March 15
- June 15
- September 15
- December 15
To ask a question or to learn more about the Together in Service, contact Rhonda Martin.