The Presbyterian Church of Portersville is committed to supporting outreach efforts in the local community. Below are current efforts that we support.
Portersville Food and Fellowship for People Food Cupboard
The Portersville Food Pantry is a non-profit organization which provides food to low income individuals and families in the Portersville, Prospect and Harmony areas. The Pantry is open for distribution on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Muddycreeek-Portersville Volunteer Fire Station.
The Food Pantry opened its doors in January of 1991 at the Portersville -Muddycreeek Fire hall. The first pastor who believed in our mission was Tom Clyde of the Portersville Presbyterian Church. The church collected 37 bags of groceries and $67.00 as we stepped out in faith to serve the first 29 families that month.
We are a 501c organization and receive food from Federal, State and County sources. These resources have been cut drastically over the last 3 years, so we have been reaching out to local churches, schools and individuals to help with our needs. God never ceases to amaze us as He provides each month in unexpected ways. The Food Pantry currently service between 75 and 80 families each month. We rely on the community for many donations of non-food items that are not covered by other means. The Pantry also accepts donations of good used clothing, especially for children. If you would like to donate, the following items are always needed and appreciated: Toilet paper, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly, dog or cat food, dish washing soap, toiletries such as soap and shampoo.
This is God’s Food Pantry and He has blessed us with wonderful volunteers. Before packing groceries each month we have a time to share and pray for those who will enter to receive food. We believe in giving a hand up, not just a handout, to the community filled with hurting people who need to know that Jesus loves them.
For more information or to get involved, contact Cyndi Burns or Patti Ireland at 724-368-9532.
City Rescue Mission,
New Castle, PA
The City Rescue Mission is a Christian ministry that has been providing spiritual and physical care to the hurting, hungry and homeless of the New Castle community since 1911.
Mission’s Men’s Ministry has provided services to tens of thousands of men, through the Community Feeding Program, the Crossroads Emergency Shelter Program, and the Recovery Program.
The Family Care Ministry provides assistance to families in need such as food, personal care items, household products, clothing, and prayer and wise counsel. Many families served are in crisis due to underemployment, unemployment, medical crisis, fire, or poverty. The elderly and children are a large percentage of the individuals served.
Covenant House Ministry provides temporary, emergency shelter for homeless women and children. They come looking for a safe place to stay while they heal, think, pray, plan and act.
The Youth Ministry at the Sankey Center provides after school and summer programming for economically disadvantaged, school aged, urban youth. The children find a staff who cares about their individual hurts, concerns, circumstances and goals, caring men and women who listen to them, counsel them, accept them, encourage them and help them to become the leaders of the next generation (prevention at its finest) as they introduce them to the only One who can really change their lives, the Lord Jesus Christ .
For more information, visit the City Rescue Mission website.
Steven and Kayla Tini
CEF is a non-profit, non-denominational, faith based, and mostly volunteer run ministry. Every year CEF is able to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children! Steven and Kayla Tini are the local coordinators for CEF in Butler County.
Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) is a worldwide organization whose purpose is to reach every boy and girl with the gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple them, and see them established in a local Bible believing church. CEF is able to do this through many different ministries such as the 5-Day Club® program, the Good News Club® program, the Truth Chasers Club®, and Wonderzone.com®. To learn more about what CEF is doing here at home, check out their website.
Pine Valley Bible Camp
Pine Valley Camp is a place where children who cannot typically afford summer camp can experience real life change. Our staff are dedicated to loving every child regardless of physical needs, emotional struggles, or personal background. In the safe and family-like atmosphere of camp, we have the privilege of witnessing God transform the hearts of children.
For more information on Pine Valley Camp, visit their website.
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Seneca Hills Bible Camp and Retreat Center as an interdenominational, non-profit organization, has been conducting gospel-centered ministry in the outdoor setting since 1936. Conveniently located between Pittsburgh and Erie, PA just off Interstate 80, Seneca Hills exists to lead people, especially youth, to a vital personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life of dedicated service. Through dynamic, inspiring year-round camps, conferences and retreats, it is our desire to assist God’s people to develop and implement a Biblical worldview into all of life. If you have any questions, any one of our dedicated staff would be delighted to talk to you. Or you may find what you need as you browse our website to what this premier camp, conference and retreat center has to offer you!