As members of Neshaminy Warwick Presbyterian Church, we are called to serve, not to be served. We support mission efforts by involvement and financial support locally, regionally, nationally, and worldwide that focus on basic human needs.
Some of our missions are:
- Providing book bags filled with school supplies in August for inner-city children helped by the John Gloucester House
- Supporting Kirkwood Brainerd Camp, a local Presbyterian Youth Summer Camp
- Providing financial support to the Life Abundant ministry that works with inmates at the local prison.
- Refurbishing an apartment for A Woman’s Place, a safe haven for sheltered women and children.
- Providing food, shelter, and staffing for the homeless in Bucks County during a winter month, as part of Operation Code Blue, in partnership with Bucks County Housing Group
- Making casseroles for the homeless at Francis Inn
- Sending mission teams to work with the homeless at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission
- Supporting the Doylestown Free Clinic through financial donations
- Hosting and supporting the Jake Darreff Legacy Run, started by a member of Neshaminy, whose proceeds benefit the family of a child with cancer
- Supporting through involvement and financial aid to the Oxford Circle Community Center OCCDA which provides after school programs for children in Northeast Philadelphia
- Supporting a Christian missionary family in India in partnership with Eastern Mennonite Mission
- Providing Christmas in a shoebox, through our Sunday School, for third world children as part of Samaritans Purse- Operation Christmas Child
As Christ came to this world to serve rather than to be served, we desire those in our congregation to regularly serve both in our Sunday ministries and serve others in our community of faith.
Our ongoing ministries include:
Adult Mission Trips
Adults travel to various locations in need and work with local churches to rebuild houses and minister to those who need help. This mission has taken NWPC to New Orleans, New Jersey, Memphis, and Florida after major disasters.
“Church has left the Building” Sunday
One Sunday a year is dedicated to performing community mission work. We replace our morning worship services by collecting food for local food banks, preparing casseroles and meals for the homeless at St. Francis Inn in Philadelphia, and working on yards, performing minor home repairs for Bucks County Community Housing or whatever activities the NWPC Mission Team has planned. Children and adults work together in fellowship during this intergenerational activity. In the evening we celebrate this day by gathering for worship and a fellowship meal.
Usually in October, our church runs a day long fair to raise money to support missions. Our members bake and sell home baked items, make and sell Christmas and other craft items, clean out their house and donate “treasures” that are sold for bargain prices, make and sell our world famous apple butter, cooked throughout the night right on site. On the day of the fair families enjoy hay rides, kids’ games, a petting zoo, and opportunities to purchase food, crafts, used books and bargains galore and have fun!!
Throughout the year, a loving and caring group of individuals minister to others in the congregation by taking worship flowers to house bound members, visiting the bedridden, and arranging and coordinating church events.
The Concern Center staffed by dedicated helpers provides transportation, meals and assistance to those in need. If you can occasionally provide a meal, drive someone to their destination or provide some hours to relieve a caregiver, please call Doris Pickel (215-674-1854) or Cathy Roushey (215-675-2909) and offer your assistance.