As Jesus said, From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required (Luke 12:48). God calls us to mission work wherever there is need. It is the responsibility of the Local Mission committee to address the needs of Boyle County residents which is accomplished through a variety of ministries, including:
Showers of Blessings
Four to five times a year, our church collects much-needed items for an organization that is serving the Boyle County community. These items are collected in the designated boxes in the Fellowship Hall. Past recipients have included: Harvesting Hope, the Salvation Army, Wilderness Trace Childhood Development Center, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Sunrise Children's Home, and more.
Contact any member of the Local Mission committee if you have suggestions of an agency to receive these "blessings."
Visit Fellowship Hall to bring your donations!
Arnold Tower Dinners
Each month the church hosts a dinner for senior citizen residents at Arnold Tower to share in food and fellowship.
During the Christmas season, our congregation raises money for the Salvation Army by serving as bell ringers at kettle stations, and providing gifts for the "Forgotten Angels" of the Angel Tree Program.
On the second Sunday of every month, an offering is collected at the 8:30 AM worship, and the children of our church take up a collection of loose change during the 11:00 AM worship. A joint local and world mission project, all of the money collected feeds hungry people in our community and around the world.
Deacons Aid Fund
The Presbyterian Church is happy to offer financial support through our Deacons Aid Fund to these agencies working in Boyle County:
If your agency or organization is interested in receiving funding from the Presbyterian Church of Danville, please read and complete a grant application. Grants are accepted in September and October every year. Click here for information.
How You Can Help
If you would like to make a donation to the church's local mission efforts, checks can be made out to the Presbyterian Church of Danville with "Local Mission" in the memo line. Please mail checks to:
The Presbyterian Church of Danville
Attn: Local Mission
500 West Main Street
Danville, KY 40422
Local Mission Committee
The Local Mission committee meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in Room 120. Meetings are open to anyone who is interested in serving. Current committee members are:
The Presbyterian Church of Danville is one of four area churches participating in a program to serve nutritious meals to those that are hungry in our community. Usually on the second Saturday of the month, from 8:30am - 12:00pm, all are welcome to come to Fellowship Hall to prepare, package and deliver these meals. There is a job for everyone - even the smallest hands can get involved!
For more information or if you would like to get involved, please contact Lynn in the Church office.
Soups On Us
In response to Jesus’ commission to “go into all the world”, our World Mission Team directs the church’s ministries to ways in which we can partner with our brothers and sisters in Christ in many parts of the globe. Our intent is not to dispense charity, but rather to empower people to improve their quality of life in a sustainable way. Some of these partnerships include:
Support of the Mission of the PCUSA
This includes the functioning of our Presbytery (Transylvania), Synod (Synod of Living Waters) and General Assembly. Funds are used for operations as well as local and world ministries, including support of our long-term missionaries abroad. Learn more at www.pcusa.org/worldmission
This microfinance organization loans funds to people in developing countries who have no access to conventional loans needed for starting a business, funding an education, and other activities that help them become self-sufficient. An initial investment from our operating budget has nearly tripled, as the loans are repaid and then reinvested. Learn more at https://www.kiva.org/
Living Waters for the World
We believe that clean water is a basic human right; yet many areas of the world struggle to have access to clean water, and millions of people die each year from water-borne disease – most of them children under the age of five. This ministry of trains and equips congregational mission teams to install clean water systems in developing countries, and to educate those communities about the proper use of clean water. The Presbyterian Church of Danville is actively engaged in this ministry, having installed many of these systems in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico since 2003. Many of our congregants have traveled with these mission teams, and many more have supported with financial support and with prayer. Learn more at www.livingwatersfortheworld.org.
Mission Co-workers in South Sudan
In this war-ravaged, impoverished struggling nation, PCUSA is offering support through Nancy and Shelvis Smith-Mather, who have served there for several years. We have a developing relationship with this family, and provide some financial support for their ministry. Learn more at:
Mamisoa Rakatomalala is a Malagasy pastor, ordained by the national church (FJKM) and serving 14 congregations in that poverty-stricken nation. She is currently studying for an advanced degree in congregational leadership training at Columbia Seminary (Decatur, GA), and plans to return to her country to empower churches in developing internal leadership skills. Mamisoa has visited with our congregation several times, and we have nurtured a warm relationship with her and her family.
Dalit Children in India
Four Dalit (‘untouchable’) children in India receive direct support from this church through Witnessing Ministries of Christ, enabling them to be fed, clothed and educated. These precious children of God, through education, are being saved from the degradation of the caste system. Learn more at www.witnessingministries.org.
Good Shepherd Hospital, Dem. Rep. of Congo
This hospital is the primary health care facility of IMCK (Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai), the major medical teaching institution in this nation. We support both patient care and medical training in this Congolese Presbyterian institution. Learn more at: www.imck.org
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Recent years have brought a number of natural disasters in this country and around the world. Through support of our denomination’s disaster assistance program, as well as by sending people for on-site work teams, we have helped to alleviate the suffering from these tragedies. Learn more at www.pda.pcusa.org/
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Our church has sponsored several refugee families, providing them with a place to live and assistance in assimilating into the community. We have enabled families from Bosnia, Iraq, Liberia and Syria to have a new, safe beginning in the U.S. Learn more at www.kyrm.org.
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
LPTS has its roots right here in Danville, where it was established in 1853, operating primarily on the site of the present Centre College. In 1893, LPTS was founded, and the two seminaries merged into the Louisville campus. With a fine reputation for the education of clergy of several denominations, as well as Christian educators and counselors, LPTS is one of ten PCUSA seminaries in the country, and the only one within our Synod of Living Waters. The seminary is now tuition-free, making it more possible for new pastors to serve our smaller churches. Learn more at: www.lpts.edu
Bread for the World
Understanding that even while we offer direct support to the needs of the world, we must also attack the systemic causes of poverty and social injustice, this church actively supports Bread for the World, an organization that raises a strong voice in Washington D.C. on behalf of legislations that affect our global policies. Learn more at www.bread.org.
Our denomination sponsors four annual “Special Offerings” that support various domestic and international ministries. This church participates in all of these offerings annually, providing thousands of dollars of assistance to these programs. Learn more at www.pcusa.org.