In preparation for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Presbyterian Hunger Program is inviting individuals and congregations to watch the encore presentation of a worship service exploring the Church’s biblical call to end poverty.
A group of Presbyterians has been joining global leaders and activists at the 26th gathering of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, also known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Presbyterians want abundance of life for all. We want to help those living in poverty. We like to get our hands dirty to make a difference. We run food programs and build houses on mission trips. We partner with other agencies working to address poverty and hunger in our communities and around the world. The Matthew 25 vision embraces all these ways — and many more — in which we use our time, talents and treasure to feed the hungry and walk alongside the vulnerable.
In 2020, the price of bread doubled in Syria and the price of imported goods such as rice and sugar increased by 400%. The Jinishian Memorial Program provided coupons to 871 families to make food more affordable.
“If the Jinishian Memorial Program weren’t here with us, what would we do?” a desperate mother in Syria recently asked a JMP staff member.
In our time when the effects of climate change threaten to wipe out endangered species and uproot and displace communities, the Rev. Dr. David Gambrell says Presbyterians have a special responsibility to prevent such disasters and protect the most vulnerable.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.” — Lamentations 3:22