Projects include food and flood relief, worship enhancement for the hearing impaired
October 26, 2020
Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded grants totaling $137,211 to nine Nebraska churches or organizations in April to partially fund projects that support outreach activities to enhance or expand some aspect of their ministry. According to a news release from the Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation, grantees and their projects include:
- Hope Presbyterian Church (Omaha) for food and supplies to fill backpacks with food for distribution at their local elementary school
- New Life Presbyterian (Omaha) in support of its free neighborhood after-school enrichment and food program for children
- Presbytery of Missouri River Valley PDA (Omaha) for home rebuilding supplies for ongoing work weeks related to catastrophic flooding in the Midwest in 2019
- First Presbyterian Church (Gordon) to upgrade their technology and increase internet capacity to livestream their worship services
- Palmyra Presbyterian Church (Palmyra) for first aid kits to distribute community wide as an outreach project
- First Presbyterian Church (Lincoln) for installation of a hearing loop to enhance the worship experience for the hearing impaired
- Eastridge Presbyterian Church (Lincoln) to enlarge the existing food pantry and build an adjoining ADA compliant sidewalk ramp to address increasing food insecurity in the community
- Church of the Plains (Edgar) for an upgrade to the recording and livestream equipment
- Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church for improvements to the sound system and internet throughout the building to allow all areas to be used for community events.
Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation is proud to partner with all its grantees to help support their mission and be the hands and feet of Christ in our communities. In light of current restrictions and in response to increasing community needs, these projects are timely in providing technology to help congregations worship in new and creative ways, and projects that address food insecurity are needed now more than ever to help the most vulnerable.
Established in 1958, Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation makes annual grants to Nebraska PC(USA) congregations and related organizations to support their mission and share the love of Christ. More information about grant funding can be found on NPF’s website, nebpresby.org.
Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation, Special to Presbyterian News Service, Presbyterian Mission Agency
Today’s Focus: Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Yvette Russell-Minor, Board of Pensions
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Let us pray:
God of greatness, help us to be faithful servants where we live and thus praise you each and every day. Amen.