[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We support local, regional and international mission projects in line with Central Presbyterian’s Mission Statement.
Partnership with Trinity Methodist Church in Accra, Ghana
Using scholarship monies from the Squires Memorial Fund, we supported the Reverend Francis Acquah in his Masters and Doctoral studies in the United States. The Rev. Dr. Acquah has now returned to his native Ghana and teaches at Methodist University College Ghana. We have a continuing relationship with Trinity Methodist, the church he first pastored. Read more…
Habitat for Humanity International
In November of 2012 we supported a member of our congregation (Tom Wilson) to spend a week in Léogâne, Haiti, working with other volunteers at the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project building homes for Haitians displaced by the January 2010 earthquake. Below are pictures of Tom in Haiti
4 Walls Project in El Sauce, Nicaragua
In January, 2013, we provided support to Sally Fox to travel to El Sauce, Nicaragua to work with the 4 Walls Project. Sally, along with other team members, participated with local families to construct new homes for them. Attached is Sally’s report of her trip and below are a few pictures of Sally with her team with the El Sauce family.
Livingston County CARES
Beginning in January 2006, several members of our congregation traveled to Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi to assist in rebuilding houses of individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina. Livingston County CARES made a 10-year commitment to this region and, under the leadership of Dr. Tom Matthews, volunteers from SUNY Geneseo, the community, and Central Presbyterian Church have traveled to this region to work with local individuals and organizations. You can read more about these efforts on their website http://communitycare.geneseo.edu/.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Parish Outreach Center, Inc.
In addition to supporting this Center with our monies, several of our members volunteer as Board and staff members to serve the needs of the uninsured and underinsured people of this region. The Center is located at the Geneseo United Methodist Church, 520 Genesee Street, and provides health care including mental health services.
Geneseo-Groveland Emergency Food Pantry
The first Sunday of each month members of Central bring food to the church to be distributed at the food pantry.
Other mission projects supported by our congregation include, but not are not limited to: