Eastminster Presbyterian Church


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Social Justice and Concerns
Orchard's Social Concerns & Justice committee is charged with establishing ministries in support of “the widow, the orphan” and the “least of these brothers of mine”.  We endeavor to find ministries and opportunities to serve that are closely aligned with our Lord’s mandate to serve those in the deepest need.  This year we are involved with the following ministries:
  • Project Understanding provides housing, food and assistance to the homeless of our community.   
  • Project Understanding's Tutoring Center here at Orchard where loving and caring volunteers help elementary school children with math, reading, and writing
  • Project Understanding Work Days - Six times a year a group from Orchard helps on a Saturday morning from 9 am to noon helping distribute food and doing intake for new familities needing assistance.  Work days are on the third Saturday of the odd months (January, March, May, July, September, and November).
  • ACTION (Area Christians Taking Initiative On Needs) Ministries such as
    • Action Day 
    • Community Christmas Shoppe (December 14, 2013)
  • Young Life - ministry to high school students
  • Tender Life - helping caring for pregnant women of our community who are without family support, including assistance with child birth, education and support.
  • TRAC (Teen Reach Adventure Camp) - Two three day camps (one for boys and one for girls) focus on providing a Christ centered outdoor experience for foster kids.
  • Fall Mission Trip – Coincides with the Ventura Unified School District fall break.  In past years we have gone to Biloxi, MS and Porvenir, Mexico.  Last year we served with Habitat for Humanity in Simi Valley. 
  • River Haven - Every month a group of volunteers cooks and serves dinner to residents of River Haven, a tent city in Oxnard.  We go on the third Monday of each month, rain or shine. 

 

Church on a Missions / Social Justice and concerns is conducting their first church-wide survey. They are entering into a time of planning for their programs and the direction they are taking. They are asking for input. The survey can be completed in 5 minutes and will really help them out.  We as an entire church also want to assess the heart of the congregation and this survey will help us with this.  Click on the link below and fill out the survey. By the way, the survey is all automatic. After you fill it out, just click "Done". There is nothing else to do. It is quick and easy and completely on-line. Thanks again in advance!!


Micah 6:8
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

James 1:27
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.