Mission Team

Mission Team Plumb Lines

  1. Be Seen

    We strive to show God’s love in our relationships, work places, and in the community.    We are  mindful that we may be the only Christians that some in our communities  may meet.  Our presence in the world will reflect God’s love of all people.
  2. Engage in hands on service

    Our time, talents and abilities are gifts that we should cheerfully offer.  We will use our church as a home base to refresh our souls as we go out in the world to invest these gifts and receive spiritual growth through service to others as we partner with God in His mission.
     
  3. Start small

    Landslides begin with the slightest sound or  movement, and change the form and shape of mountains forever.  We will identify opportunities to share God’s word, love and grace with the resources we have been provided.  This may be as small as providing a Bible study to our homeless clients who desire to attend.  Who knows this small snowball could create a ministry landslide in our community?
     
  4. Step out in faith

    Start by simply finding a need you can help meet close to home. Look around your local community and notice problems that especially bother you and motivate you to want to do something to help solve. 
     

About the Mission Team

Our aim is to reflect God’s love for his people, by loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.  We believe that our neighbors are not only those who live near us, but in our community and around the world.  The Mission Team offers exciting and fulfilling volunteer opportunities.

Organizations We Serve

Rainbow Place

This winter shelter for homeless women has operated at RPC for over thirty five years.  Rainbow Place was started by a women’s study group as part of Rockville Presbyterian Church and now operates as an independent 501(c)3.  We continue to support Rainbow Place by volunteering our time and talents and serving in leadership positions. Additionally, we support many of their major fundraising efforts, such as their annual Sleep-a-Thon and Rainbow Tea.  Learn more at Rainbow Place.

The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Maryland: Tree House

The Friday Small Group participated in the Tree House Tour De Cookie benefiting the Tree House CAC of Montgomery County, MD. They hosted a cookie stop featuring cookie donations from RPC members and were voted the most spirited cookie stop on the tour in 2019! Learn more at Tree House.

Interfaith Works

We support Interfaith Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Md. We participate in a variety of collections, such as their School Supplies Drive and Inside Not Outside Drive (supplies for formerly homeless people moving into permanent housing). Learn more at Interfaith Works.

Community Reach of Montgomery County (formerly Community Ministries of Rockville)

We support Community Reach by participating and supporting fundraising and needs activities, such as their Thanksgiving basket program, which collects food for the Thanksgiving meal, distributed to those in need. Learn more at Community Reach.

Manna Food Center

Manna is committed to eliminating hunger in Montgomery County, MD. We support this organization through collections, including their Souper Bowl of Caring each year. Learn more at Manna.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. PDA focuses on the long term recovery from national and international disasters and provides disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods. We support this organization through collections and through preparing Gift of Heart kits. Learn more at Presbytery Disaster.

Other Mission Activities

 Children’s Coin Collection

  • The second Sunday of every month is our Children’s Coin Collection.
  • The children collect loose change from the congregation during our Time with the Children during worship.
  • Funds collected support a variety of Mission activities, including our youth mission trip, local organizations, and wider Presbyterian Mission.

Yearly Financial Contribution to Rainbow Place, Interfaith Works and Community Reach of Montgomery County.

Friday Small Group Mission Activities

Youth Mission Trip

  • Support and outreach for fundraising efforts
  • “Goodie bags” for participants
  • Sponsoring a special feature during Worship.

Christmas Joy Gift – A PCUSA Mission
Support current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Learn more at Christmas Joy.

One Great Hour of Sharing- A PCUSA Mission
Support and serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope. Learn more at One Great Hour.

Tour De Cookie

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