Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

Local, National and International Service Opportunities



Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pick-up                                

Our semi-annual “Adopt-a-Highway” cleaning of Route 250 between Klem and Lake Roads will take place on Saturday, April 22. Contact Mark P if you'd like to help!


Adult Mission Work Team Trip            April 23-29, 2017
 The next adult Mission Work Team will be staying at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, and again will be working for A Future with Hope, a United Methodist organization https://www.gnjumc.org/sandy-recovery/. The need to continue working on Hurricane Sandy recovery along the coast of New Jersey still remains.

2016 Kenya Mission Trip 
 
The “Msaada Watoto” (we all help the children) mission trip to Kenya from September 8-28 was very successful!  The WPC members were able to complete all of the mission projects that were planned before the trip.  Due to the very generous donations to Summer Mission by the congregation and a number of others from outside the congregation, they were able to do several extra projects that they didn’t discover until they were there.  They also renewed friendships with many mission partners in Kenya, including Grace Kaigai, John and Grace Sankok, and Lucy Tinkoi.  The ten members of the mission team came back feeling very blessed and inspired by this trip!  


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Adult Mission Work Team Trip                April 17-23, 2016
 Fourteen people stayed at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey and  worked for A Future with Hope restoring homes that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 
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 Adult Mission Work Team Trip          April 12-18, 2015         Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Our team of 13 returned home safely on April 18 following a week of hard work and great fellowship in New Jersey. We stayed at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church where the youth work camp team had stayed two weeks earlier. Our hosts at the Point Pleasant church told us that they were extremely impressed by our youth and their leaders!! We also enjoyed great fellowship within our group and with a group from Michigan who were also staying at this church.

We spent most of our time hanging drywall at a rather large house with 9’ ceilings in Manahawkin, NJ, and owner Dave very much appreciated our work. We also got to meet a number of folks from the Point Pleasant area who are sadly still not back in their homes 2.5 years after Hurricane Sandy.



Adult Mission Work Team Trip
September 28-October 4, 2014 
Our team of nine had a very successful mission work trip to the Point Pleasant/Neptune New Jersey area. This area near the Jersey Shore had been badly devastated by Hurricane Sandy almost two years ago. Our team of nine hung drywall in a home owned by a single mother who has been living in a motel room since the storm. She had tears of joy when she came to see us and her home later in the week when we were there. And once again thank you for your prayers and for your generous financial support of our trip! 

Adult Mission Work Team Trip                            April 6-12, 2014

An adult mission work team recently returned from a trip to the New York City area (Far Rockaway) to help with a Hurricane Sandy relief project.  They stayed at First Presbyterian Church in the Jamaica section of Queens (where Alan Durbin and Brad Adams stayed in July 2013 when they went with a group from Presbytery).  As usual, it was a rewarding and inspiring trip. Staying and working in an urban area does make it different in some ways from all of the prior trips.

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Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pick-up             November 4 & 5, 2013
Thanks to all who helped with the litter pickup along Rt 250 from Klem Road to Lake Road on  November 4th & 5th!  Although it took two crews to do it this time, the Lord provided just enough help to complete the work on two separate days. Our NYS highway department contact recently shared how pleased they are with our faithful service on this project!


In-House Workcamp                                     October 14-18, 2013

What a productive workcamp we had at our own church!  Stop in and see the results!


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 Adult Work Team Trip
to Endicott/Binghamton
April 2013


Sixteen of our adult members  made the  trip again to the Endicott-Binghamton area to help rebuild homes that were badly flooded during Tropical Storm Lee in early September 2011.
This time we worked on and made significant progress on 3 homes in 3 different towns:   1)   Completed mudding and sanding of drywall and some painting at a home in Vestal.   2)   Painted all of the downstairs rooms and hung a door at a home in Owego.                     3)   Installed vinyl siding at a home in Barton.

In addition we visited with a very special homeowner, Betty, whose house we had worked on last fall. It was not only wonderful to visit with her again, but also to see that the renovations on her home are now almost complete and she is once again able to live on both floors of her home.

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Adult Work Team Trip to Endicott/Binghamton

October 2012

An adult team from the church spent a week in October working in Johnson City, NY, rehabilitating 2 homes damaged by the flooding of the Susquehanna River last fall.  One homeowner, an 86 year old widow, has spent the last year living upstairs in three bedrooms and a bathroom, often getting her meals in a nearby hospital cafeteria.  Our hosts from the First Presbyterian Church in Endicott, NY, told us there are still approximately 1000 homes remaining in need of repair in the greater Binghamton area and they expect to be sponsoring work teams for at least the next two years.

 

Webster Presbyterian Church has a long history of sending out teams to help others in need.  The Senior High youth have been going out during spring break for the last 50 years from as far as Maine and New Mexico to as near as Philadelphia and Fredonia.  Since Katrina in 2005, we have sent out at least two adult teams per year doing flood relief in places like Mississippi, Iowa, and West Virginia, and now nearer home in the Binghamton area.  Ministering to the people we meet and helping to return their houses back into their homes is truly a rewarding experience, so plans are already beginning for next spring’s trip. Brad Adams, who has been the organizer of the adult trips, often says, “We go out planning on helping others and return inspired by those we serve."


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Community Service Saturday

During the morning of Saturday, November 3, 2012 we  worked on THREE mission service projects in the Webster community. The projects  included working at Never Say Never Stables  on Maple Drive, beautifying our village by raking leaves in 3 village parks, and picking up litter and debris along Rt 250 from Klem Road to Lake Road (Adopt-A-Highway program). It was an opportunity to do some significant community service in a very short time right here in the community where we live.

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