Other Mission Involvement and Support
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace…”
– 1 Peter 4:9-10
Each November Angel Trees are placed in Fellowship Hall and in the Narthex. Decorative tags include the name of a child or adult along with a Christmas gift idea. Members select a tag, purchase a gift, and return it to the church for holiday distribution by area agencies. Organizations represented on the Angel Tree have included South Hills Interfaith Ministries, Sojourner House, Lydia’s Place, Presbyterian SeniorCare, Amachi Mentoring, The Open Door, and winter kits for the homeless. This is an especially popular outreach the whole family enjoys. Angel Tree gifts help to ensure that no one is left out as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. For information contact the Church Office at 412-343-8900.
Medical Benevolence Foundation
The mission of Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF), the officially validated medical support organization for the Presbyterian Church (USA), is to offer medical care and hope to those most in need throughout the world. MBF support can be found in more than 100 hospitals and clinics. With funds raised through their partners, MBF provides support for medical mission workers, helps build and operate hospitals in impoverished nations, and trains healthcare workers for their local communities. MBF contributes to the fight against diseases of poverty, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and malnutrition. Southminster actively supports the work of MBF with grants from the mission fund. Read more about this organization at www.mbfoundation.org.