HCC Mission Fair:

Sunday, April 7, 2024 (10:30-11:30AM) during the Sunday school hour.  An opportunity for the congregation and visitors to meet with our missionaries  (or their liaisons) to learn more about what they are doing and how they are serving. This is an exciting way for our missionaries to show us how HCC is making a difference around the world!

Baylor Scott & White Irving Health Fair (@ HCC): Saturday, April 13, 2024 (more details to follow)

Baylor Scott & White Irving Health Fair (@ HCC):

Saturday, April 13, 2024 (more details to follow)

MANY HELPING HANDS

HCC partners with Many Helping Hands to change the lives of the Irving homeless community, both sheltered and unsheltered, through Christian-based, compassionate, relational and personal service. On the first Thursday of each month our youth & church community volunteer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving, for their Thursday Night Meal service. Click the button below to register.

MISSIONS
HCC has been led to give 19% of its budget towards local, national and world-wide ministries doing work that aligns with the mission of the church. The Missions Ministry Board coordinates this distribution to deserving evangelistic and caring and compassion ministries, in addition to other outreach endeavors with a focus on children, human trafficking, and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. We are guided by our Purpose Statement: Share the word of Jesus Christ with others, grow disciples, and care for the poor and hurting in our world and neighborhoods.

In 2022, we distributed more than $180,600 to 26+ organizations and individuals who work to glorify God and grow His kingdom.

We distribute the funds entrusted to us using the following guidelines:

  • Organization must have a proactively involved Ministry Liaison
  • We aim to split 50%/50% between Presbyterian and non-Presbyterian ministries
  • Reasonable distribution between caring, evangelism/discipleship, and missionary support (approximately 33% each)
  • Reasonable geographic distribution between local/regional, national, and international locations (approximately 50% international includes support of ministries on every continent, except Antarctica)

The HCC Missions Ministry Board also monitors the success and integrity of the missions we support by periodically reviewing an Accountability Form, which reports each ministry’s performance in light of its mission statement, its financial health and integrity, and HCC commitment level. Each Ministry Liaison is responsible for getting the form completed and reporting to the Board regarding the rationale for our ongoing support. The Missions Ministry Board ensures that the various missions are able to give presentations during the “Life and Works of the Church” segment of our weekly worship service.

Caring and Compassion

Angel Tree (Tamie Reed)
Brighter Tomorrows (Tamie Reed)
Café 1040 Inc. (Pat Patterson)
Family Promise (Pat Nicks)
Forefront Living Foundation (Lynn Dorn)
Hands and Feet Initiatives (Sandra Lindstrom)
Irving Cares (Linda Lively)
Presbyterian Disaster Relief – COVID 19 (Open)
Refuge City (Denise Woodward)
The Stewpot (Gina Mitchell)

Evangelism/Discipleship and Direct Support of Missionaries

4-D Ministries – Hank Paulson (Bobby Finken)
Alongside Ministries (Kip Landwehr)
Arrow Outreach (Mark Mitchell)
Bulgarian Christian Church, New Life (Robert Morrison)
Come and Sew Ministries International (CASMI) (Charlene Neff)
Center for Mission Mobilization (Sandra Lindstrom)
Christar (Jonathan Tony)
CRU Belgium (John Schreibfeder)
Jesus the Savior Ministry (Robert Morrison)
Mid-cities Women’s Clinic (Betty Mehling)
New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children (NOROC) (Mary Etta Gale)
Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services (Dave and Judy Brown)
Redlight-Greenlight (Courage Homes) (Tamie Reed)
Spoken Worldwide (Mark Mitchell)
Wycliffe Bible Translators – Trammels (Robert Bibby)
Wycliffe Bible Translators – Fraisers (Sandra Lindstrom)
Wycliffe/Seed Company – Stahls (Greg Vlahos)

COMPASSIONATE CRAFTERS
Compassionate Crafters meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 1-3 p.m. to create handcrafted items for charitable purposes. We have made sensory blankets for dementia patients, baby hats, knitted breast prosthetics, quilts, prayer squares and other items that can be used in outreach. We have sewers, knitters, crocheters and more. If you have a talent you’d like to share or you’d like to join the group, you are welcome. If you see a need for these services in our community, we’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact Jane Ellington by email.