Outreach and Missions

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Pine Ridge seeks to partner with the congregation as we follow Jesus' example of offering love, help, and hope to the poor, oppressed and needy. We are called to action to faithfully and prayerfully offer support to those with physical and spiritual needs through sharing of time, talents and money in support of local, national and global mission. Mission programs/projects include:

  • Hillcrest Ministries Housing of Platte County
  • Southern Platte Emergency Assistance Center food pantry
  • Living Waters of the World - installation of clean water systems in Guatemala
  • Disaster Assistance and Relief Team (DART) -  Check out pictures from our 2014 DART Mission Trip to Joplin, Mo.
  • James Gang -a group of men and women committed to performing "works" for those in the church who need help on minor home repairs
  • Salvation Army Soup Kitchen - lunch prepared and served two times each month at the Salvation Army's "Beacon of Hope Cafe" located at 9th and Prospect
  • Stop Hunger Now

There are numerous miscellaneous mission opportunities not mentioned here that are part of other committees/groups of our church (One Great House of Sharing, Argentine Presbyterian Church Baby Closet, Turn the Page, Project Warmth, mission trips by our youth, etc.)

Check out pictures from our Living Waters of the World Guatemala trip.

 

OUTREACH

WELCOMING VISITORS

The Welcome Committee is responsible for maintaining and staffing the Welcome Center. They assist new visitors in locating areas of interest. We provide first-time visitors with information to more fully understand all that Pine Ridge has to offer.


ATTRACTING PEOPLE

The main focus of the Attraction Committee is to "attract" key audiences to Pine Ridge. The committee works with local media and press sources, as well as the Pine Ridge website. Our goal is to bring new visitors in that will hopefully feel comfortable and welcomed and will eventually make our church their own.  Some of our projects have included:

  • Mr. Stinky Feet Concert
  • Cloverton Concert
  • Parkville Parade
  • Neighborhood Carnival
  • "I Love My Church" Events
  • Santa's Secret Workshop

COFFEE MINISTRY

The Holy Grounds Café opened in September 2007. At this time we provide, at no charge, free-trade coffee, hot tea and donuts. Lattes, cappuccinos, espressos (made with free-trade coffee) and fruit smoothies are available at a minimal cost. The café is open every Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Whether behind the coffee counter, or in front of it, The Holy Grounds Cafe is a great place to meet new faces in the church, fellowship, and build community.

Holy Grounds Café is staffed solely by volunteers.  Volunteers are provided training on the simple operation of the equipment and new volunteers are placed with our more experienced volunteers until they are comfortable with their responsibilities. Come join our team!


MUSIC EVENTS

The Music Events Committee exists to reach out in friendship to the community and members of Pine Ridge. Our sanctuary has outstanding acoustics making it a superb auditorium for music and other events. It was also felt this was another way to invite others to enjoy the fellowship and mission of our church as well as to present outstanding musical events which would celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ to the public. We sponsor three events each year.  Some of our sponsored events have included:

  • William Baker Festival Singers
  • African Children's Choir
  • Rezound
  • The Trouble Clefs