Mission, Service and Peacemaking
Our mission statement discloses what is closest to our hearts: service to those outside our walls. Through our own involvement in direct service to others, through advocacy for social change, through giving to other organizations that we feel align with our mission, we seek to fulfill our mission as called, fed and sent people.
Current members of the Mission Committee:
|Brandt McCabe, Chair||Jan Everett||Eleanor Letcher|
|Bill McCarroll||Bruce McGraw||Bob Sargent|
|Jeff Vamos, Staff Liaison||Rick van den Heuvel|
Haiti Task Force
The goals of the Haiti Task Force are to increase the awareness of the needs in Haiti and the extraordinary work Pastor Luc has accomplished, and to continue our help in furthering his ministry through work trips and financial support. Members of the PCOL Haiti Task Force: Robyn Campbell, Chairperson; Bruce McGraw, Mission Committee liaison; Lisa Tucci, Pennington School liaison; Jeff Vamos, staff liaison; Lorene Williams, Shiloh Baptist Church liaison; Jim Kroll; Dennis Shepherd; Christina Shu; and Ann Wiley.
Membership on the Haiti Task Force is open to anyone interested and willing to devote time and ideas to support our efforts in Haiti. If you are interested in the Haiti Task Force, Harmony Partners for Haiti or have questions, please contact Robyn Campbell at 609-896-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haiti Mission Month
In recognition of our relationship with Harmony Ministries and Pastor Luc’s ministry, February is designated each year as Haiti Mission Month. During the month we celebrate our ministry with Pastor Luc, we educate the congregation of our continuing work in Haiti, and we raise financial support for this ministry. Most years Pastor Luc has been able to spend a weekend during the month in Lawrenceville to update us on his work.
Please click each link for more information about our Haiti ministry.
The members of the Peacemaking Committee of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville respond to this call by committing themselves to:
- increasing their own awareness and understanding of issues of justice and righteousness in the world as they feel led by the Spirit.
- Providing opportunities to present and discuss these issues with the members of our church, and
- Presenting options for member response to advocate for a fairer, more peaceable world.
In doing so, they hope to inspire and enable church members to be better engaged in public issues and to bring about a more “just, peaceable and loving rule in the world.”
Since the adoption of this mission statement, the Peacemaking Committee has provided multiple forums on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Immigration and genocide. For five years, it has hosted annual three-faith gatherings (Jewish, Muslim, Christian) at which we have shared deeply held beliefs and guidelines for living our lives. In addition, the committee hosts monthly movie nights at which we show dramatic films that depict people and cultures from around the world, focusing on themes that are common to all humanity.
Current Members of the Peacemaking Committee:
|Bill Bowers||Dick Brown||Dale Davis|
|Barb Hallows||Ellen Heath||John Huchler|
|Maia Hughes||Ulrike Johnson||Richard Palleschi|
|Edith Pike||Jeff Vamos (staff liaison)||Gooitzen van der Wal (chair)|