Lincroft Presbyterian Church
Community Engagement Programs
- Family Promise
LPC participates with Family Promise in providing overnight housing onsite. Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of National Family Promise, is committed to advocating for innovative solutions to ending family homelessness. LPC has hosted jazz vesper services for the benefit of Family Promise. LPC was honored in 2018 by Family Promise of Monmouth County with Host of the Year and Coordinators of the year recognition.
- Community Outreach Group (COG)
COG assists families in need with food, clothing, household items, and emergency funds. Among other activities , we at LPC hold food drives in support of COG’s Calico Cat Pantry of Middletown, NJ.
– Special Food Drive Activity is scheduled during certain months: For example, empty bags with instructions were distributed in our neighborhoods during September 2016. These bags, filled with donated food, were later collected and along with donated cash were delivered to the COG Calico Cat Pantry.
- LPC is an Earth Care Congregation.
Earth Care Congregations are those led by PCUSA that have committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and accomplished a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories: worship, education, facilities, and outreach.
– LPC Earth Care programs and activities
—–A PCUSA Guide to Greening Presbyterian Churches
- Presbyterian Mission
LPC is connected to a network of Presbyterian churches, and together we are addressing issues that range from hunger and the environment to fossil fuels and mass incarceration. Explore our Presbyterian Mission Agency website.
- College Mission Trips
Two of our LPC college students, Krista and Sidney, went on mission trips during the spring 2016 semester where they learned about aspects of rural poverty and the needs and rights of children of seasonal/migrant farm workers. Details
- Annual Beach Sweep
LPC participates annually in Clean Ocean Action’s spring Beach Sweep, when 72 New Jersey beaches are cleaned up.
- C.R.O.P. Walk – Church World Service
Community wide event of a national organization to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
This past year the 35th Anniversary Red Bank CROP Walk was held on October 18, 2015, with LPC strongly represented.
- Fiber of Faith
A knitting and crocheting group to create prayer shawls and scarves for people in need of prayer.
- Boy Scouts
LPC charters and supports Boy Scout Troop 246 with its community actions and Eagle Scout projects.
- LPC Carolers
Each year at Christmas time we spread holiday cheer as members go out caroling in Lincroft and Middletown for neighbors and shut-ins.
- Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration
The Bayshore Ministerium Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was held at LPC on November 24, 2015, a collaborative service of spiritual coming together among Jews, Muslims and Christians, Click here for more details
From the past: Special Community Happenings in 2017 at LPC:
February 4, 2017
Building Healthy Relationships
Adding to your Relational Toolbox – couple/marriage enrichment
With Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney
February 10, 11, 12, 2017
Community Anti-Racism Workshop
Our nation is blessed with a great deal of diversity. As we seek to live together, we face the challenge of working to dismantle racism and other systems that separate us.
With pastors W. Mark Koenig, Alonzo Johnson and Diane R. Ford
Thursday, February 16, 2017
New Orleans Jazz Service
With musicians Timothy Broege, Doug Clarke, John Gronert, Robert Marriner and John Morrison
April 22, 2017
LPC members joined Earth Day Beach Sweep – Ideal Beach Cleanup
April 24, 2017
Before the Flood
Family movie night screening of Before the Flood, the award-winning PG documentary about climate change with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, followed by a discussion on actions we can take locally.
May 23, 30 and June 6
“Gender, Sexuality and Faith“
Class with Rev. Diane R. Ford and Rev. Rosemarie Newberry :with other community leaders
270 Everett Rd, Lincroft NJ 07738
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