Presbyterian Home for Children
“The Presbyterian Home for Children
is an agent of God's love called to transform the lives of children and their families.” It is located in Talladega, Alabama and serves children whose behavior or education needs are not being met. Their school, Hope Academy, provides educational opportunities for day students from the community as well as PHFC residential students. There is a counseling center for families and children on campus.
SFPC contributes to this ministry in a variety of ways.
Searcy Hospital was established in Mt. Vernon in 1902. Searcy is responsible for the provision of regional adult inpatient psychiatric services for a specified region in the southern part of the state. Beatrice McLean is the Facility Director of Searcy Hospital.
Snap shot of Searcy Hospital as it stands today
SFPC contributes to the Presbytery fund for local campus ministry. These funds help to support Presbyterian Campus Fellowship on the University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College, and Faulkner State College Campuses. Presbyterian Campus Fellowship can be contacted at 201 Houston St.; Mobile, AL 36606-1420; (251) 473-6433. Email can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also help to support the work of Steve and Marie Lindenmeyer, who have been involved with Campus Outreach
in Thailand for the past eight years. Recently they have relocated to the U.S. because of needs in their extended family. We now contribute to their stateside campus ministry.
The PC (USA) denomination
One of the most meaningful features of our denomination is that we are a 'connectional church'. We join together with Presbyterians (and even other denominations) from all over the world to participate in missions that we would not be able to accomplish on our own. We also like to coordinate efforts within our synod (Synod of Living Waters) and our own Presbytery.
SFPC regularly contributes to the work of our denomination through the Presbytery of South Alabama.
Theological Education Fund
Presbyterians value education and require an educated clergy. For more click here
SFPC contributes to help support theological seminaries related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Living Waters for the World
for the World is a mission resource of the Synod of Living Waters. Through it, mission teams are trained and equipped to help provide clean, sustainable water to communities in need. SFPC contributes to LWW at both the Presbytery and Synod levels.
Mexico Mayab Partnership
The Presbytery of South Alabama is in partnership with the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, and SFPC contributes to the Presbytery fund. Mission teams from the Presbytery travel to the Yucatan twice a year to help with construction projects. Information about these trips is available here.
Outreach Foundation – Narnia Center; Moscow, Russia
The principle mission of the Narnia Center is the publication of Christian fiction for children and youth. The center conducts Christian education and children’s ministry leadership training for pastors and Christian educators, publishes Christian education curriculum and other resources, and works with Russian congregations that are developing ministries with special needs children. Donald Marsden founded the Center while serving in Russia as a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) missionary.
Following several personal visits by the then Marsden missionary family, SFPC decided to reach out to help fund the Russia’s Narnia Center.
Donald Marsden – Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship
Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship
helps to link Presbyterian congregations to frontier mission ministries through prayer and other support. Donald Marsden recently joined PFF after years of serving in Russia as a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) missionary, and conducting seminars for those working among the native peoples in arctic Siberia. He is a resource for ministry among people who worship the spirits of their ancestors. SFPC contributes to his support.
SFPC joins with congregations all over the United States in using the denomination’s Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study
to be connected with what the Presbyterian church is doing at home and in the world.