Angaza Nuru When the Oyaro family came to PLPC from Kenya, no one knew how much God would use them to transform the hearts and minds of the church. Pastor Richard and his wife Elizabeth serve a mission congregation in Bodoi, Kenya. They came to the United States to visit their daughters, but health concerns have kept them here in the states. The whole Oyaro family helped PLPC to become aware of the needs of the small and ” forgotten”…
Room in the Inn offers food and shelter for some of the most vulnerable people in this city. PLPC prepares and delivers meals to them several times each year.
F.I.N.D. Design is a non-profit that exists to provide gender-based programming that empowers, elevates, and educates girls to be emotionally strong and resilient. F.I.N.D. partners with Metro schools and their offices are located at PLPC. Their summer camp is also located at the church. To learn more, visit The F.I.N.D. Design website! https://www.thefinddesign.org/
The Community Garden is located on our property and invites gardeners from the neighborhood to participate in the work and in the harvest. All harvest is brought to Smith Springs Community Center for distribution to our neighbors.
What began in the Summer of 2020 as an extension of our Garden Ministry, has become a ministry all it’s own. The Blessing Box provides an opportunity for our congregation and community to share with one another non-perishable food, toiletries, and school supplies. The motto is “Take what you need, Share what you can”. The Blessing Box is located on the front porch of the cabin.
Jesus taught us to love our neighbors. One way we show our love is to help feed our neighbors in need. The Branch is a food pantry on Tusculum Road that serves 300 families weekly with food and household supplies. PLPC makes financial contributions as well as a team of volunteers who offer their time and physical work to sort and pack groceries. x
The Smith Springs Community Center is our next-door neighbor. We partner with them each summer to celebrate our neighborhood with a free Community Fun Day. Come out to enjoy free food, games and prizes, water slide, police horses, and fellowship. It’s our way of saying, “we love our neighbors”. We also share the abundant vegetables from our garden with the Community Center. We’ve done a reading program with them and also shared our crafts and hobbies.
Smith Springs Elementary and Una elementary schools are our neighbors as well. Twice a year we provide food boxes for needy families in these schools and recognition for the dedicated teachers who serve our children.
Arabic Presbyterian Church is an Arabic-language PCUSA new worship community that meets Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM. Services are led by Rev. Wael Sous, an Egyptian Presbyterian pastor.