Who are we? We are every woman who attends KCPC. There is no membership dues or requirements other that we support each other in action and spirit. We use the following guideline from Presbyterian Women USA: Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves • to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, • to support the mission of the church worldwide, • to work for justice and peace, and • to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
What do we do? ~ We work together in a variety of ways to support missions we select each year that are near and dear to our hearts. ~ We gather together in fellowship to develop ties that bind our minds and hearts...and then there's always the laughing... ~ We learn together, from the bible, classes, readings and conversations. ~We share our faith...together.
KCPC SAINTS NEEDED!
Join our "Saints" as we walk or run for Turning Points Network! Our KCPC Saints are often on the top of the leaderboard, and we need your support. It's usually a fun morning full of good folks bringing awareness to the prevention of domestic violence.
However, we can't do that this year.
That doesn't minimize the need for our support. Wally, the KCPC Saints leader, has some suggestions for how you could raise funds for TPN. Go for a walk around the parking lot or Pleasant Lake, Kesar Lake, any lake for the walk. Set a "milage goal" and ask friends to make a donation per step? Mile? Minute? E-mail people (friends, neighbors, family) for donations for the walk and tell them what you will be doing. Don't walk? What else could you do for a goal? Knit? Read how many books in one month? Swim laps in the pool? Pedal miles? You pick anything you would like to do. Money can be given through “First Giving” or send you a check made out to TPN
There are lots of fundraisers and important causes. What is unique about TPN?
Why are WE KCPC Saints Steppin' Up?
> Last year TPN provided 2,384 shelter nights to individuals and families seeking safety from abuse.
> We assisted 212 survivors with court advocacy.
> We provided services to 906 individuals.
> In addition, 2103 students in Sullivan County schools received violence prevention education through The Healthy Relationships Project.
> Our crisis and support services are FREE-- with no waiting lists-- thanks in large part to the tremendous fundraising you have done through Steppin' Up To End Violence.
> We couldn't offer these services without YOUR help! Let your supporters know, when they donate to Steppin' Up, they are a direct part of our mission "Preventing Violence, Promoting Respect, Strengthening Lives."
> Do you want to make sure TPN's help is ALWAYS available to those who need it? Last year 5,743 calls were answered on the 24/7 crisis and support line.
> Every 1,000 raised through Steppin' Up helps us train 6 new volunteers for the crisis and support line.