Jesus said, As you did to the least of these, you did unto me.
Supporting our local schools
We continue to support our elementary schools with books, shoes, and school supplies for those students in need.
Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless of Essex County (“IHN”)
IHN is dedicated to providing shelter, direct services and housing assistance to homeless families. Begun in 1988 as a response to the growing crisis of homelessness of women and children, volunteers from a network of more than 60 congregations in Essex County provide shelter, food and support.
The West Orange Presbyterian Center is now a hosting site for IHN. UPCWO and Elmwood West work together to provide shelter, in the manse on the property, for a week at a time to 3 or 4 families from IHN. Other congregations and volunteers are welcome to serve with us.
One Great Hour of Sharing
For more than 50 years, Presbyterians have joined with Christians throughout the nation in supporting One Great Hour of Sharing, responding to Christ's love for all people by joyfully sharing that love with people in need. During the season of Lent, both children and adults at the United Church focus on contributions to OGHS, which go to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Self-Development of People.