Stewardship 

Generosity – In a word, that’s what we aim to cultivate.  God is greatly generous and we want to exhibit that quality, too.

Have you ever gone to a funeral where they talked about how much the dead person owned?  Probably they talked about how much that person shared.  We all recognize sharing as a better measure of worth.

At GPC, we share with neighbors around the community and also around the world.  Every week, we give hands-on opportunities to practice living more like Jesus.

We offer practical and Biblical teaching on such matters as:

  • Managing personal finance God’s way
  • Getting out of debt
  • Saving and investing
  • Health care costs in retirement
  • Wills, bequests, and estate planning
  • Tax-advantaged giving
  • Talking with family members about money
  • Separating needs from wants

It’s impossible to follow Jesus and not be generous!  We’re not perfect, but we’re committed to growing.

 
 
through the  Presbyterian Mission Agency 
 
 
 
 

The 2019 Stewardship Campaign 

 

Grateful to share Jesus’ blessings, I/we want to support His mission through the GPC family.

You may adjust this obligation at any time by contacting our Accounting Manager.
 
 
 
 

SERVING

Remember, giving doesn’t always need to involve money. 
Any gift to GPC is an eternal investment in our local and global communities! 
 
 
 
 
 

Beyond These Walls 

 

In 2010, GPC launched a capital campaign named “Within These Walls.”  With the money raised, we were able to make many needed repairs to the church property. It was always a part of GPC’s plan to give part of the funds collected to local and international missions and nonprofits—to share this generosity on behalf of our donors. We refer to these mission tithes as our “Beyond These Walls” gifts.
 

 

In September 2018, GPC gave $10,000 to Housing Unlimited, Inc. Abe Schuchman, CEO, accepted the check on behalf of the more than 300 people who are on a waiting list.

Housing Unlimited, Inc. (HUI) has provided affordable and permanent housing to people with psychiatric disabilities since 1995. Residents are proud to live independently. They pay rent, have their own rooms, and schedule their own social and recreational activities. Some residents have part-time jobs and others engage in educational or other supportive services.

View the 2018 Welcome Home Celebration highlight video of tenants sharing their journeys of mental health recovery from homelessness to independence. Our gift will be used to help purchase the next house for our neighbors in need.
 

In July 2018, GPC gave $10,000 to PC(USA) World Missions, designated for God’s work in Togo.

Part of being a Presbyterian means that we are connected to congregations throughout the United States and across the world. Presbyterians in the United States have a long history (over two centuries) of sending missionaries to foreign lands and building churches, schools, and hospitals in the name of Jesus Christ. In the second half of the 20th century, the mission focus changed a bit. Instead of sending missionaries to tell foreigners how to evangelize, teach, and heal, we now listen to our mission partners as they tell us how God is calling them to serve. PC(USA) World Missions then tries to find the human, financial, and materiel resources to help mission partners fulfill God’s call.

Presbyterian Church leaders in Togo will discern the best use of our gift. Thanks to the generosity of our congregation, the funds will be in place so God’s work can proceed!

 

In November 2017, GPC gave $10,000 to Interfaith Works to support its newly renovated Women’s Center in Rockville, Maryland.

Rev. Mary Beth Lawrence presents Shane Rock, CEO of Interfaith Works, with a $10,000 check from GPC’s “Within These Walls” capital campaign. The Women’s Center provides emergency shelter, meals, and case management to more than 250 women annually through a 70-bed facility.

 

 

In October 2016, GPC gave $10,000 to the Warrior Canine Connection to support recovering combat veterans and their families.

In 13 years of war, an estimated 446,000 Warriors have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). The Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that uses its Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to support recovering combat veterans and their families. They provide Warriors with a regained sense of purpose through the opportunity to engage in a critical military support mission while simultaneously receiving treatment for their own PTS and TBI symptoms. Based on the time-honored tradition of Warriors helping Warriors, their mission is to train highly skilled service dogs that provide years of mobility and social support to veterans with disabilities.

This Washington Post article describes what a difference these service dogs are making in the lives of veterans and their families.
 

In May 2016, GPC gave $10,000 to The Outreach Foundation for relief efforts in Syria.  The news coverage of the largely Middle Eastern refugee crisis, which continues to unfold in Europe, has brought shocking images into our homes. The unsettling reality of this situation is that most of the refugees have not made it out of the Middle East and have, instead, become the humanitarian burden of nearby countries. When you compound the crisis with 3.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq and 7.6 million IDPs in Syria, you will appreciate why The Outreach Foundation has chosen to focus its efforts on finding resources for our church partners in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan as they care for neighbors—Christian, Muslim, and Yazidis—who have had to flee to a safer area in their own country or have found a safe haven across a nearby border. In all these places and through all these efforts, Christ is glorified and his name made known. The church in these places is a bright light in the darkness and a word of hope in the swirl of despair. Note:  The Outreach Foundation is Charity Navigator’s highest-rated charity in its Religious Activities group, with a four-star rating.

 

In April 2016, GPC gave $10,000 to Nourish Now, a food recovery nonprofit organization headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. 

Nourish Now works to alleviate food insecurity in Montgomery County, Maryland, and beyond by reducing the amount of unused fresh food that would otherwise be wasted. It strives to meet this goal by collecting surplus fresh food from dedicated food donor partners throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Food is then redistributed directly to families in need and to over 60 other Montgomery County nonprofit organizations that provide food assistance to those in need.
 

Pledge The WTW-Phase 3 Campaign 

 
As faithful disciples committed to the ministry and mission of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church,
I/we intend to make this generous commitment in addition to my annual giving concluding on
June 30, 2019.
 
You may adjust this obligation at any time by contacting our Accounting Manager.