At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice.
Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presbyterian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world.
BBQ Fundraiser for Mission Coworkers
Saturday, May 25
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Declan’s Pub (1240 N. Wells St.)
Help provide funding support for mission coworkers of the Presbyterian church while also enjoying delicious BBQ prepared by Fourth Church Associate Pastors Hardy Kim and John Vest. Kurt Esslinger, formerly part of the Youth Ministry staff of Fourth Church, and his wife, Hyeyoung Lee, will soon begin service as PC(USA) mission coworkers and young adult volunteer site coordinators in South Korea.
They will mentor Presbyterian young adult volunteers (YAVs), who spend one year living and serving in South Korea, and will help the YAVs have a clear sense of their call to promote social justice, reconciliation, and respectful evangelism as people of faith. At the same time, Kurt and Hyeyoung will also seek to prepare the young adult volunteers to return to the United States to lead the church in working for God’s shalom throughout the global community.
As mission coworkers, Kurt and Hyeyoung are expected to raise funding for themselves and would greatly appreciate your support at this BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, May 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Declan’s Pub in Old Town (1240 N. Wells St.).
A donation of $50 at the door is encouraged. You can also contribute online or send a check payable to Presbyterian World Mission, PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 with “ECO #: E200496” on the memo line.