These are organizations and programs that IPC financially supports from our
operating budget through the Mission & Peacemaking Committee
Emergency Food Network
Family Housing Network
Tacoma Ave. Shelter
FISH Food Bank
Oasis Youth Center
Shared Housing Services
YWCA Domestic Shelter
Tacoma Community House
Habitat for Humanity
Tierra Nueva Gang Ministry
Trinity Presbyterian Church After School Program
National and International Giving
Christian Blind Mission
Covenant Network of Presbyterians
Landesa Rural Development Institute
Through our denomination, PCUSA, we take two collections for the church at-large during the church year, as they represent causes dear to the heart of Immanuel.
One Great Hour of Sharing: Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with people experiencing need. Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives and work together to strengthen their families and communities. The Presbyterian Hunger Program receives 36% of undesignated One Great Hour of Sharing gifts, while the Self-Development of People and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance each receive 32%.
Peace & Global Witness Offering: This Offering is taken on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The Offering is received to support Presbyterian Peacemaking, global witness and outreach beyond the United States, and peacemaking and/or outreach to the world. The Offering was created in 1980 to support the efforts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to live out a deeper commitment to peacemaking as part of our faithfulness to God. 25% of the collection stays with the congregation and is donated to MaP, 25% goes to our Olympia Presbytery and 50% goes to the PCUSA Peacemaking Mission. In 2016 our portion went to Community Youth Services to support their work with homeless youth.