Category: 2023 Disaster Response

by Trish Duggan Deacon Mike Kelly (Heritage OPC, Wilmington, NC) and his wife, Sylvia, are back in Neon, Kentucky! They haven’t truly left—not in their hearts, anyway.  As you probably remember, back in the summer of 2022, Neon Reformed OPC and the 16 counties surrounding it suffered from catastrophic floods leading to a declaration of widespread disaster zones. When Mike

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Mission to the World Ukraine (PCA) is thankful for your support of Ukraine through the Crates for Ukraine effort over the past year! Your partnership and support have allowed them to come alongside the Ukrainian Church and supply aid, security, and most of all encouragement in the Gospel. 

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OPC Deacon Flies Crates to Local Drop Point Hope OPC in Syracuse, NY teamed up with Grace OPC in Lisbon, NY to provide four crates for the Crates for Ukraine 3.0 effort. Hope OPC deacon and pilot John Mossotti flew his personal aircraft to the local drop point (Jaffrey OPC in New Hampshire) to drop off the four crates provided

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Tornadoes Strike the Southeast US As you may have heard, regions of the Southeastern US were hit with devastating tornadoes the weekend of December 9 & 10. The OPC Presbytery of the Southeast (PSE) reports that one family is known to have had to seek shelter. The PSE will continue to look into further needs and we’ll update if more

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Final Counts for Crates for Ukraine 3.0 The goal of Crates for Ukraine is, at the request of the Ukrainian Church and our national partners, to provide personal and humanitarian aid from the hands of churches in the U.S. to the hands of churches and displaced communities in Ukraine. This aid is presented with a Bible verse and the website

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Thankfulness in Plenty and Want Most often when we consider thankfulness it’s for those things we enjoy; at least that’s how my mind works. And so I was convicted in reading Rev. Al Tricarico’s helpful article in the November 2023 issue of New Horizons on the circumstances under which the author of one of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns, “Now thank we all

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Crates for Ukraine Live Video Update https://player.vimeo.com/video/873795576?h=61359a1f7e&color=ee3425 Clip of TRD Episode Opportunities for Witness in Ukraine from OPC Disaster Response on Vimeo. An additional nine OP Churches have jumped on board to provide aid through Crates for Ukraine since our last STORM Report: Harvest OPC, Wyoming, MI; Covenant OPC, Sinking Spring, PA; Grace OPC, Columbus, OH; Christ OPC, Marietta, GA; First

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Crates for Ukraine 3.0 Update There is one month left to register for Crates for Ukraine 3.0! Right now, we’re up to 19 OP Churches providing 75 crates of aid. Thank you to the churches who were the first in the OPC to register for Crates for Ukraine: Faith OPC, Lincoln, NB; Jaffrey OPC, Jaffrey, NH; Trinity OPC, Hatboro, PA;

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Crates for Ukraine is Back! We’re thankful to the PCA for once again inviting us to participate in the next iteration of Crates for Ukraine—known as 3.0—their third iteration of the Crates for Ukraine effort. The aim of this effort, like the two previous, is to help those in need in war-torn Ukraine. We need your help—and don’t worry, you

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Hurricane Idalia We are thankful to the Lord that there are currently no known needs in any OP Churches or OP members’ homes as a result of Hurricane Idalia which hit Florida and Georgia yesterday. Please pray for those who are suffering from flooding and loss of power in this region.

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Fires in Maui Redeemer OPC in Waipahu, Hawaii, sits some 115 miles northwest and two islands away from Maui, where in the past several weeks devastating fires have killed over 115 people, left an additional 800 missing, burned more than 2,000 acres, and destroyed over 2,200 buildings, countless homes and automobiles. Redeemer OPC’s pastor, Doug Watson reports that he does

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Providing Relief and Shining a Light: Vermont Flooding Update by Dan Bair, member of Covenant OPC, Barre and Vermont flood site coordinator It has been a good couple days here with brothers coming together to provide relief and shine some light into our neighbors lives. It seems that each job we go to has more work to be done than

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