Monthly Project Hope


FYI  PLEASE NOTE —  We are no longer collecting the card fronts off the greeting and Christmas cards. Both St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch and the Latin American Lutheran Mission have discontinued their activities which they had utilized these card fronts.



We offer a monthly opportunity for adults, youth and children to participate together-side by side preparing on-going and special mission projects. This group meets at Penn on Tuesdays, Sept. 18th & Oct 16th. with a morning and evening session-10:00-11:00 AM & 6:30-7:30 PM.  




The Westmoreland County Operation Christmas Child will have Spirit nights at the Chick-fil-a at the Greengate Centre, Greensburg. A portion of your purchase those days will be donated to help share the Good News and ship the box to a child receiving a box from our September packing party and ingathering. Simply share this announcement in the newsletter or church bulletin OR mention Operation Christmas Child when placing your order. The dates are Thursdays,  September 6 and October 4 between the hours of 6:30am to 10:00 pm. Thank you!



During the month of SEPTEMBER our PROJECT HOPE is gently used/new Halloween costumes. We are collecting Halloween costumes to be delivered to area shelters so the children there may enjoy the fun of trick or treating with a costume.  The costume may be gently used-no tears/rips or stains.  New Halloween make-up is also requested.  We will NOT accept costumes that are gory or represent violence.

During the month of OCTOBER our PROJECT HOPE is children, women and men’s NEW socks for Hannah’s Socks. This organization was founded after Hannah Turner, a 4-year-old girl at the time, offered her socks to give to a homeless man who had none.  Socks are provided to local nonprofits assisting families with these needs.

Questions may be directed to Gwen Steiner at or by contacting the church office.



We will be collecting winter coats and accessories (scarves, hats, mittens & gloves) for the Salvation Army’s Project Bundle Up.  New and Gently used (clean with no tears, broken zippers, etc…) may be dropped off at the church no later than Sunday, November 18TH.   Please see Gwen or contact her with any questions at