Mission & Outreach

We participate in a number of different projects and encourage our members to serve in the areas that they are passionate about and that best suit their talents and concerns.

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On-going Mission and Outreach projects:

The Open Shelter

Four to five times each year, the congregation puts together over 200 bag lunches which are delivered to the Open Shelter on the fifth Wednesday of the month. In addition to providing lunches, we also collect candles, flashlights, blankets and other items helpful to the homeless clients.

Habitat for Humanity

Dublin Presbyterian Church participates in a consortium of Dublin churches (the Dublin Habitat for Humanity Partnership). For the last 18 years, we have worked on houses throughout the City of Columbus.

Welcome Warehouse

For the past several years, we have helped to provide Christmas gifts for families in need in our community. Through Welcome Warehouse, families who would not otherwise have any Christmas gifts submit their requests for gifts. We are anonymously given their requests and purchase and wrap the gifts for them.

Annual Mission Trip

Our largest commitment is our annual mission trip in June to assist others who are in need. Over the last 10 years adults and youth have been to Maine, Mexico (twice), Louisiana (twice), eastern Ohio Appalachia, Houston, Pittsburgh, Cedar Rapids, Tuscaloosa and most recently Brooklyn. These projects have included building houses from the ground up as well as home repairs (roofing, painting, installing drywall and windows, etc.). These efforts require much hard work, but the results produce a great deal of fellowship, teamwork and fun. All of those who participated would agree that the rewards they received were far greater than what they gave.

Gail's Garden

Gail and her family were active members of the church during the 2000’s. Gail was a professional artist (she designed greeting cards for Hallmark and bulletins & mission trip t-shirts for us), a great gardener, a lover of flowers and had a great sense of humor. She lost her battle with breast cancer in November 2008. DPC member, Kim Harris, wanted to do something to memorialize Gail. In 2010, Ian Stamm brought forward a proposal to create a garden for the church to grow produce for the Dublin Food Pantry as his Eagle Scout project. His proposal was joyously accepted and the garden was created. Since then, we have been growing vegetables that are donated to the Dublin Food Pantry. The garden provides not only fresh food, but it also provides a connection for our church family to the bounty that God provides from the earth. Everyone is invited to help tend & explore the garden.

Other Opportunities

VBS mission – Each year during the VBS week we select a charity for the children to help. Past missions include: The Shoe that Grows, Schools in Peru, and Backpacks and flip flops for children in Liberia.

Through Kids Klub we also encourage the children to serve others by creating cards to send to the service men and women at Christmas time, cards for the elderly in our congregation

Each year, Dublin Presbyterian participates in the following PC(USA) offerings:

One Great Hour of Sharing (received on Palm Sunday) – for community development, disaster assistance, hunger ministries and peacemaking activities.

World Communion Offering (received in the Fall) – to support global witness and outreach beyond the United States)

Pentecost Offering (received on Pentecost) – For supporting ministries that unite young people and inspire them to share their faith in Christ.

Christmas Joy Offering (received during Advent) – For racial ethnic church leadership development and for the Board of Pensions to support retired church workers, their spouses and survivors

Christmas Joy Offering (received during Advent) – For racial ethnic church leadership development and for the Board of Pensions to support retired church workers, their spouses and survivors

Pentecost Offering (received on Pentecost) – For supporting ministries that unite young people and inspire them to share their faith in Christ.