As a socially aware congregation, the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church recognizes our obligation of service to those in need.
To spotlight our work in these areas with continueing needs, TPPC frequently schedules a "Minute for Mission" during worship.
Our church has undergone a listening campaign within our congregation to explore what should be our mission priorities as a congregation. More information on the listening campaign can be found on this website.
The mission of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Shared Use Community Commercial Kitchen is to be used as a resource within the community to alleviate hunger and economic inequality by providing a haven for local food production. When operational, the Community Kitchen will host three components: Micro-enterprise development, cooking and nutrition classes, and preparation of food for distribution to low-income individuals. The kitchen will also play a critical role in developing a healthy, safe, and secure local food system.
The Montgomery County Council has voted to give zoning clearance for the project.
Want to learn more? See these links:
FAQ (Updated July, 2012)
Kitchen History and Timeline (Updated July, 2012)
Fact Sheet on Shared-Use Community Commercial Kitchens
Takoma Park's own TV show, "We Are Takoma", interviewed our pastor, the Rev. Mark Greiner, about our kitchen. The segment is about 5 minutes long, and and it starts at the 16:10 mark at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDJq5PCDAoo#t=16m10s
Want to become a certified Food Safety Manager in Montgomery County?
Earn the credential that will help you get a job in the food service industry!
Montgomery County requires that a certified Food Safety Manager be on site at all food service establishments. Learn the food safety skills needed to work at restaurants, coffee shops, cafeterias, and food operations in hospitals, schools, churches, catering kitchens, and more.
This 16-hour class is required before taking the ServSafe(R) exam and Health Department licensing.
Classes will be held over two consecutive Saturdays at: Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave. in Takoma Park.
Part I on Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Part II on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm(You must attend both Parts.)
Classes are free for low-to-moderate income* Takoma Park residents. $50 for all others to cover cost of training book and exam. (*Low to moderate income = less than $70,000/year for a family of four).
Want to sign up? Have questions? Contact Jill Feasley at (301) 270-0275 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Our prayers continue to be with the survivors of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. It can be difficult to reach out to ou r young children and help them with their feelings during times like these. Here are some resources for dealing in the midst of trying times.
Also, here is a link to the text from Rev. Greiner's sermon the Sunday after the tragedy.
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church (TPPC) is one of many churches and synagogues in the Takoma Park-Silver Spring area that serves an evening meal at the Shepherd's Table. TPPC has a roster of over 30 members and friends of TPPC that volunteer at various times to prepare and serve dinner the first Sunday of the month, including an enthusiastic group of senior high school students. Students earn community service credit hours through volunteering at Shepherds Table.
We can always use more volunteers to help serve the first Sunday of the month. From 4 PM - 5:30 PM, we need people to help set tables, prepare salads and desserts. From 5:45 PM - 8 PM, we also need volunteers to help serve the meals, wash dishes and clean up afterwards.
If you're interested in serving at Shepherd's Table please contact Vicki Warren at Max2Allie@AOL.COM
For more information about Shepherd's Table, click here.
The Peace Enhancement Opportunity Grant offers financial assistance to enable individuals within the TPPC community to participate in activities consistent with our congregation’s calling to peacemaking.
The aim of the grant program is to equip you for ministry and to have you share what you have learned with the congregation. (We will give funding priority to requests which promote our congregation’s peacemaking ministry.) People of all ages are invited to apply.
For more information and to apply, access the application (PDF file) on our website.
Yesit is gleaning time again! What better way to celebrate the bounty of Mother Nature than to take the donated excess produce from our farmers market to Shepherds Table.
We need some volunteers. It's a simple job- meet at 1:50 pm in front of Roscoe/Clock at the Takoma Park Farmers Market with plastic bags (some garbage-size also and boxes) and just ask the vendors for any extra food they are willing to donate to Shepherds Table. No hard sell, but most vendors will give us something. Then we deliver the food to the kitchen at Shepherds Table and their chef turns it into delicious food for over 100 people.
In addition to what we pick up at the Market, we're happy to pick up any excess produce from your home gardens at church on the second Sunday of the Montha. We'll just add it to the produce we receive at the Takoma Park farmers market.
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In 1996, our congregation was one of the founding churches of Ministries United Silver Spring/Takoma Park, Inc., or MUSST.
Since its beginning, MUSST, in close partnership with the Montgomery County government and the Emergency Assistance Coalition, has helped to prevent evictions, utility cut-off, and offer assistance with medical prescriptions for zip code areas 20901, 20910, 20912 and 20783. Our participation in MUSST enables us to provide assistance to individuals and families who come seeking help.
Masiki Akwei, the dynamic new program manager, says volunteers have always been at the heart of MUSST's work. On-the-job training is provided for anyone (over 18 years) who would like to volunteer. Interviewers, case workers, administrative assistants, a Web master, and a translator who can write documents in Spanish and Amharic, are all needed. If you would like to learn more, you can call the office at 301-495-4699.
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