Blackhawk Presbytery
Saturday, September 19, 2020
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Mission Opportunities

Presbytery Mission Dollars at Work (Flyer) (11x17 Poster)

Presbytery-wide Mission Opportunities

Presbytery-wide Mission Trips:

Presbyterians have a long history of responding to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and many other natural disasters with their time and talents. When Blackhawk groups organize work trips, the Presbytery has often helped provide support. Currently, modest funds are available to assist planning response efforts to local disasters.

In addition, many of our churches send members to help with a variety of mission trips/projects.  If you are willing to include members of other churches, the Mission Committee would like to encourage you to do so. Since many of our congregations are small in size, joining a larger group is often their only option and much appreciated. It is an opportunity for outreach and fellowship while helping others. Please send your trip information to the Presbytery office ( or call 815-732-6111) and we will work with you to help publicize the information and reach out to others in the Presbytery.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has many ways you or your church can be involved

 PDA's Overview of Church-based Host Sites (used to evaluate establishment of a host site for lodging work teams)

 PDA's Volunteer Hosting Handbook (template for potential host sites)

Church World Service Kits

Kenya Partnership

Presbyterian Church (USA) Mission Opportunities: Mission Opportunities Around the World 

Despite not being able to worship in their sanctuary, Marengo First Presbyterian
uses it to pack food boxes for hungry neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic