Mission Partners

Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad. Bread’s strength is its grassroots network of members, activists, and churches across the country. They do not endorse candidates but encourage voters to consider hunger an important issue at the ballot box. The annual Offering of Letters and an extensive website will equip you with resources, encouragement, and inspiration.



Earth Care Network

This is a network of members of churches of Blackhawk Presbytery who have a passion for celebrating God’s grace and glory in creation and recognize God’s call to cherish, protect and restore this earth. Currently four churches are part of the network – please see more and consider joining them. Or explore what it means to be a PC(USA) Earth Care Congregation.

Ken Mozingo is the current network convener and primary contact.

Living Waters for the World Partnership

Blackhawk congregations, Fox Valley Presbyterian and Ridgefield-Crystal Lake Presbyterian are engaged in mission projects through Living Waters for the World, a global mission resource of the Synod of Living Waters (PCUSA). We invite interested individuals and mission teams to find out more and contact us for further information.

Fox Valley Living Waters

Living Waters Project

Living Waters for the World Website

Church World Service 

Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen denominations came together to form an agency “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless. CWS is a now a cooperative effort of 37 member communions in the U.S., including the PC(USA), and represents millions of persons around the globe.

Their Kits program, CROP Walks and Blankets programs are popular with Blackhawk congregations looking for ways to take action around the world.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 

Give. Act. Pray. Presbyterians of all stripes are proud to support the important work PDA accomplishes in the areas of national and international disaster response and refugee ministry. Beyond financial support, PDA has many ways you or your church can be involved.  

Presbyterian Youth Triennium (PYT)

Triennium for 2022 has sadly been cancelled. Stay tuned for more exciting news for youth.

Blackhawk contact: Rev. Steve Bowie

Kemmerer Village

Since 1914, Kemmerer Village has been a mission of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, PC(USA) and receives support from many Blackhawk congregations. The Mission of Kemmerer Village is to help the Presbyterian Church fulfill its responsibility to minister to children and families who face stress and turmoil in their lives through residential and foster care treatment, mental health therapy, equestrian therapy and more.

Cora J. Pope Trust Senior Grant Fund 

The Cora J. Pope Trust Senior Grant Fund was established as a means to respect the vision and generosity of Cora J. Pope who sustained an active ministry for women through her home and endowment for 75 years so that residents could live with dignity and in comfort. The Fund operates as a not-for-profit under the Presbyterian Church (USA) with the Cora J. Pope Trust Board of Directors and the Synod of Lincoln Trails serving as the Trustees. 

Applicants may apply for grants as individuals/couples up to $2,500 per calendar year according to these guidelines

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE)

APCE is an association made up of those who are serving or have served in educational ministries, as ministers, professional or volunteer educators, or students, in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and four other reformed denominations. 

Great Lakes Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (GLAPCE)

GLAPCE is the regional body of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE). GLAPCE is comprised of APCE members in Illinois (except Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery), Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio and encourages opportunities for networking with colleagues, discovering new resources, and continuing education.

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN)

The Mission of POAMN is to equip and assist the PC(USA) to develop older adult ministries. We hold annual and regional conferences and seek to work with ecumenical partners to support older adult ministry in the wider Church.

POAMN Network Newsletter link

PAM – Presbyterian Association of Musicians

The Presbyterian Association of Musicians believes that formative and collaborative experiences with God and neighbor nurture relationships and create community.