Heifer Project International
Heifer Project International is an organization that teaches ecologically sound methods of animal husbandry and farming, in order to promote self-sufficiency in needy areas of the world.
The Heifer Carnival is a long-time, fall tradition at First Presbyterian Church. This fun, intergenerational event raises funds for Heifer International, an organization dedicated to helping families and communities world-wide through farm animal grants and agricultural improvements. The entire community is invited. All proceeds will go to benefit Heifer International, an organization that fights world hunger by promoting sustainable agricultural practices in the developing world and in the United States.
Pilgrims of Ibillin
The Vineyard Chapter is the local body related to the national organization, Pilgrims of Ibillin. Pilgrims of Ibillin is dedicated to supporting Christian communities in the Holy Land in their efforts to promote peaceful coexistence among Christians, Muslims, and Jews. We work primarily in partnership with Mar Elias Educational Institutions (MEEI) in the village of Ibillin, in the Galilee region. We support MEEI, founded by Father Elias Chacour, in their educational mission with schools from kindergarten through university. The schools have more than 3,500 students and faculty who are Christian, Muslim and Jewish. We provide support through financial contributions, sponsorship of pilgrimages, and interpretation of the vision of MEEI to foster greater understanding of issues related to Christians, Muslims, and Jews living together in peace in the Holy Land. Check out the Pilgrims of Ibillin, USA web site at http://www.pilgrimsofibillin.org.