Presbytery of Newton - Newton
Presbytery’s purpose is to work for God’s Reign by connecting, governing and
supporting its congregations and ministers as they experience God, grow in
faithfulness and manifest, in word and deed, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As the
regional governing body for 63 Presbyterian member churches in New Jersey's
Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties, they are one of 22 Presbyteries
that make up the Synod of the Northeast of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Membership is comprised of the
ministers of the member churches, together with an equal number of elders.
SUMMER YOUTH MISSION TRIP
Mission Trip – Each summer, a group of youth from the
Mendham area and adult leaders from Hilltop Church spend up to a week supporting
an organization in need of hands-on help. We provide the labor for various
construction and clean-up projects in support of a selected agency that works to
help people who, on their own, are unable to meet their needs for safe and
adequate shelter, clothing, food and basic well-being. This is done in a manner
that maintains or improves a recipient's self worth and dignity. Simply put, our
mission is to help those in need get a start on helping themselves. This is done
through donations of time and money from within out congregation and community.
There are 3 ways Hilltop Church members and their friends can be involved in
mission trips. These include joining the trip, donating money or sometimes
donating food. These trips not only help people in need, but provide
participants with memories that will last a lifetime. Past trips included
support for Rural Community Action Ministry (RCAM) in Maine, The Meeting Ground
in Maryland, Habitat for Humanity in Maine, and Holmes Presbyterian Camp in
CASA of Morris and Sussex County – The mission of CASA is to speak up for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. They recruit, train and supervise community volunteers who provide a voice in court to assure each child a safe, permanent and nurturing home.
Hilltop Church supports the mission of CASA, provides funding for its activities, and provides Board leadership.
For more information, visit the Casa website at http://www.casamsc.org.