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Local & Global Ministries and Programs Supported by MAPC

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The Amos Project
The AMOS Project is a federation of congregations in Greater Cincinnati dedicated to promoting justice and improving the quality of life for all residents. AMOS develops the leadership skills of low-income and working families to be active in public life.

Caracole
Caracole's mission is to provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Cincinnati Brass Fellowship
Founded in 1994 the Brass Fellowship brings together student, amateur and professional brass musicians from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Members of the brass ensemble come from many vocations including music, education, systems, and the law, but all share a passion for music.

Cincinnati Camerata
The Cincinnati Camerata consists of 20 outstanding singers, two superb accompanists, and a formidable director. The Cincinnati Camerata performs works from a broad spectrum of styles, from the Renaissance to the avant-garde; from the most sacred works of the church to the most profane bawdy songs and catches of the past four centuries.

Darbonne Community Health Program, Haiti
The facilities of this program, which serves over 100,000 people, were destroyed in the January, 2010 earthquake. Funds are needed to rebuild and resupply the program, so that it can resume its mission of providing a network of village health workers, traditional birth attendants and dispensaries.

The Fuller Center for Housing
The Fuller Center for Housing, faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Greater Cincinnati Community Shares
Community Shares raises awareness and support for its member organizations through workplace giving campaigns, professional enrichment, community education, and a variety of innovative initiatives.

Haiti Northern District Agricultural School
Before the catastrophic earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haiti was already plagued as chronically food deficient, importing more than 60 percent of the food needed to feed its population. The 2010 earthquake has intensified the poverty and hunger there. The environment is so deteriorated that drastic measures must be taken to sustain the country's population. Gifts to this account will help fund long-term recovery activities in Haiti including small sustainable agricultural initiatives and small business development.

Heifer International: The Heifer Project
In many parts of the world, poverty has many degrees and faces. It is Heifer's belief that if we work to alleviate the poverty of the least fortunate we will create the ground work to pull a whole community out of poverty.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
Our Emergency Shelter program currently mobilizes over 1,000 volunteers at 90 congregations. Twenty-seven "host" congregations (two per week) provide shelter sites and meals, and 63 "support" congregations work with the host congregations to provide volunteers, meals and supplies.

ITEBA (Seminary in Brazil)
We offer news and views from a progressive perspective.

Kairos Project Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is the parent organization of a body of ministries operating as Chapters that are located in many States and Countries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, and to their families and to those who work in the prison environment.

League of Women Voters
Our mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government, to work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Llanfair Retirement Community
Llanfair Retirement Community is more than just a beautiful campus in a great location – it's a family of residents, employees, committed volunteers and donors. Llanfair enjoys a sterling reputation earned through our commitment to be the best we can.

More Light Presbyterians
Join a network of people seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

October Festival Choir
The October Festival Choir aims to offer a quality choral musical experience to a diverse and inclusive group of singers and listeners.

One Great Hour of Sharing
Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives and work together to str
engthen their families and communities.

Presbyterian Action Against the Death Penalty
Committed to the belief that God calls us to seek redemption and reconciliation and not revenge, and in accord with the declarations of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1959, 1977, 1978 and 1985, we are dedicated to working together to achieve the goals of abolishing the death penalty in the State of Ohio and in our nation.

PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
PFLAG Cincinnati is a non-profit organization of volunteers who offer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals, families and friends in a safe and caring environment.

Presbyterian Health, Education, and Welfare Association
Our purpose is to provide resources, peer support and networking connections for Presbyterians involved in social welfare and justice ministries.

St. George Interfaith Food Pantry
The food pantry provides food, household and personal care items to economically distressed people in the 3 Cincinnati area zipcodes-- 45217, 245219, and 45220.

The Shower of Stoles Project
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Each stole contains the story of a GLBT person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson.

That All May Freely Serve
Called by the life and teachings of Jesus, compelled by our faith, and charged by our conscience, we advocate for an inclusive church for all who are disenfranchised a church that honors diversity and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons as full members full membership, which includes eligibility for ordination to the offices of Elder, Deacon, and Minister of Word and Sacrament.

Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
Welcome House collaborates with the community to provide a continuum of quality services for individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to eradicate homelessness, foster stability and promote a just society.

Woman’s City Club
The mission of the Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati is to secure a more just and livable community for all.

Homosexuality and Christianity

Homosexuality and the Bible by Walter Wink
Soulforce, guided by the spirit of truth and empowered by the principles of relentless nonviolent resistance, works to end the religious and political oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people.

Jesus Accepted Gays - As Christians We Must Also!
Do we as Christians have the courage to follow Jesus' example - accepting gays into full participation in the body of Christ, including ordination and marriage?

Dr. Jack Rogers - Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
To advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people and to transform faith communities and the wider society by taking a leading role in shaping a new public discourse on religion and sexuality through education, research, community building and advocacy.

Institute for Welcoming Resources (a program of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force)
The purpose of this ecumenical group is to provide the resources to facilitate a paradigm shift in multiple denominations whereby churches become welcoming and affirming of all congregants regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Out in Scripture
Out In Scripture is a collection of over 175 conversations about the Bible. With the skilled help of 100 diverse scholars and pastors, from over 11 different denominations, you will discover a fresh approach to Scripture.

Equal Partners in Faith
EQUAL PARTNERS IN FAITH is a multi-racial national network of religious leaders and people of faith committed to equality and diversity. Our diverse faith traditions and shared religious values lead us to affirm and defend the equality of all people, regardless of religion, race, ability, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity. As people of faith, we actively oppose the manipulation of religion to promote inequality and exclusion.

Liturgical Arts

General Assembly Mission Council: Call to Worship

Montreat Conference Center: Programs

Progressive Theology

The Center for Progressive Christianity
ProgressiveChristianity.org provides guiding ideas, spiritual networking opportunities, and resources for progressive churches, organizations, individuals and others with connections to Christianity.

Henri Nouwen Society
The Society shares the spirituality of solitude, community, and compassion that was embodied in the life and ministry of Henri Nouwen.

Inward/Outward: A Project of the Church of the Saviour
inward/outward is a space set apart to wonder, dream, explore...

The Iona Community
The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.

Progressive Christians Uniting
Progressive Christians Uniting inspires and equips individuals and communities for courageous leadership in the 21st century.

Sojourners
..We believe that unity in diversity is not only desirable, but essential to fulfilling God's ultimate desire for God's people, as expressed in scripture (Acts 2, Revelation 7:9), and thus an essential element of seeking God's will on earth as it is in heaven....

Soulforce
Soulforce is committed to relentless nonviolent resistance to bring freedom to lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer people from religious & political oppression.

Presbyterian Church (USA) General Information

Constitution of our Denomination

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Presbyterian Historical Society

Presbytery of Cincinnati: Our Presbytery

Synod of the Covenant: Our Synod

Social Justice Organizations

Covenant Network of Presbyterians

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat's vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center

The Ohio Justice and Policy Center
A coalition of faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to address concerns focusing on economic justice, women's issues, human rights, racial equality, peace and the environment

Presbyterian Promise
To proclaim God's promise of justice and love in Jesus Christ by organizing inclusive and inquiring churches in the Presbytery of Southern New England into a community of mutual support for the empowerment of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender persons, and for outreach, education, and Christian evangelism.

Presbyterian Voices for Justice

Presbyterian Welcome

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