Hanover Presbyterian is a community of hope, rejoicing in the sure and certain knowledge that, in Christ, God is making a new creation. We are also a community of witness, pointing beyond ourselves through word and work to the good news of God’s transforming grace in Christ Jesus its Lord.
We live into these ideals by participating in many projects for the good of the community throughout the year.
Our most recent endeavor is the HPC Clothes Closet. This project was started by our Adult Sunday School Class. We provide free clothing to the entire family. There are no personal or financial questions asked. In addition to the clothing, a limited supply of diapers is available. We also have a selection of children’s books and encourage families to take a book for each child in their home. The HPC Clothes Closet is open on the first Thursday of every month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you would like to donate to this program, we ask that clothing be clean and free of pet hair and smoke. The items can be dropped off from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday at the Church office.
On the first Sunday of every month, we take up a red-wagon food collection for the Pleasantview Food Pantry. Our young people bring a red-wagon, laden with gifts for the pantry, up to the communion table where we symbolically sit at the Lord’s Supper together with those we will help. On Souper (Super) Bowl Sunday and throughout the year, food items and financial contributions are given to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.
Vacation Bible School is one of the high points of our year. During that raucous event, the children raise money for a special mission project. The kids give with great enthusiasm to organizations that provide clean water, mosquito netting and medical supplies to countries in need.
Through the Presbyterian Church (USA) we give as a congregation to the Peacemaking, Pentecost, Christmas Joy and One Great Hour of Sharing Offerings.
The Women’s Association contributes most of their yearly income, through fundraising efforts, to various local and world mission programs.
Our youth and some adults raise money and participate in the CROP walk in October.
During the Christmas season, the congregation gives to various mission programs in addition to helping Licking Valley families in need.
There are many needs, both locally and worldwide, and Hanover Church has heard the call to be the hands and feet of Christ on Earth.