Ministries for Social Justice & Outreach
From our beginnings during the Civil War, when we advocated for the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights, LAPC has been at the forefront of the “Social Gospel” movement in American Protestantism. Currently, LAPC supports projects in its local community and the world through various partnerships, described below. Please contact us to get involved.
Anti-Racism Tool Kits #1-5
The series of five LAPC Anti-Racism Toolkits invites members, neighbors, and friends - with a particular focus on white and non-Black people - to engage in an achievable number of collective actions.
Download a tool kit and see the suggestions to learn, to show-up, to make a call, or to give.
A Message from the Committee
Our nation continues to define its core values and ideals based on exclusion. When the principled ideas and standards of justice continue to exclude Black, Brown, and Native people, we say, justice delayed is justice denied. Whether it is police abuse of power or legislative abuse of policy, the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church believes in the collective power of advocating for equal justice and equal opportunity for all. (Read the full statement here)
Sacred Heart Men’s Shelter
LAPC members assist with providing a nourishing, hearty meal and overnight staffing for the shelter. The program runs between November and April.
LAPC is a faith partner with Habitat for Humanity NYC, which transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. LAPC volunteers on the ground and with advocacy.
PACC embraces a vision in which people strive together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged, and flourishing community in central Brooklyn.
Brooklyn For Peace is committed to eliminating war and the social injustices that are its causes.
Friendship Activity Groups
LAPC members and non-members gather regularly for Knitting and Crafts Circle, Church Beautification and Gardening, and Church Sacred Space Flowers and Decorations.
Women's Press Collective
The WPC is a grassroots volunteer-driven organization which aims to make publishing facilities more readily available to other organizations and individuals who are trying to make the world a little better.
Church of Gethsemane, Project Connect Ministrhy
Project Connect Ministry is the core ministry of The Church of Gethsemane who serves incarcerated persons, formally incarcerated persons and their families, neighborhood persons and people who feel called into ministry with the poor.
As followers of Christ, convinced by Scripture, Presbyterian Welcome labors for a world where all persons might live into the calling that God has placed in their hearts, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
A project of the Presbyterian Church (USA), SDOP participates in the empowerment of the economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice.