Peace Presbyterian Church PCUSA has a strong commitment to the health and well-being of those in the congregation and also those in the community. Because one of its major goals as always been Compassionate Outreach, Peace Presbyterian Church has become known as a missional church. Church members regularly volunteer locally at Turning Points Homeless & Veterans Assistance, Beth El Farmworker Ministry, Inc., and with other area organizations over the years. In addition to previous Haitian mission work, in 2018 a group of youth and 88 made several trips to Haiti to help build two houses. This year members of Peace Churchs Mission and Outreach Teams are focusing on bringing quality health information to Peace Church and the community. Beginning this effort, Peace Church is conducting its first Community Health and Wellness Fair on May 4, 2019 with over 25 local service providers and agencies providing information and conducting health screenings. To introduce accessible, accurate health information at the Health Fair, the church Library will exhibit MedlinePlus and other National Library of Medicine resources. Building on this MedlinePlus introduction, the health mission of the church will promote access to and familiarity with quality sources of online NLM health information through the work of its Mission and Outreach teams. To facilitate MedlinePlus searching, funding from an Express Technology Improvement Award will acquire a desktop computer and printer to be installed in the church library, and laptop computers, Chromebooks, and a portable projector to enable training both onsite and at locations served by the Mission and Outreach teams and other church members.

Project Details

Organization Name

Peace Presbyterian Church

Organization Type
Faith-based organization
Project Lead

Barbara Wright

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public