MISSIONS

Our Missions Program at HPC is built on God's commands in Acts 1:7 & Matthew 28. Keep reading to learn more about our local, national, and international mission partnerships. You can also read about what our requirements for missions are at HPC & even submit your own recommendations for new partnerships!

Stay connected

One of the things we value at HPC is to ensure our members are involved in & connected to the missions we support. We work hard to make sure you get regular updates about our mission partners and how you can get involved. One example of this is regular Skype Sessions with our international missionaries. You can also click below for some of our most current updates! Finally scroll all the way down to read about our Mission Partnership Criteria & to suggest ideas for new partnerships!

Local MIssions

Rahab Ministries

Rahab supports women who have been victimized by sex trafficking.  

HPC supports these women by collection of ongoing supplies. 


Cycles for Christ

This ministry was founded by one of our own members, Jon Polhamus. Jon has a passion for cycling, which the Lord is using in tremendous ways. Cycles for Christ collects old bikes & parts, fixes them up and donates them to children and adults in need.      

2023 Year in Review


Habitat for Humanity

We are blessed to gather with other in our area to join Habitat for Humanity build homes for those who simply do not have one.  We get to work along side the receiving family, and serve Jesus by serving them.


Akron Salvation Army

We partner in numerous ways with the Salvation Army in both hands-on capacities, as well as through clothing & food drives. We are regularly involved in their kettle projects and send adults and students to volunteer at their various local facilities in the Akron area. 


Emergency Assistance Center

A Food pantry located in Northfield, OH that serves people in need in Northern Summit County.  They rely exclusively on support from local businesses, churches, community groups and neighbors who are willing to answer the call for help. HPC partners with EAC mainly to help collect supplies & donations according to current need.


Akron Pregnancy Services

Akron Pregnancy Services is a non profit organization that has been serving Akron area women, men, and families for over 30 years. We offer free pregnancy testing, options counseling, limited ultrasounds, diapers and formula, children's and maternity clothing, referrals and classes.


NavNeighbors

This outreach from Navigators, ministers to the unchurched in the local community.


International Missions



Russia

HPC also supports an EPC missionary family in Russia, in the area of the country north of Kazakhstan. Their main work involves evangelism through English courses and youth discipleship. The same rules of sensitivity apply to this family as well so check our Mission Board to learn more.


El Salvador

In San Salvador we partner with Harvesting In Spanish, an orphanage working to house, feed, and show Christ to local children in need. HPC regularly sends adult teams from our congregation to work alongside of the people there and maintains a close relationship with it's founders and staff.


Bolivia

Judy Yund is a missionary serving in the medical field in one of the poorest areas of Bolivia. She runs a Christian Hospital in Laz Paz. Judy has been able to visit us somewhat regularly in person to share what God is doing in Bolivia.


For more information, please reach out to a mission committee member.  See our Elder page for current members. 



Suggest a Mission Partner

Have an idea for an HPC Mission Partner? You may not realize this, but most of our partnerships began because someone just like you brought them to our attention! If you have a suggestion for a mission that you believe HPC should support please look over the Mission Partner Criteria below and then


SUBMIT THIS FORM


HPC's Five Key Criteria for Missions:

    1. The mission/project must be Christ Centered.

2. The mission/project must have an evangelistic component.

3. The mission/project must allow for HPC member involevment in some capacity.

4. Our financial contribution must make a difference.

5. There must be evidence of effective program management.

EduNations Golf Tournament Fundraiser

EduNations Igniting Hope…

Motivated by compassion for “the least of these,” EduNations gives forgotten children tangible reasons to hope. More than teaching the ABCs, we create schools in Sierra Leone, Western Africa, that become self-supporting beacons of growth and learning. Rescuing one child enriches a community, which strengthens a nation. By helping to educate forgotten children today, we help create a brighter future for this nation tomorrow.