provide mission opportunities: MATE Housing Ministry (MHM), South Africa Partnership, Camp at the Eastward, Youth Ministries...
The Churches of Mission at the Eastward include:
Fairbanks Union Church, Farmington, Maine
Hartford Community Church, Hartford, Maine
Leeds Community Church, Leeds, Maine
New Portland Community Church, New Portland, Maine
North New Portland Community Church, North New Portland, Maine
North Turner Union Presbyterian Church, North Turner, Maine
Wales Presbyterian Church, Wales, Maine
Ministry of Churches today:
Our churches are more independent with identities separate from Mission at the Eastward (MATE) and each of the other churches particularly in mission work. Today the MATE supports the ministry of the local churches by:
providing a pastoral staff relationship for parish ministers
providing networking between the churches for resources in Christian education, elder and deacon training...
providing education and worship opportunities: pulpit exchanges, Advent and Lent worship services...
As a mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA), contributions made to Mission at the Eastward are deductible by the donors as provided by section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts, to or for the use of Mission at the Eastward are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes as provided by sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.