Church members stepped up to the call, when the local food pantry was about to close. Members run the operations of the pantry which provides emergency need supplies to area families. The Food Pantry will be open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to 12 noon and the 1st Saturday of every month from 10 to 12 noon, unless otherwise noted.
One Great Hour of Sharing: Disaster Relief, Hunger, Self Development
Pentecost Offering: Children at Risk, Youth Programs
Peacemaking: World Peace Missions
Christmas Joy: Racial Ethnic Education, Retired Pastors Assistance
Hunger Sunday: Local and National Hunger Programs
Clothes Basket: Offers Low Cost Clothing and Homegoods
Food Pantry Collections
Birthday Offering: Women contributes this special offering each spring to meet major mission needs support through the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Fellowship of the Least Coin: Linking Prayer and "Least Coins" This offering is a symbol of prayer for peace and reconciliation. Grants are used for special projects of evangelism, service and relief throughout the world.
Thank Offering: Given in the fall as an accumulation of money saved by women in her "blessing box" as an expression of gratitude for the special blessings of her life.
MINUTE FOR MISSION
Members have the opportunity to share information about a mission project during the Sunday Service.
BLANTYRE NORTH RELIEF PROJECT www.bnrp.org
Many members support Rev. Harvey Sindima's Malawi Orphan Projects. The Sindima Family are friends of the Church and they run missions in their home country of Malawi. From only five orphans in 1985 to 700 in 2005 (in the ’90s there was an explosion of orphans” due to the AIDS epidemic in Africa).
BNRP helps the orphans in many ways: food, clothing, blankets, shelter (building brick homes), school uniforms and materials, tuition and fees for high school, vocational training, and college.
The newest venture of BNRP is the Sindima Memorial Institute of Arts and Technology. Currently under construction is a school for 2,500 students to train in various skills, careers, and professions: accounting, architecture, business management, computer system technology, engineering, graphics, nursing, medicine, automotive technology,woodwork technology, among other programs.