Mission donations are spent on special needs in the community, country, and world. In the recent past, the Session’s Mission Committee has used that money locally to help the Committee Against Domestic Violence, the Ruby Mountain Resource Center, and FISH (Friends in Service Helping). To reach out beyond the community, the Mission Committee has contributed funds to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance when a natural disaster or warfare affects another area of the world. For more information about Presbyterian Disaster Assistance worldwide, click here.
2 Cents a Meal program – Every member is invited to collect a few cents at every meal. The idea is that for those of us who can afford each meal, just 2 cents will help feed those who cannot afford that meal. Funds are collected every third Sunday and then used to support local hunger ministries, such as FISH, Head Start, Community in Service, and Ruby Mountain Resource Center.
There is a Micropantry under the pergola in the church yard. It is stocked to provide an emergency food source without questions to anyone who needs help night or day. People are invited to “Take what you need, give what you can.”
The church’s Mission Committee meets on Zoom at 4:00 on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone interested in the church’s mission activities is welcome to join. Please contact Susan Jones at 775.777.6774 if you would like to attend.
The church supports Presbyterian Church (USA) national and foreign mission projects by participating in its April One Great Hour of Sharing and its Christmas Joy Offering. There will be information and envelopes for these offerings in the bulletins preceding the offerings.
Heifer Project International
The church annually participates in this international project that uses donations to purchase farm animals to donate to individuals in underdeveloped countries and/or disaster areas. To raise money locally for this project, the Heifer Project committee sponsors a Heifer Brunch in September. Preceding the brunch, the Sunday church service is held outdoors and is attended by a variety of farm animals in addition to the congregation. The animals represent the various types of animals that the event’s free- will offering will purchase. In the last ten years, Elko First Presbyterian Church has sent more than $35,000 to this worthwhile project. For more information about Heifer International, click here.