RRPC provides support for a number of local and regional needs. Please see below the many causes for which we offer funds, goods, and services.
CARITAS stands for Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter. RRPC serves as a home for one week each year to forty to sixty guests who are working toward the savings goals required to find permanent housing. See www.caritasshelter.org for more information.
Mentoring - The Micah Initiative and Henrico County Public Schools
The Micah Initiative provides the opportunity to partner with a Richmond City elementary school to provide mentoring through tutoring, lunch buddies, or classroom assistants. The Henrico County Public Schools Mentoring Program targets youth from seventh through ninth grades and is currently being defined. Training is provided through the Virginia Mentoring Partnership for both programs. See www.richmondhillva.org/what/micah.html for more information.
A mission project of Presbyterian Women, LAMB's Basket is a local food bank and pantry, serving the needs of the Lakeside area in Richmond, Virginia. Volunteers coordinate churchwide food drives, a monthly food offering, and volunteer twice a month at the food bank.
Meals on Wheels
A mission project of the Men of the Church, members volunteer to deliver meals twice a month to those who are homebound and unable to meet basic nutritional needs and have no other reliable means of obtaining daily meals. See www.mowdelivers.com for more details.
Camp Hanover is an outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of the James whose mission is to provide a place apart for renewal and growth in an environment of Christian hospitality. Camp Hanover conducts both day and overnight summer camp for children and youth, as well as onsite day camps at area churches. It also provides scholarships for children who may not otherwise be able to experience camp. Members have served by assisting with facility and grounds maintenance at the camp. The church also uses facilities for retreats and activities. Go to www.camphanover.org for more information.
The Mission and Service Ministry organizes an annual blood drive to support Virginia Blood Services at the church. The blood drive encourages church members to "give the gift of life." Visit www.vablood.org.
Second Presbyterian Soup Kitchen
A group of RRPC members serve once per month at the Soup Kitchen operated at Second Presbyterian Church. The volunteers take about three hours to travel together, prepare, and serve the noontime meal to the homeless in downtown Richmond.
ASP Youth Mission
The RRPC High School Youth (rising eighth grade through college age) participate in an annual trip to the Appalachian region of the United States to participate in Appalachian Service Project. ASP's goal is to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for the residents in this impoverished area of the United States. See www.asphome.org for more details.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its core budget including staff and administrative costs is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.
See http://pcusa.org/pda for more information.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." -Matthew 28:19-20