Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions
New Hanover Presbyterian provides support for MCEF (Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions) by collecting and donating non-perishable food items on the first Sunday of each month. MCEF includes churches in the Mechanicsville area of Hanover County, VA working together to provide for the needs of our community. Services include: financial assistance, food, clothing, and the Senior Rides Program.
We support the Presbyterian Hunger Program PC(USA) through a special “5 Cents-A-Meal” offering on the third Sunday of each month. Funds are used to support local hunger ministries, as well as national and international projects through the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
First Baptist Church in Richmond offers a hot meal and fellowship to those in need through the Grace Fellowship program, every Thursday throughout the year, from 5 – 7 p.m. For many years now, New Hanover Presbyterian Church has volunteered to be a part of this important ministry at least twice a year, along with many other metro Richmond churches. This special program not only offers support and a hot meal to those who are hungry or homeless, it offers its volunteers a vital opportunity to sit down, break bread, and share a conversation or prayer with someone you might not otherwise have the opportunity to get to know. All that is required is a few hours of your time and a dish to share! We meet at First Baptist on the corner of Boulevard and Monument.
Shepherd’s Way Relief Center
Shepherd’s Way Relief Center is a nonprofit community development center in downtown Richmond focused on providing assistance to the homeless and poor in our community. Shepherd’s Way serves 500 nutritious meals per week and provides guests a food pantry of take-away items.
New Hanover will assist in this endeavor “to love our neighbor as ourselves” by collecting a monthly item for meals and the food pantry. Each month will feature one of this vibrant ministry’s most needed items. Because many of the guests of Shepherd’s Way do not have means of cooking, pop-tops and single serving portions are preferred. A collection basket is located in the narthex and all items collected will be delivered at the end of each month.
Please contact Janice Reagan if you have any questions or would like to help in this ministry by transporting collected items or by serving a meal.