Come Worship! Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 am and Worship at 11:00 am
WRPC’s Feeding Ministry coordinates the collection of food items to make bag lunches that are given out during the week and by deacons on Sunday mornings. Ministry volunteers take turns purchasing food, assembling, and handing out bag lunches. Many church members also contribute financially to the program for the purchase of food and supplies. The Feeding Ministry is currently providing 40-50 lunches per week to homeless or needy people who come to the church door seeking help.
How Can You Help?
We are always in need of lunch supplies. Each lunch contains an entree, such as Vienna sausages or Beenie Weenies, applesauce or fruit cup, granola bar, crackers and a juice box. Please drop them off at the church office or leave them in the mailroom. Monetary donations are always welcome. Volunteers are needed to help hand out lunches on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 to 1:00. There is a sign-up sheet on the desk in the office lobby or you can contact the church office to sign up at (919) 828-5468.
Three to four times during the year WRPC serves as a host congregation for up to five families participating in Family Promise. Family Promise seeks to alleviate homelessness by helping low-income families achieve and sustain independence.
In support of this mission WRPC, along with over 30 other Wake County churches, has committed the hearts and hands of our members and the use of our facilities to provide a safe and dignified refuge for Family Promise’s families. During each of the host weeks, we pick families up each afternoon at a Day Center on Method Road and bring them to our church, where we provide an evening meal, hospitality and a place to stay for the night. The student lounge becomes our living room/den area for the week and Sunday School rooms are transformed into sleeping rooms. After a breakfast in the morning, we take the families back to the Day Center where they go on to work or job search, and school.
How Can You Help?
There are many ways for volunteers of all ages to get involved. Individuals and families can help with setup and takedown, evening or overnight hospitality, and providing food. Adults can provide transportation or follow up with doing laundry at home.
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church – USA. Together, we respond to Christ’s command to go into all the world to preach the gospel, to feed the hungry, and to heal the sick.
Since the late 1950’s we have provided partial salary/program support and regular prayer support for the following missionaries:
Our arms reach around the world as we promote and support four church-wide offerings. WRPC contributes generously to the following:
Hearts with Haiti is a non-profit organization which supports the mission of St. Joseph’s Family in Haiti through Nurture, Advocacy, Fundraising, Administration, and Leadership Development. Hearts with Haiti has an office at WRPC on the second floor. With the help of Hearts with Haiti, WRPC hopes to deepen its relationship with the St. Joseph’s Family.
How Can I Help? One of the very best things you can do is sponsor a child.
Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit organization in Raleigh which intervenes in the lives of K-12 Youth who are At-Risk and provides out-of-school programming. LAF collaborates with school system and students’ parents to help students to succeed.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities: Weekly, Monthly, Occasionally
Weekly: to assist trained Facilitator one afternoon a week of your choice and with your chosen age group in homework help, life skills activities, and recreation. Or if you have a special talent, we can work that into our program at your convenience.
Monthly: 1) volunteers needed for setup, meal prep, and serve, or 2) volunteers for kids activities. Family is 2nd Thursday of each month.
Occasionally: provide meals for a Family Night, serve on a board committee, donate healthy snacks for students, IT assistance
LAF contact info: 919-231-4687, Website: www.lafchildren.org
The Helen Wright Center, located at 401 Carbarrus Street in Raleigh, provides a hot meal, shower and a safe place to sleep for up to 40 homeless women. West Raleigh provides an evening meal the second Tuesday of each month.
How Can You Help?
Contact us if you would like to contribute to one of the meals or if you would like to meet the women by serving at the Center.
Since 1974, Meals on Wheels of Wake County has been providing nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and persons with disabilities in Wake County in an effort to improve health, reduce isolation, and prevent inappropriate institutionalization. Serving close to 1,300 meals daily to homes and nutrition centers, Meals on Wheels provides the frailest of our community’s citizens with a voice to achieve healthful independence.
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church has taken part in Meals on Wheels for over 25 years. On the fourth Wednesday of every month, nine teams of two people deliver meals to clients. When regular team members need replacements, a list of substitutes is available. Consider joining our dedicated Meals on Wheels team!
WRPC makes good use of its space by welcoming a number of community organizations throughout the week. Usually a member of the congregation is linked to the group. At this time, we are pleased to host SafeChild, Nursing Mothers of Raleigh, the NC Council of Churches offices, and Hearts with Haiti.
Warmth for Wake/Coalition is a program of volunteers from local churches and civic organizations who deliver firewood to needy families in Wake County every other Saturday morning from October through March. The program is coordinated by St. Paul’s Christian Church, who started the program more than 30 years ago. Originally bags of coal were delivered, hence the name “Coalition.” Volunteers from assigned churches meet at the Raleigh Yard Waste Facility on New Hope Road at 8:30 am on their designated Saturday. Work is usually completed by noon. WRPC is generally assigned one Saturday a year in January or February.
How Can You Help?
Volunteers are needed to operate chain saws and hydraulic splitters, load firewood into trucks, and deliver wood. Trucks and chain saws are supplied by volunteers. The splitters are supplied by COALITION. There are also opportunities for people who would like to be involved for more than one Saturday a year. This would include such things as maintaining equipment, and would be coordinated with St Paul’s Christian Church.
Our mission is to help provide affordable, reliable transportation to low-wage earners in our community. We began our business serving those in the Triangle area of North Carolina; our home office is located in Raleigh. Wheels4Hope began as a mission group at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church and is a faith-based non-profit corporation and a fully qualified 501(c)(3) charity.
We are limited by our current level of donations and by the number of volunteers we have repairing cars. We place our program cars through referrals made by our partner agencies in Wake County (they include StepUP Ministry, Passage Home, Interact, and Raleigh Rescue Mission - go to our website for a complete listing).
You can help by donating your used vehicle, volunteering and spreading the word. For more information, please go to www.wheels4hope.org, or call 919-832-1941.