Mission Focus

The theme, “Nourishing Body and Soul,” adopted by our Session,  embodies the mission of Elkin Presbyterian church, which is to reach out in Christian love to those in need locally and globally.  To that end, EPC is focusing on following Jesus by feeding hungry people. 

To further refine this focus locally, EPC is promoting the needs of local missions and organizations to alleviate the problem of hunger. In order to have the most impact, we will focus our collective efforts around a mission or organization for a quarter of the year. While these groups have been supported by our church in the past, this focus will give us an opportunity to provide greater help to each mission or organization. 

  • Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry (Tri-C) was our first focus and received from EPC 544 pounds of food and $1,282.00 which was raised at a “Soup and Sandwich” fundraiser. 
  • School Back Pack Mission is the second focus, with an initiative to provide backpacks filled with easily prepared food for those students who may suffer from hunger during the summer vacation from school. 
  • EPC also has a “Blessing Box” which the Preschool staff maintains and stocks with donated food and toiletries. 
  • Habitat, The Ark, and Grace Clinic will receive our focus for the rest of the year.

In addition, EPC supports various mission opportunities through our giving. These include: 

  • “Two Cents a Meal Offering” once a month which is donated to combat local hunger
  • Christmas Joy Offering” giving financial support for racial and ethnic leadership as well as education for students attending Presbyterian-related schools and colleges
  • “One Great Hour of Sharing Offering” which is used to support ministries providing relief for those affected by natural disasters
  • “Pentecost Special Offering” which focuses on the needs of at-risk children
  • “Peace and Global Witness Offering” promoting ministries of reconciliation and peace within cultures of violence and conflict

Please watch for updates on our journey of “Nourishing Body and Soul.”

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