The Missions Ministry helps the members of the church to reach out to others. As the sign over our doors reads, we are a servant congregation. We try to help our fellow man in several ways.
The church pledges part of our annual budget to the outreach of our denomination. Some of this goes to Presbyterian Disaster Relief and some to fund other programs to help in the inner cities.
Who We Are
JerrieLea Hopf - Ministry Leader and Elder - firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do
Here are some examples:
Food Bank: Our local mission is the Yarnell Food Bank. The 3rd Sunday of the month is designated Food Bank Sunday. There is a theme each month as we collect from our members to help stock the Food Bank.
2019 Food Bank Schedule
|February 3||Super Bowl Sunday|
|March 17||Sugar Free|
|May 19||Red in honor of Pentecost|
|June 16||Cooking Staples|
|July 14||Sugar Free|
|September 15||Sugar Free and Baggies|
Comfort Bags: We also collect personal items to put into Comfort Bags for those that might not be able to have them. The bags include soap, shampoo, razors, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes. We were able to acquire small toiletry bags to hold the items for distribution. Some of the bags are available at the food bank and others are distributed to the homeless in Prescott at the Coalition for Compassion and Justice Thrift Store.
Ft. Defiance Mission Trip, April 27 – 30, 2016: Nine people participated in the trip to Fr. Defiance Presbyterian Church on a cold, rainy, snowy, and windy week. Participants from Yarnell were: Ellen Gregory, Rich Goldman, Ron Hopf, JerrieLea Hopf, Kaye Huckelberry, Paul Jones, Chuck Taylor, Jerry Thomas, and Dee Thomas. Jeanne Stephens couldn’t come at the last minute because of illness. The Hopfs, the Thomas, Paul Jones and Chuck Taylor stayed in RV’s parked on the church property. The others stayed at a motel in St. Michaels.
The project started when a group of us were meeting one afternoon. For the first 3 years our church has been dealing with the after math of the Yarnell Hill Fire in many areas. First was the immediate needs of clothing, housing, water and food. Then the rebuilding and turning over the efforts to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group as a separate entity from the church. During our discussion of what goals would be for the next couple years, a mission trip was suggested. We didn’t want to go out of the U.S. because of the cost and other logistics. JerrieLea Hopf mentioned that she had met the Clerk of Session of a small church on the Navaho Reservation. Several people thought that would be great. Far enough from Yarnell to make it feel like a mission trip, but close enough to be do-able.
When we arrived the weather (which just a few days before was predicted to be sunny and mid 70’s) was in the 50’s and 60’s with high winds and rain/sleet/snow.
It was decided that the painting of the soffit and front wall was not going to happen because of the weather. The front sign was found to have rotted legs which could be cut off and the sign taken inside to paint. And the clothing sale sign was small enough to be done inside.
The damaged pews were scraped, sanded, primed and painted. We suggested that tarps or large pieces of plastic be put over the pews until the leak in the skylight could be repaired.
We really want more interaction – even on a social level – to be accomplished between Yarnell and Ft. Defiance. Perhaps more meals together or joint projects will help this be achieved.
All in all, for a first attempt – it went pretty well.
DID YOU KNOW? Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church also collects aluminum pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House and Educational Coupons off of cake mix boxes for Rainbow School? There is a container in the Quiet Room for these items.
We are always looking for ways we can help those in need.
Please come to us with your ideas. And we welcome your help! Thanks.