"Because of Jesus Christ we share God's love. Because of Jesus Christ we join hands in service."
Galatians 6:2 instructs: "Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
PRCC supports a variety of charitable causes.
PRCC donated $1911 of our Christmas Eve 2016 offering to Church World Service's Blanket Fund which distributes warm blankets to people in times of disaster.
Souper Bowl of Caring 2017 is coming up! We need donations of non-perishable food items and volunteers to stand outside (yes, in the cold!) at Scotts Corner Market to collect donations! All monies and food are donated to The Community Center of Northern Westchester.
Thank you to everyone who donated items and helped to pack 281 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in Nov. 2016! Thank you to everyone who donated $7 per box for the postage!
The Neighbor to Neighbor bus arrived at PRCC on March 20th and we helped to "Stuff the Bus" with non-perishable food items for the Community Center.
PRCC provided food for the Emergency Shelter Partnership on Feb. 2 at Mount Kisco UMC.
Souper Bowl of Caring was on February 6, 2016from 10 AM - 5 PM at Scotts Corner Market. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we collected $588 and 214 lbs of food for the Community Center.
We made Valentines for Neighbor to Neighbor's Project Cupid in February!
We donated 100% of our 2015 Christmas Eve Offering of $1301 to Church World Service's Blanket Fund. Thank you!
Our Fall 2015 project was to collect small toys, personal hygiene items and school supplies for Operation Christmas Child. The Pound Ridge Recreation Dept. was a co-sponsor. We filled 243 shoeboxes and they are on their way to Ghana in Africa! Be on the lookout for small toys all year, because we are definitely doing this hands-on project again!
We raised $2,244 for Imagine No Malaria Spring 2015 thanks to you!
We've also supported...
We raised $4,784.60 in 2014 through the Read to Feed Program in order to help families receive the gift of an income producing animal. Thank you to the Sunday School kids, The Women's Connection of PRCC, The Pound Ridge Library and the community!
Church World Service
Our Christmas Eve 2014 offering of $1098 was sent to Church World Service's Blanket Fund. Thank you to all who donated!
The lobster festival is our biggest fundraiser for charity each year.
In 2014, we donated $4,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
In 2012, we raised $12,781, most of which will be distributed to charities chosen by the church's Outreach and Missions Committee. A-HOME and Abbott House were two of the recipients.
In 2011, we raised $14,320 and split the proceeds between The Pound Ridge Lion's Volunteer Ambulance Corps. and the Pound Ridge Fire Department with each receiving $7,160
In 2010 we raised $12,200 for the Food Bank for Westchester. Since the foodbank is able to buy food in bulk, the dollars went further in helping the other hunger assistance organizations who receive food from them.
Mission Trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. 13 of us traveled in August 2012 to help out two appalachian homeowners make needed repairs to their homes.
We raised more than $5,200 in 2010 for Heifer Project International, a not for profit organization dedicated to helping families become self-reliant through the gift of farm animals. For more info. about Heifer, go to www.heifer.org.
Hurricane Sandy Relief
Thanks to the generosity of our congregants, we collected $1588 to be sent to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief which is heavily involved in the relief effort. PRCC has sent work teams to Staten Island. If you are interested in helping, please contact Pastor Lori Miller at email@example.com
PRCC's Committee on Outreach and Missions team has led the church in supporting many charities - local and throughout the world.
An alphabetical partial list follows:
A-HOME (Not-for-profit community-based organization that provides safe and affordable places to live.) Click here for more information about A-HOME.
Community Center of Northern Westchester (local food assistance program). PRCC holds an annual food drive and monetary collection at Scott's Corner Market. Youth Group also participates in "Souper" Bowl of Caring and donates proceeds to the Community Center.
CROP Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. 2,200 walks take place all over the country.) PRCC sponsors the Northeast Westchester CROP walk 25% of funds raised stay local going to the Community Center of Northern Westchester and the Interfaith Food Pantry in Mt. Kisco.
Food Bank for Northern Westchester - Recipient of 2010's Lobster Festival net proceeds.
Interfaith Food Pantry (food for local families and individuals)
United Methodist Home (senior living home in Shelton, CT)
Water.org (An organization that serves communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America working to deliver water using innovative solutions with long term success.)
Women's Advocacy Ministry (provides legal support to incarcerated women and their children, and works to improve their quality of life.)
What and who do you care about?
Let's work together!
Local and Global - Every little bit matters!