2023 Gayton Kirk Missions include three areas of support:
Food Security, Shelter & Basic Needs of the Poor, and Youth.
FeedMore Pack backpacks for school children to take home over weekends or deliver Meals on Wheels.
Carver Elementary Join the Kirk group to pack weekend food backpacks and snacks for schoolchildren. (several times per year)
Rise Against Hunger Plan to spend a few hours every year with 100 others to pack healthy food for people in places devastated by natural crises. The meals are distributed to local schools, so children have lunch each day.
Church World Service building a world where there is enough for all. Providing food, shelter and safety to the vulnerable across the world.
LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL
Bread for the World is a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Speak up.
Presbytery of the James
Monthly Centsability Offering
Each meal’s 5-cents donation is collected monthly at the Kirk as we join thousands of other Presbyterians to give money to address issues of hunger and poverty.
SHELTER & BASIC NEEDS of the POOR
ACTS RVA Be a part of preventing homelessness in our community by providing financial support and community resources to our neighbors in housing crisis.
CARITAS “Building relationships that rebuild lives” Providing Shelter. Education. Recovery. Food. Volunteer to make meals, help with job interview skills and computer skills, help out at the CARITAS center, and other volunteer opportunities.
Crossover Healthcare Ministry Support efforts “to provide high quality healthcare, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.” VA Interfaith Center respond to faith- based initiatives to address Virginia’s policies and practices for the well-being of all people.
PCUSA disaster relief – Ukraine Donations to people all over the world in crisis. The Kirk collects funds for Ukrainian refugees and disaster relief, that is distributed through the national Presbyterian office.
Church World Service Assist refugees in local resettlement programs.
Presbytery of the James – Haiti and El Salvador, Peacemakers
Meet for lunch and talk with international peacemakers to better understand life in other countries. There are opportunities to host peacemakers in your home or provide transportation during their visits.
Carver Elementary Support our local elementary school and PTA
YMCA Bright Beginnings Donate school supplies and help pack backpacks for beginning of school
The PACE Center
(VCU campus ministry)
Help prepare a meal for fifty, then share lunch and conversation with the students.
Camp Hanover Support this ministry that encourages “Relationships with others, with God, and with Creation. Camp Hanover offers that opportunity to rekindle these relationships in a sacred space for renewal and growth.”
Children’s books for RVA Reads Donate gently used and new children’s books that are given to children without books at home.
CARITAS household furnishings & luggage drive Your used household items provide furniture for new living situations. Old suitcases help clients move their belongings to permanent housing.
Food Pantry drive: Donate non-perishable food at Wellborne United Methodist Church, our neighborhood food pantry.
YMCA Bright Beginnings school supplies
Thanksgiving dinner boxes Pack a Thanksgiving meal box for a family (from a list of foods) To shop for a meal for others is a great family project.