Special Missions

Deacons' Fund

This fund is used to help people in crisis in the community. It is used to pay electric bills, heating bills, hospital bills, etc. A member of the Local Outreach Committee or a deacon meet with each person and interview them. Contact the Yorkminster office at 757-898-4972.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Yorkminster has created this special ministry to bring love and care to those in our community who are going through difficult times. The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice, which embodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver. As we knit or crochet our shawls, we ask God's love to comfort those who will receive the shawl, and, when the shawl is completed, it is offered a final blessing before being given. Individuals that are interested in knitting or crocheting meet each Tuesday, except the second Tuesday of the month, at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. All age groups are represented in our circle of knitters and everyone is welcome.

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Giving Garden & Pollinator Garden

Yorkminster maintains two philanthropic gardens: one to feed hungry people in York County, and one to sustain bees and other pollinators in God's creation.

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Members Ministry Money (MMM)

Members of the church are invited to use up to $500.00 in whatever personal ministry they choose. The member must be actively involved in this ministry. Some examples are fixing up a man's house before his home was taken over by the city, purchasing Bibles for the jail inmates who are visited by church members, and taking underprivileged children to Busch Gardens for the day.

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 Ukraine Relief

In support of the Ukrainian people (in Ukraine and Poland), the Presbyterian Church USA (PC USA) has launched an appeal for funds to help support the Church's Humanitarian response to the war that started when Russia attacked Ukraine. View the Presbyterian Disaster relief bulletin.

Donations may be sent to PC USA. (Note: Funds should be donated directly to PEVA (Presbytery of Eastern Virginia) or PC USA via the Internet, by mail, or by phone at 800-872-3283.  Please do not send Ukraine donations to Yorkminster.)