Special YPC Missions
Jenny Russell Giving Garden
Yorkminster plants a garden each year to provide fresh produce Peninsula residents in need, through organizations such as the York County Food Closet and LINK. Anyone interested in helping can sign up to care for the garden for one (or more) week(s) from March through early December. By the beginning of your assigned week, you will be contacted by a member of the planning team to explain your duties and show you exactly what needs to be done—planting, weeding, watering, pest control, harvesting and delivery.
The garden was named for the late YPC pastor Jenny Russell, who initiated this vision.
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.
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.