Immediate Need: Over the last month Mother Sarah and a few members of our Outreach Leadership Team have been walking with a Wake Forest family that was evicted from their home and are currently living in a hotel. This family consists for three school aged children and is led by a single disabled Dad. As our team has walked with the family to connect them to much needed resources including housing, it has become clear that we need a broader circle of folks who can help with meals, gift cards and donations to the Rector’s discretionary fund to help this family save their limited income during this transition time. If you would like to support this family, please carefully read the instructions on the Sign Up Genius , Donate to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund or contact Joy if you have any questions.
Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees:
All are welcome to assist in this new outreach opportunity of welcoming two Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in Wake Forest and are now living with family members. The refugees are a 16 year old girl who will be starting school at WFHS and her mother. They moved in with the daughter/sister who has been in America for 10 years and has a young family of her own. We will start this welcoming ministry by purchasing and delivering groceries once every other week and getting to know the Mother/Grandmother when we deliver the food. From there we will expand the ministry as our relationship with this family. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or become involved, please Sign Up.
Farm to Fork is Back!!! All ages are welcome! Mark your calendars:
April 18, 5/16, 6/13, 7/18, 8/22, 9/19, and 10/7 from 5:30-6:30 at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church Giving Garden (12605 Capital Blvd)
All are welcome to join us on these Tuesday nights in the garden to care for creation, plant, feed, weed and harvest the garden, which provides thousands of pounds of food for local food ministries including Wake Forest Community Table. Bring your garden gloves and water for a fun evening of outreach and fellowship!
Habitat for Humanity: We are thrilled to join our neighbors and partner churches for two Habitat work days on April 22 and April 29.
More details to come as we get closer! Register here: http://vhub.at/northernwake.
Ongoing Outreach Opportunities:
1. There is a need for drivers to pick up “harvested” food
at Starbucks (near, not inside Target) and Pizza Hut in Wake Forest once a week. This food will be distributed on Monday and Wednesday nights. Some training and coordination will be required, but I would love to have some help with this very easy way to help feed many. Learn more about volunteering. Here is the Sign Up Genius
to make desserts for this ministry on Monday nights.
3. Tri Area Ministry: Shelf stable food and hygiene products can be placed in the bin in the Narthex.
4. Wake Forest Presbyterian Giving Garden: Needs a group or individuals to help harvest and plant this Fall. This well-established large garden has yielded thousands of pounds of produce for Wake Forest Community Meals and many food pantries in our region. Please Sign Up!
Wake Forest Community Table:
If you would like to make desserts on Monday nights so that we can add a sweet treat to the meal bags- SIGN UP HERE
If you would like to distribute meals, produce and groceries on Monday and Wednesday evenings. SIGN UP HERE