The Heart of What We Do
Mission is at the heart of everything we do as we seek to be faithful disciples according to Jesus.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care ofme, I was in prison and you visited me.” – Matthew 25:35-36 (Matthew 25:35-36, NRSV).
It is a priority in for our congregation to address issues our neighbors in need near and far are experiencing. Beginning in 2020, we are focusing on food insecurity in order to make a significant impact on hunger in our community while continuing to support other mission efforts. Information below offers a sample of our commitment as a congregation and in partnership with agencies and groups including many local faith communities. Click here for The Food Insecurity Task Force Information.
Internationally, we wupport school children in Haiti in partnership with Hearts and Hands for Haiti, contribute to famine relief in South Sudan and other crisis areas, and distaster assistance through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and sponsor occasional mission trips to selected places.
Locally, there are ongoing opportunities for "hands on" mission activities including:
Hudson Handy Helpers
Capital Towers transportation and fellowship
Save the Date: The Interfaith Build for Habitat for Humanity begins February 29, 2020
The Mission Committee is excited to announce that our congregation is participating in the 2020 Interfaith Build for Habitat for Humanity. As in past builds will partner with a number of faith communities,* Habitat Staff, AmeriCorps Volunteers and the homeowners to construct this house.What is new this year is that our interfaith coalition is one of five faith coalitions constructing houses next to each other as part of a “Leap of Faith Build.” The five houses will go up at the same time in a new Habitat subdivision in South Raleigh. Wall raising begins on Leap Day, Saturday February 29 with occupancy expected in mid May. In the coming weeks details will be available about the ways to be involved, including dates for work days, activities with our interfaith friends, and opportunities to get to know people in the other faith coalitions. For more information contact Debbie Kirk or Cary Dickerson. Together We Build!
*Members of the Interfaith Coalition are: Apex Mosque, Beth Myer Synagogue, Community for Mindful Living, First Church of Christ Scientist, Hindu Society of North Carolina, Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Islamic Association of Raleigh, Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism, NC State Muslim Student Association, Raleigh/Cary Jewish Family Services, Raleigh Mennonite, Raleigh Sai Center, St Paul’s Christian Church, The Light House Project, The Sikh Gurudwara of North Carolina, Temple Beth Or, Triangle Interfaith Alliance, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, Unity Temple of Raleigh, Won Buddhism of NC-Raleigh Center
Nationally, we sponsor summer mission trips for youth and adults, to participate in a variety of service to others, most recently -
Western North Carolina
Financially, we support hurricane relief efforts, provide assistance to families on the US/Mexico border, and address other humanitarian needs.
Each month we have two focused giving opportunities toenable us to make an immediate impact in areas that need our attention. The specific dates for the offerings and collections are announced ahead of time.
HMPC is a part of the Presybterian Church (USA), to learn more about the PC Missions Programs click here.
General Mission Fund
North Raleigh Ministries
Global Mission Fund
One Great Hour of Sharing
Congregational Mission Trip
Care of Candidates
Presbyterian Campus Ministries
Peace and Global Witness
Good Samaritan Fund
Tend My Sheep Offerings
North Raleigh Ministries - Food and Thanksgiving Baskets
Ronald McDonald Ministries
Note in the Pocket - shoes and underwear
Back Pack Buddies - oatmeal & grits
Haiti School Kits in conjunction with Presbyterian Women
Raleigh Rescue Mission - hats & gloves
Grandfather Children's Home - Christmas gift cards