Outreach Missions of Manassas Presbyterian Church:
The first Sunday of each month at MPC is Manna Sunday, when the Manna Cart is placed in the sanctuary and members and friends are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items for the Hunger Resource Center at SERVE. The donation cart is in the narthex at all other times. Cleaning supplies, paper goods, and toiletries are also collected for the residents of the shelter. At Easter and Christmas, MPC members are able to make monetary donations to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the clients of the Hunger Resource Center.
Since 2014, Manassas Presbyterian Church has hosted meal-packing service events annually in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We began with our first event packing 10,000 meals. Since then, with the help of friends from First Baptist Church and the community, MPC members have packed over 141,000 meals! You can support this mission at any time by making a donation to our Rise Against Hunger fund. MPC members can donate online via MPC's Online Giving options by selecting "Rise Against Hunger.” Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime!
Sunday evening meals are prepared and served once per month for the clients of the SERVE shelter in Manassas
Thursday lunches are prepared and served once every other month for the Barnabas’ Table outreach at First Baptist Church in Manassas
Each year, in partnership with Volunteer Prince William, MPC hosts a Un-Trim-A-Tree and sponsors gifts for children in Prince William County elementary schools and their siblings. Each child receives 2 wishes, and our congregation sponsors approximately 100 children each year.
The Manassas Hope for the Homeless hypothermia shelter at Manassas Baptist Church is the effort of several local churches to provide emergency overnight shelter for homeless Manassas-area residents on nights of extreme low temperatures. Several members of our church volunteer to staff the shelter when it is open.
Clothing drives at MPC support the shelter at SERVE, the clients at First Baptist Church, and the inmates at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center
In response to continuing global needs for disaster and refugee response, MPC members provide materials and assemble clean-up buckets and school kits which are distributed by Church World Service
The sleeping mat project at MPC recycles plastic grocery bags into mats for people who are without shelter or mattresses. Approximately 500 unsheltered homeless reside in Prince William County and each mat with a pillow uses nearly 800 bags. Mats are distributed through First Baptist Church of Manassas. You can help by cutting bags in to strips, tying strips into plarn (plastic yarn), or by learning to crochet the mats.