The legacy of Lyle Moffett continues to encourage and support ministries of caring and compassion through a grant program that helps fund "ministries to the pain of a hurting world."
The Moffett Grant Fund Committee had proceeds of $11,424 to distribute to applicants whose requests totaled over twice the amount available to give. They approved 11 grants to congregations and mission communities in our presbytery. Below is a brief synopsis of each selected program. Complete descriptions will be available in the February 11 Presbytery Handbook of Reports.
Front Royal Presbyterian Church - for support of their work with the St. Luke Community Clinic in Front Royal to provide health care to those in poverty and with low incomes.
Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church - to support a program of education to engage the Winchester community in the opportunities and the needs of the Highland Food Pantry that serves a wide portion of the community.
Middletown Presbyterian Church - to support a special backpack program to help feed children after school and over the weekends.
Opequon Presbyterian Church - to help support an ongoing mission trip through the Appalachian Service Project to help restore homes, hope and to share Christ's love.
Sherando Presbyterian Church - to help support the youth with their mission work with the Presbytery of West Virginia, PDA, and West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy to help flood victims repair their homes.
Trinity Presbyterian Church - for support of the Bridges of Hope homelessness program helping women recover and find wholeness and compassion in their future.
Tuscarora Presbyterian Church - to support a program of assistance to 40 children in a poverty ridden area of their county who do not have enough to eat especially over the weekends and during the summer.
The Warm Springs Presbyterian Church
- to help support the TOTS pre-school program in Bath County that meets at
Warrenton Presbyterian Church - to help support its five-year ministry Haven Dinner Program that links their youth and residents at the Fauquier Haven Shelter through meals, VBS and hot meals at the church.
Loch Willow Presbyterian Church - for support of their youth who will continue their summer mission programs by attending this year's Baja Mission Trip.
The 2013 Moffett Grant Applications are now online for grants to be awarded in the year 2013. It is not too soon to be planning your congregation's mission focus for the coming year.
Download the application from the website www.shenpres.org/ScholarshipGrants.html