Collections & Special Offerings
The Kirk has the following collections and special offerings:
Monthly Food Collection: The Kirk collects non-perishable food during the month to be dedicated once per month before it is taken to local food banks, such as Western Wake Crisis Ministry, Dorcas Food Pantry, and the Food Bank of NC.
March Madness Food Drive: During March, the congregation is encouraged to bring food to donate to their favorite team box. Weekly team “winners” are announced. All food is donated to the Food Bank of NC.
Pastor’s Benevolence Fund: This fund is used to help church and community members who are struggling with food, rent, medicine and other basic needs. Through your generous giving, the Pastors have the resources to help those who come to the Kirk in their time of need. We ask you to give to this fund by writing “Pastor’s Benevolence Fund” on your check or on an envelope, and all loose offerings also go to this fund. Thanks to your giving, we have been able help those who are struggling and represent to them the care and love of Jesus Christ.
Peach on the Porch: This annual fund raiser involves peach ice cream served outside the Kirk’s sanctuary to raise funds to support various mission activities.
Pennies for Hunger: The Kirk encourages persons and families to set aside 2 cents per meal per person and then bring their collected monies to worship on the first Sunday of each month. Offerings received support programs providing food to those in need.
The Presbyterian Women’s Thank Offering: This offering is typically collected in the fall of each year and funds projects such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns. At least 40 percent of this offering supports health ministries throughout the world. The remaining 60 percent funds new creative ideas for mission.
The Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering: This offering is usually collected in the spring of each year and funds up to five projects that are not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support, such as agricultural development, child care, community organization, criminal justice, drug counseling, economic justice, elderly care, employment training, homelessness, literacy, violence and women’s concerns.