One of the best ways to get involved is to find a place to serve, within the congregation or in the community or in the world. You don’t even have to join the church first to get involved. All are welcome to participate. Raeford Presbyterian Church provides many opportunities to participate in serving our church families, in outreach activities in our local community and in service projects around the world. Our involvement is multi-faceted. If you have an interest, a talent, or a concern please join us as we offer direct services to individuals, as we volunteer in community ministries, or through sharing financial resources.

The needs are great-whether around the corner or around the world. Come join us! Get involved!

Ministries

The Raeford Presbyterian Church provides an environment, programs and activities by which children and youth have the opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ.

We invite all children to participate in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Sunday School is on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am.

Children have the opportunity to participate in confirmation and catechism classes.

Vacation Bible School is a week of fun-filled, age appropriate activities that will teach your child the early lessons about God.

For more information, contact the church office at (910) 875-2101 or Janet Plummer at (910) 875-3912.

Flowers in our sanctuary on Sunday mornings are provided by members in the memory of someone, in honor of someone or simply for the glory of God.

A single rose is placed on the altar to welcome a new baby into the church family.

Please contact the church office at (910)-875-2101 if you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary or volunteer on the committee.

The Raeford Presbyterian Church offers a local ministry to those who need relief of unexpected circumstances. If you are in an emergency situation and need assistance, contact the church office at (910) 875-2101.

Your situation will be reviewed and a determination will be made as to whether we have the resources in place to support your needs. All requests are kept confidential.

The Men of the Church (MOC) work, grow, and celebrate God’s grace together.

Men of the Church Events

  • MOC enjoy a quarterly breakfast together in John Ropp Hall.
  • MOC have a time of fellowship at the annual fish fry.
  • MOC participate in Habitat for Humanity with other local churches and organizations.

For more information on how to participate, contact the church office at (910) 875-2101 or Van Gibson.

Music is an important part of worship at the Raeford Presbyterian Church.

The music ministry is open to all who want to share their talents to celebrate the glory of God.

Adult Choir Practice is held on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm.

For more information on how you can become a part of our music ministry, please contact the church at 875-2101.

The Raeford Presbyterian Church believes in the power of prayer.

We encourage our members to pray for those in need, those facing challenges, our military, our government, our nation and our world. If you would like to part of our prayer ministry, we meet every Tuesday morning at 7:30 and every Sunday morning at 9:15 in the Russell Smith Sunday School Class.

If you or someone you know needs our prayers, please contact the minister at 875-2101. He will pray for you and will include you in our Prayer Chain if you so desire. If you would like to part of the Prayer Chain, please contact the church office (910) 875-2101 or the officer listed below.

We include in our weekly bulletin and in “The Link”, a list of those who need continued prayer. If you or someone you know should be included on our list, we ask that you contact the church office. We update that list the last week of each month. If the need for prayer is prolonged, please let us know that your prayer request should remain on the list.

Prayer Ministry Contact – Delia McNeill (910) 875-2338

The Presbyterian Women (PW) serve the church in a variety of ways. They provide support and care to families who experience loss or have special needs in other ways. They grow together through Bible study every month in circle meetings. Through PW, funds are available to support global, national and local missions as well as scholarships for members attending college.

For more information contact the church office (875-2101) or the officers listed below.

Moderator: Jean Powell

Circles:

Circle #1 – meets 1st Sunday in month at 4 p.m.
Circle #2 – meets 2nd Tuesday night in month at 7 p.m.
Circle #3 – meets 2nd Tuesday in month at 2 p.m.

Listen Live to Sunday Morning Worship on WMFA 1400 AM.

The Sunday morning worship service is aired on Raeford’s local radio station for individuals who are unable to attend.

Listen to the live broadcast of the 11:00 am worship service each Sunday morning on WMFA 1400 AM on your radio.

All children are invited to attend an exciting Vacation Bible School every summer. Bring a friend too!

A fun-filled week of age-appropriate Bible lessons, songs, activities and crafts.

Parents are invited for a hot dog lunch on Friday.

Watch our website for more VBS details about dates, times, registration form, and required health forms that must be completed for each child prior attending.

If you would like for your child to attend VBS, please contact the church office at (910) 875-2101 or Janet Plummer at (910) 875-3912.

The Raeford Presbyterian Church has always recognized the importance of providing a strong youth program.

Youth groups (6th – 8th grades and 9th – 12th grades) meet on Wednesday nights, following the meal provided for our families.

Youth leaders guide our youth in christian service by participating in global mission projects as well as local service projects.

Youth attend conferences at local camps, as well as in Montreat and Lake Junaluska.

Youth meet September through May on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.

Contact Ken Macdonald at ken@thenews-journal.com or church office at (910) 875-2101 for more information.

All youth are welcome!

Missions

Camp Monroe is a 501(c)3 non-profit year-round Christian camp and retreat center located in south-central North Carolina. Responding to God’s love our mission is to invite people to a place and time apart where relationships with God, others and creation are nurtured and where Christ’s call to discipleship is discovered. Camp Monroe offers overnight and day camping experiences for children and youth of all faith traditions. Our goal is to provide developmentally-appropriate activities for each age group and offer opportunities to build lasting friendships with their peers and with Jesus Christ through fellowship, worship, camp activities, and Bible Study.

We offer summer camps, day camps, retreats and workshops. Click here to find out more about Camp Monroe.

The Raeford Presbyterian Church supports the ministers and other leaders of our denomination by participating in the PCUSA JOY offering. During Advent, a special offering will be received for this fund.

Click here for more information about the Christmas JOY Gift Offering.

The Presbyterian Women (PW) supports this mission. For a designated time, donations are accepted through Sunday worship and through the church office for the “Blanket Fund.”

For more information, contact the church office at (910) 875-2101 or Jean Powell, PW Moderator.

The Raeford Presbyterian Church has been a partner with Habitat for Humanity for many years.

Not only do we provide monetary resources, we work! We come together with our friends and neighbors from all over the community to provide better housing for those in need.

Call the church office at (910) 875-2101 or Van Gibson, President of the Men of the Church for more information.

Come join us!

For more than 20 years, the Raeford Presbyterian Church has worked through Faith Ministries on Mexico mission trips. Joining our hearts and hands, we have formed relationships with our friends in Mexico, building homes and medical clinics, leading Bible School and celebrating Christmas fiestas. Come join us!

For more information, contact Ken MacDonald at or visit the Faith Ministry website.

Dan and Elizabeth Turk

BP 623, SAF/FJKM

Antananarivo 101, Madagascar, Africa

470-658-8367 (cell)

 

Serving in partnership with the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM), Dan and Elizabeth work to improve the lives of the Malagasy people. Elizabeth trains village health workers, helps communities develop safe drinking water sources and educates church leaders and youth about AIDS prevention. Dan has helped the FJKM develop an extensive fruit tree program that includes a fruit tree nursery and extension work with farmers. He also does environmental education, helping people live in harmony with God’s creation. Dan helps pastoral students grow fruits and vegetables. They will use these skills to help their community and families to achieve improved food security and nutrition. The Turks say that meeting needs in Christ’s name demonstrates how much God loves them.


Gordan and Dorothy Gartrell

Rua Joa’o A.da Fonseca, no 462 Centro, Gov.

Mangabeira, BA 44350-000 Brazil

 

First appointed to mission service with the PC(USA) in 1990, the Gartrells have served in five different regions of Brazil. Originally invited by the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil, Gordon and Dorothy are now serving at the invitation of the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil and have been assigned to a congregation in Mangabeira in the state of Bahia. The United Presbyterian Church has asked the PC(USA) to help expand their witness, and the Gartrells are part of the American church’s response. The Gartrells are a natural fit in Brazil. Gordon grew up in Brazil where his parents served as Presbyterian missionaries for 31 years. He understands the people and culture and has a passion to see Brazilians follow Christ as his disciples and extend the body of Christ in their communities. Dorothy was not born in Brazil but went there after college and served for two years as a volunteer teacher for missionary children. The Gartrells have been a ministry team in both the U.S. and Brazil since their marriage. They are the parents of three adult children: John, Elizabeth, and Daniel.

The Raeford Presbyterian Church annually participates in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry sponsored through Samaritan’s Purse.

A Shoebox Drive is sponsored during a designated time prior to Christmas.

Shoeboxes filled with stuffed animals, trucks, balls, dolls, crayons, pens, pencils, books, markers, notebooks, flashlights, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, combs and hair bows are dedicated on a Sunday at the end of the drive.

Children are also given an opportunity to participate in this ministry during Vacation Bible School.

Our church serves as the local drop off point for other churches and organizations in the local area.

Click here for more information about Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child.