AFGHAN EVACUEE EFFORT - LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES
WRPC is honored to support Afghan evacuees who are resettling in northern New Mexico, providing friendship, employment and transportation assistance, financial support, and more. Please contact the church office for information on how you can join with us in this effort."
For more information, please visit the LFS website. Please help support the invaluable mission work we are involved in with the PARTNERSHIP FOR LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES. Or, feel free to contact us directly by phone at 505-672-3682.
AFGHAN EVACUEE EFFORT - LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES appreciates your support!
NAVAJO MISSION PARTNERSHIP
Over a decade ago, WRPC formed a partnership with the House of Fellowship Church, in Bread Springs, NM, on the Navajo Nation. We work side-by-side with our Diné sisters and brothers to listen to and love them in ways they can understand: sharing meals, doing home repair, collecting and delivering firewood, creating craft projects, doing church and residential maintenance, visiting, and praying together. We thank God for this ongoing partnership.
Our church also supports the work of the related organization, Nihitaa' Binaanish (Navajo for "Our Father's Business"), which is a registered non-profit organization, with a Navajo majority board, dedicated to serving the Navajo Nation by improving the lives of low-income Diné people through mentoring and support with construction-skills training, life-skills coaching, educational opportunities, spiritual growth, and more.
We are continually seeking both hands-on and financial support for these partnerships. If you are interested in being involved in a hands-on way, please contact the church office. If you would like to offer financial support, you may do so online, or by sending a check, payable to WRPC with "Navajo Mission Project" on the memo line, to the church office (310 Rover Blvd., White Rock, NM 87547).
JULIE'S HELPERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
"The Julie's Helpers Memorial Scholarship is a fund whose aim is to provide an annual award of $2,500 to a young Navajo woman or older Navajo girl, to help her pursue personal, educational, or professional development that she could not otherwise afford.
In the time since its establishment in 2011, 23 scholarships have been awarded to Navajo women, providing more than $35,000 to support their desire to return home and improve the lives of those in their communities.
Recent Julie's Helpers Memorial Scholarship recipients:
WRPC is privileged to be a partner in this ministry, and we invite you to join us! For more information, please see the Julie's Helpers Memorial Scholarship website.
CRISIS CENTER OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
"WRPC has supported the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico (CCNNM) for numerous years. The mission of CCNNM is "to educate people to make positive choices that help build and sustain healthy families and a violence-free environment."
Their services include providing emergency housing for survivors of domestic abuse, individual and group therapy at no cost, a 52-week batterer's intervention program, and more. The Crisis Center is the only domestic violence shelter in Rio Arriba County providing these services 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
For more information, including to join with us in this mission partnership through a financial donation, please visit the CCNNM website.
CAFE JUSTO PROJECT
"Cafe Justo is a grower-owned coffee cooperative based in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, whose creation was sparked by the hopeful ideas of one migrant in a time of despair and has grown to become a sustainable, small-scale, international coffee cooperative, driven by providing pure, organic coffee in the spirit of justice.
The cooperative promotes an alternative to migration, providing incentives for people to remain on their family lands. They work to create fair prices for customers in the US and just wages for the coffee farmers in Mexico.
Read more about this remarkable coop. And stop by WRPC to purchase Café Justo coffee! Contact the church office for more information.
Thank you for your support of Cafe Justo!
PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE
WRPC supports the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance fund through designated gifts of members, friends, and visitors of our church. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.
For more information, please visit the PCUSA Presbyterian Disaster Assistance site. Please support this financially and prayerfully as you feel moved! Contact us directly for more information by phone at (505-672-3682) or contact the church office.