There are always opportunities to serve the church, community and beyond by offering your time, talents or resources. Even with worship services suspended, we are continuing missions of the church. Don’t forget to “pass the plate” virtually by giving online. Continue to participate in committee meetings to continue the work of the church. And look out for drive-thru donation drives and other hands-on ways you can serve by participating in projects that our Missions Committee organizes.
Here are some current ways you can volunteer your time or resources:
Starmount has always worked to support Out of the Garden's efforts to provide healthy food for local school children and their families. Thier mobile markets bring food deliveries to families who live in food deserts, areas where access to healthy food is difficult. Every 4th Tuesday of the month, Out of the Garden's mobile market at Falkener Elementary will be sponsored by Starmount Presbyterian Church. Click the graphic to sign up to volunteer to help distribute food boxes to eligible families who drive thru the mobile market!
There are so many ways you support our preschool staff get their classrooms ready for the new year. 1. Pick up Target gift cards to help with classroom needs and drop them in Cindy Lee's box at the church. 2. Click the image on the left for an Amazon wishlist where you can order online and have supplies shipped to the preschool. 3. Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Starmount Preschool and Amazon Smile account to Starmount Presbyterian Church.
Help senior and homebound members with light househodl repairs and maintenance. No major expereince is needed. Change lightbulbs and other tasks that require ladders, repair leaky faucets, fix loose handrails, etc. Contact Kevin Kattmann (email@example.com) if you can help.
YWCA Shelter dinners
On the second Monday of each month, Starmount organizes a dinner for YWCA Family Shelter. If you'd like to help by providing a main course, side or drinks for this monthly dinner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September Collection: School Supplies
The mission committee's latest collection is school supplies. Specifically we need wide-ruled notebook paper, folders with prongs, glue sticks, kid scissors and Target gift cards (to use to purchase backpacks!). Please drop donations in the mission bins outside of the church office or bring them to Welcome Home Sunday on September 12 . Donations support our tutoring families and local agencies.
higher ground lunches
On the third Thursday of each month, Starmount hosts a lunch at Higher Ground. Higher Ground is a support facility for those living with HIV. Higher Ground's guests are a delightful group of people who appreciate the meal and the comraderie of hosts who join them for lunch. If you'd like to help by providing drinks or food items, or delivering and serving lunch, please contact Evelyn Garrison at email@example.com.
Years ago, Starmount established a tutoring program to specifically help our refugee families. School children meet on Wednesday afternoons for help with their school work and to enjoy a meal together provided by church members. If you'd like to help by providing food, transportation or serving as a tutor, please email Margaret Huffmann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the graphic for more information about our tutoring program.
Our community garden is made up of plots that are "rented" by church families. Families can plant whatever they want, tend their plot on their own time, and keep some of their harvest. We only ask that at least 20% of the harvest is shared to help feed local families in need. Interested in a plot in our garden? Contact Linda Anderson at email@example.com. Click the graphic for more information about Starmount's garden.
Providing housing is another mission that Starmount is committed to. We support Habitat for Humanity and often send volunteers to lend hands to their building projects. Recently, Starmount partnered with Tiny House Community Development to provide funding and manpower to build a tiny house. The house was constructed on the church grounds and then moved to its permanent home in a community in High Point. There will be a few more work days this summer to finish the house. Contact Kevin Kattmann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.
Feeding the hungry is a mission that Starmount is particularly active in. We often collect food to restock the pantries of local non-profits. Starmount participates in two large food drives each year organized by Greensboro Urban Ministries, in which volunteers collect nonperishables that shoppers donate outside of Walmart Neighborhood Market at Guilford College. Starmount also participates in monthly mobile meals deliveries for Senior Resources of Guilford. On the first Tuesday of each month, volunteers pick up hot meals and travel in pairs to deliver to those who are in need. It's a heartwarming service to local seniors, many of which get so few visitors that they are just happy to see a friendly face. If you are interested in helping, contact Stan Dixon.