Every member of our congregation participates in some way in outreach missions, by giving of our time, talent and financial support. The TPC Mission and Outreach Ministry Group oversees:
Operation Inasmuch (OIAM): In 2018, the participation in Operation Inasmuch by TPC was about 2/3 of our congregation! In 2019, we have 100% participation!! See more details on the OIAM page.
Essex Churches Together (ECT): Tappahannock Presbyterian was instrumental in the development and leadership of an interdenominational council of churches called Essex Churches Together (ECT ). See more details on the ECT page.
PCUSA Special Offerings: The congregation is generous in giving to the four PCUSA offerings: the Christmas Joy Gift, the Peace Offering, the Pentecost Offering, and the One Great Hour of Sharing.
Response to Hunger in the community: The 5 cents a meal offering is received the third Sunday of each month. We fill and re-fill Lucy’s Basket regularly to contribute to the local food banks. There is quick response to special requests such as peanut butter and jelly for children during the summer months.
Trunk or Treat: Since we began this community event for kids and families in 2015, we have grown to about 450 kids (plus their families!) as we celebrate our neighbors and the fun of costumes and treats. We now share this event with several other churches and Scout programs.
ECHO Shelter: We volunteer at this winter home for folks in need, giving funds and sharing meals with guests and staff.
Youth Camping: Each year the church sponsors the children of the congregation to Camp Hanover. Equally important, we can sponsor several children from the community to attend camp as well.
Our other ministry groups are in mission, too: Congregational Care Ministry Group as mission: The Congregational Care ministry group assists us as we share times of joy as well as times of need. Refreshments are brought by a different family every Sunday to enjoy after the 10:00 service. Family night suppers are opportunities to feast, learn and grow as a church community of all ages. The Congregational Care group meets needs for food and fellowship after memorial services, at our annual retreats, at the Christmas luncheon, River service, and Lenten community service. We provide meal for our own members and friends when they are in need.
Christian Education Ministry Group as mission: From memorizing short Scripture passages, to hearing a Bible story, to making gifts for folks in local facilities, our children and youth learn by doing every Sunday. Our youth participate in morning worship by taking up collections, as readers, and by “building the table” with Bible, candle light and pouring water into the baptismal font. Adults are invited to join classes offered across the year, as well as our every Tuesday Bible study.