The Service Ministry Committee of White Rock Presbyterian Church (WRPC) is hosting a rummage sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25.
All proceeds from the sale benefit one of three missions selected by the Committee: Julie’s Helpers Navajo Scholarship Fund, Young Life Camp Scholarships and Operation Christmas Child.
Julie’s Helpers Navajo Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Navajo women who plan to return to their community after college to help their people. Los Alamos Young Life Camp Scholarships helps pay for any local youth who desires to attend Lost Canyon Camp in northern Arizona for a week in the summer.
Operation Christmas Child is an international program that sends shoeboxes filled with toys, toiletries, school supplies and other gifts to children in need around the world.
Members and friends of the House of Fellowship (HOF) church will be joining members of WRPC this weekend to sell Navajo tacos and fry bread. The House of Fellowship is in Bread Springs, NM, about 12 miles south of Gallup.
Many of the Navajo in this area live in poverty, without running water or adequate housing. Proceeds from the Navajo taco and fry bread sales will go back to this community to help alleviate the challenges of poverty.
Among those who will be here this weekend are Fred and Lorraine Thomas, the House of Fellowship pastor and his wife and Tinisha Spencer the 2015-2016 recipient of the Julie’s Helpers Navajo Scholarship.
Fred and Lorraine Thomas have been helping their fellow Navajo build modest homes while encouraging self-sufficiency for years. WRPC members are helping the Thomas’ to establish a nonprofit to facilitate accepting donations and pursue grant funding so they can expand the reach of their ministry.
Individuals and groups interested in learning more or donating to any of these ministries may contact White Rock Presbyterian Church at 505.672.3682 or email@example.com
White Rock Presbyterian Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA). WRPC is located at 310 Rover Boulevard in the heart of White Rock. Worship is for 9:15 a.m., Sunday mornings.