Local Mission

Local Mission Involvement and Partnership at EPC

Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center
This ministry cares for Central Virginia women who find themselves needing resources to cope with unplanned pregnancies. The ministry seeks to meet emotional, physical, and spiritual needs to empower women to choose life. Services include counseling, referral, support, maternity and baby clothing. The aim is to provide real, workable alternatives to abortion.

New Direction Ministry at Amherst County Jail
Provides support for ministry in the Amherst County Jail. The Rev. Mr. Fordys Arnold has established a full time ministry to inmates, the Sheriff, Deputies, and their families.

Amherst County Habitat for Humanity
ACHFH seeks to make it possible for families who might not otherwise be able to afford owning their own homes to do so. Through a strenuous screening process, a family is chosen and volunteer labor builds the home. Then the home is sold to the family at a much-reduced monthly payment. The family chosen also helps with the labor (sweat equity).

Presbyterian HomesĀ and Family Services
Provides long term residency and care at Zuni and the Home of the Highlands for children, teens and adults who, for various reasons, need to be taken out of their own family home environment.

Helping Hands
Helping Hands is a local mission sponsored by the Monelison Ministerial Association. The purpose of the program is to provide food, heat, clothing, and monetary assistance to needy families in our area. Presbyterian Home is a well established ministry to provide a ministry of healing and nurturing to individuals and their families. The ministry manifests itself in preventive, rehabilitative, and specialized services within the context of Christian faith.

Salvation Army of Lynchburg
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Interfaith Outreach
a local organization that is dedicated to relieving distress and improving the quality of life for people in need without giving funds directly to the applicants.

The Food Pantry, First Baptist Church, Monroe
providing groceries for the needy in our county