Supported Missions & Missionaries
Donation-A-Week-Neighbors is a volunteer emergency service agency that provides emergency services to needy persons within the Altavista/Hurt area. It is sponsored by the Altavista Area Ministerial Association. DAWN can be reached at (434) 369-7969 or Facebook.
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM during pandemic.
The Alavista Area Ministerial Association represents ministers and churches in Altavista, Hurt, Gretna, and more. AAMA members include Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Non-Denominational, and many others. Check out AAMA on Facebook.
Second Helping Luncheons
AAMA and DAWN oversee and resource the weekly Second Helping Luncheons, which are hosted in our fellowship hall. Lunch is provided every Wednesday at noon. The meal is free of charge, but a donation is suggested, which supports DAWN.
Postponed during coronavirus pandemic.
Lynchburg Daily Bread
Lynchburg Daily Bread is a food pantry that serves a free, nutritious lunch 365 days a year where everyone is welcome. Guests may have as many servings as they wish. More than 98% of the food is donated from local colleges, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Check out their website for more information! APC sends volunteers every third Wednesday.
Every Monday and Thursday at 11:15 AM, Daily Bread serves meals in Altavista at English Park. This is a drive through service and patrons are invited to line up at the boat launch.
Altavista Backpack Program
The Backpack program is an ecumenical mission in partnership with Lynch Station Baptist Church, which provides food for needy families by providing a weekend meal to elementary school children who qualify for free lunch. This program is funded annually by the Abbott Laboratories.
Operation Christmas Child
Claire Parker Foundation
The Claire Parker Foundation focuses on quality of life support for kids and their families fighting cancer by offering comprehensive programs. Their goal is to deliver a Care Box into the hands of every family fighting pediatric cancer in the region as soon as they walk through the hospital doors. Learn more on their website!
Franny’s House is a shelter for women victims of domestic violence. If you are a woman currently in a domestic violence situation, we encourage you to contact us at the church and we’ll put you in contact with a representative of Franny's House.
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. Visit their website for more information.
Two Cents-a-Meal is organized by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and distributed by individuals Presbyteries. The first Sunday of every month, APC collects a special offering to support Two Cents-a-Meal. Recipients of grant money include Kairos, Franny's House, Lynchburg Daily Bread, and many others. For more information about the Presbytery of the Peaks' program, stop by their website.
John & Beth Muehleisen
Rev. Dr. Barry & Shelly Dawson
Serving in Southeast Asia with the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Serving with Resourcing Christian Education as an elementary teacher at the Christian International School of Prague in the Czech Republic.
Paul & Reinhild Sydnor