“The life of service flows naturally and inescapably from the teachings of Jesus Christ, and no congregation or disciple can avoid the direct gift and demand of God’s call to love and serve others.”
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. PGC has had a long standing relationship with ARC. We provide financial assistance and when necessary, our members volunteer for service opportunities with ARC with disaster relief.
The Carying Place helps working homeless families achieve independent living through mentoring of volunteers providing weekly guidance in managing personal finances, seeking permanent affordable housing, and maintaining a job – breaking the cycle of poverty they have experienced. PGC provides dinner for individuals who are in the program at Caring place, two to three times per year.
Clinic Olivia (Niger – Reformed Church of America) Is a missionary led and operated Clinic providing health care to the poor in the impoverished nation of Niger in West Africa. PGC has provided leadership training for Pastor in Niger in 2014. For the last 3 years we've supported the Clinic. We purchased an ambulance for the clinic in 2015, and help to build an additional Clinic to provide medical care for people outside of the capital City Niamey.
Dorcas Ministries provides crisis relief to area residents who seek stability and self-sufficiency through food and financial assistance, scholarships, training programs, referrals and an affordable thrift shop. PGC has been working with Dorcas Ministries for many years. We provide financial support to Dorcas every year and PGC disciples volunteer at Dorcas continuously. In 2015 Dorcas participated in our International Community Day. We also support their annual Fund Raising Breakfast at the Cary Country Club.
The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham, North Carolina’s oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter, providing food, clothing, permanent supportive housing, vocational training, Biblical counseling, job placement, education, accountability and much more to broken men, women, and children in Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. PGC provides financial support, as well as, food and clothing in support of Durham Rescue Mission.
Embrace Uganda provides quality health care for orphans and vulnerable children. They facilitate meaningful and enduring relationships with Ugandan orphans and vulnerable children in targeted communities. They provide material and human capital for the creation of sustainable economic development in targeted communities. PGC provides financial support to Embrace Uganda. To date, we have helped to build a well for the City of Karang in 2014. We also have provided medical care for 300 children in 2016. Several disciples of PGC have participated in short term mission to Uganda through Embrace Uganda.
Haiti Ministry provides quality health care for orphans and vulnerable children. They provide free education and spiritual training to church leaders. PGC's mission ministry has been working with the Haiti Ministry for nearly three years. To date, a team of PGC disciples went on a short term mission trip for a medical Clinic. In 2015 representatives from the PGC Mission Ministry conducted a leadership training for Haitian Church leaders and pastors. in 2016, PGC Mission Ministry provided over 200 solar lights to the people of Haiti through Pastor Martinez's ministry.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County builds safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background. PGC has a long standing relationship with Habitat. For the last 4 years, PGC has provided financial support to Habitat to help build houses. Many of our members volunteer at Habitat on an ongoing basis. Lunches are also provided for PGC volunteers.
Neighbor To Neighbor seeks to cultivate life-changing relationships resulting in communities of hope, justice, and compassion. They focus on working with inner city youths and provide different programs to engage in life transforming activities. PGC partnered with Neighbor 2 Neighbor to help build the solar lights for Haiti in 2016.
Prayer Wake County Is a fellowship of Churches throughout several counties of North Carolina. They come together in the spirit of Christian love and unity to have a prayer concert to bring churches from different denominations and races. Our disciples have attended and supported this initiative for the past four years.
Step Up Ministries helps adults and children transform their lives through employment and life skills training. Their vision is to be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers. Our Partnership with Step Up Ministries began in 2016. PGC has provided clothes and school supplies to this ministry.
Urban Ministries Durham connects with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. PGC provides lunch three to four times per year, for over 200 people. In 2016 PGC Disciples volunteered to sort clothes and provide a home cooked meal at Thanksgiving.