Butner Church Council
As members of the Butner Church Council, we participate and support the following programs: food and financial support to the local food pantry, school backpack program, benevolence assistance, and Thanksgiving Blessing Bags collections for local needy families.
Local Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is supported by the local community with food and financial donations made through the Butner Church Council. Families in need can get supplemental food from the pantry. It is located at the Community United Methodist Church at 507 West E Street in Butner. Operating Hours: Tuesday 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
Local Backpack Program
The backpack program is always accepting monetary donations which are used to purchase prepackaged food bags from the A.C.I.M. in Oxford. These food bags are delivered to Butner-Stem Elementary School by Butner Church Council volunteers. The food bags are distributed by school staff to select kids as supplemental nutrition for the weekend. For 2017 we are currently supporting 8 students. Volunteers and financial support are always needed and checks should be made to “Butner Church Council” and designated for “Backpack Program”.
Durham Urban Ministries
Volunteers from Butner Presbyterian Church provide, prepare and serves breakfast to approximately 180 people the 4th Sunday of each month. This is a very rewarding mission to “Feed God’s Sheep” and make a personal contact to the needy citizens of Durham. If you are interested in helping with this most deserving mission please contact someone at church.
Durham Urban Ministries is located at 410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC.
World Vision – Sponsor a Child
We received a note and pictures from Rosmery the child we sponsor through World Vision. Rosmery lives in Guatemala and our support provides opportunities to her, her family and her community. The note and pictures are posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Fresh Water Wells
Another important mission of BPC is supporting the Marion Medical Mission in their efforts to provide shallow wells in Africa for poor villages of people who have no access to safe drinking water, we have raised enough money so far for two wells. One was completed on September 23rd, 2010 in the village of Wombolani, Malawi and serves 120 people. Money has been donated for the 2nd well and we will provide an update when we have it. Plans are to continue to raise money for this wonderful and life-saving mission.