Westminster supports important work beyond our church walls that fulfills our mission: “Sustained by grace, we are called to serve Christ, share God’s love, and work for justice in a complex world.”
Westminster strives to budget 20% of all pledge income to mission and benevolence, which includes designated giving to the PC(USA) via the Presbytery of the James and to University Mission. The Benevolence Committee allocates undesignated funds to local, national, and international efforts that directly address education, children’s services, refugee work, medical care, providing shelter, eliminating hunger, and more.
Information about applying for annual benevolence grants is available each spring. Recent examples of grant recipients are: The Alliance for Interfaith Ministry (AIM), Charlottesville Free Clinic, Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity, International Rescue Committee (IRC), ChildHealth (previously CHIP), Mediation Center of Charlottesville, PACEM, PROSAMI, Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE), Sin Barreras (Without Borders), The Haven, Westminster Child Care Center scholarships, and others.
Benevolence and Mission Endowment Committee
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903